In Geoshale2012 we discuss about shales on the following sessions:


Stratigraphic study of fine-grained sediments - from biostratigraphy to integrated stratigraphy

chairmen: Teresa Podhalańska, Polish Geological Institute; Daniel Goldman, University of Dayton

Accumulation of muddy sediments - sedimentology of fine-grained rocks

chairmen: Kevin Bohacs, Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company; Paweł Lis, Polish Geological Institute

Shale diagenesis and effects on shale properties

chairmen: Jan Środoń, Polish Academy of Science; Arkadiusz Derkowski, Polish Academy of Science

Tectonics of shales

chairmen: Ken McCaffrey, Durham University; Piotr Krzywiec, Polish Geological Institute

Organic and inorganic geochemistry of fine-grained sediments

chairmen: Achim Bechtel, Montanuniversität Leoben; Leszek Marynowski University of Silesia

Geophysical contributions to understanding shale properties and behavior

chairmen: David Dewhurst, CSIRO Australian Resources Research Centre; Grzegorz Wróbel, Polish Geological Institute

Exploration & Production experience in oil/gas shale prospects

chairmen: Laura Reich, Marathon Oil Corporation; Monika Konieczyńska, Polishi Geological Institute - National Research Institute


Invited speakers included:

Achim Bechtel, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
Kevin Bohacs - ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, USA
David Dewhurst - CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering, Australia
Nazmul Haque Mondol - Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Norway
Ken McCaffrey, Durham University, United Kingdom
Juergen Schieber - Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University, USA
Jan Środoń - Head of Research Centre in Cracow, Institute of GeologicalSciences, Polish Academy of Science