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Short Courses

Short Course 1

Mitigating Uncertainty, Risk, and Bias in Geotechnical Decision Making

Mobirise

Instructor

Creties Jenkins of Rose and Associates

This one-day course provides an introduction to strategies, tactics, and tools that can help you more effectively evaluate opportunities, avoid pitfalls, and improve results in your geotechnical decision-making. Numerous examples and exercises will change your perspectives on the everyday challenges we face and provide you with techniques to surmount them.

April 8, 2020, 8 am – 5 pm, at the Embassy Suites Hotel

Sponsored by the Coast Geological Society

Part 1: Understanding the Challenges

  • Delivering on our promises
  • Estimating under uncertainty
  • Unconscious bias and other congnitive errors that distort our thinking
  • Motivational bias and how it skews expectations
  • Missing opportunities hiding in plain site
  • Mistaking familiarity for real understanding
  • The struggle to be impartial and objective

Part 2: Tackling the Challenges

  • Differentiating risk, uncertainty, and chance
  • Identifying and focusing on those key factors we can influence
  • Turning “unknown unknowns” into “known unknowns”
  • Using statistics as a language for communicating uncertainty
  • Applying aggregation to narrow the range of possible outcomes
  • Implementing a staged approach to responsibly expose capital
  • Preparing for those key questions our managers will ask
  • Building an assurance process to calibrate our expectations

Student Fee

$ 25
  • Limited Slots.
    Fee includes course materials, morning coffee and afternoon refreshment. Lunch not included.
  • Registration Deadline

    March 29, 2020

Professional Fee

$ 150
  • Limited Slots.
    Fee includes course materials, morning coffee and afternoon refreshment. Lunch not included.
  • Registration Deadline

    March 29, 2020

Short Course 2

Sequence Stratigraphy for Graduate Students and Early Career Professionals

Mobirise

Co-Instructor

Morgan Sullivan of Chevron

Mobirise

Co-Instructor

Kenn Ehman of Chevron

This two-day short course is designed to teach the principles, concepts, and methodologies of sequence stratigraphy. Sequence stratigraphy is a methodology that uses a hierarchy of stratal surfaces to subdivide the stratigraphic record. This methodology allows the identification of coeval facies, documents the time-transgressive nature of classic lithostratigraphic units, and provides geoscientists with an additional way to analyze and subdivide the stratigraphic record. Using exercises that utilizes outcrop, core, well-log and seismic data, this course provides hands-on experience for learning sequence stratigraphy. The exercises include classic case studies from which many sequence stratigraphic concepts were originally developed.

April 4-5, 2020, 8 am – 5 pm, at the Embassy Suites Hotel

Sponsored by the Pacific Section SEPM

Student Fee

$ 50
  • Limited Slots.
    Fee includes course materials, morning coffee and afternoon refreshment. Lunch not included.
  • Registration Deadline

    March 29, 2020

Professional Fee

$ 200
  • Limited Slots.
    Fee includes course materials, morning coffee and afternoon refreshment. Lunch not included.
  • Registration Deadline

    March 29, 2020