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EAGE Workshop on Petroleum Geochemistry in Operations & Production

A Tale of Fluids in Carbonate Reservoirs

3 - 5 October 2016, Doha, Qatar

Talk "Reactive fluid flow due to organic-inorganic interactions

in carbonate rocks"

by Hans-Martin Schulz

Fifth EAGE Shale Workshop

Quantifying Risk and Potential

2 - 4 May 2016, Catania, Italy

Talk about "Micro-environments in Shale"

by Hans-Martin Schulz

Origin and Evolution of the Cape Mountains and Karoo Basin

Imbizo 2015

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

2-days short course "Sedimentology and diagenesis of (un)conventional petroleum sytems",

by Hans-Martin Schulz,

24th/25th of November 2015, Port Elizabeth, South Africa


GeoBerlin 2015 4-7 October 2015

Visit our session

Session B1-02: Rock and Fluids Properties and Interactions in Hydrocarbon Systems,

7th of October, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.,

chaired by W. van Berk & H.M. Schulz


Keynote speaker: K. Bjorlykke (Oslo):

"Constraints on fluid flow and mass transport on diagenesis in sedimentary basins-

Predicting physical properties of sandstones and shales"

2015 ICCP Meeting in Potsdam

67th Meeting of the International Committee for Coal and Organic Petrology (ICCP)

September 5-11, 2015, Potsdam, Germany

WiPS co-founder H.-M. Schulz in the Scientific Committee

Goldschmidt Conference 2015

16 - 21 August 2015 • Prague, Czech Republic


Our talk

Schulz HM, Wirth R & Schreiber A:

Formation of TiO2 Polymorphs Brookite and Anatase due to Organic-Inorganic Rock-Fluid Interactions: Are Such Processes Analogues for the Industrial Production of TiO2 Nanocrystals?

June 2015

                                      Our paper:

W. van Berk, Y. Fu, and H.-M. Schulz (2015): Creation of pre-oil-charging porosity by migration of source-rock-derived corrosive fluids through carbonate reservoirs: one-dimensional reactive mass transport modelling. Petroleum Geosciences 21, 35-42


Top 1 most downloaded papers

(303 downloads, both Lyell Collection and GeoScienceWorld)

AAPG 2015 Annual Convention and Exhibition

Denver, Colorado, 31 May – 3 June

Our talks

W. van Berk, Y. Fu & H.-M. Schulz: Porosity Creation in Carbonate Reservoirs by Pre-Oil Charging With Source Rock-Derived Corrosive Fluids: One-Dimensional Reactive Mass Transport Modeling.


Y. Fu, W. van Berk & H.-M. Schulz:Thermochemical Sulfate Reduction in Anhydrite-sealed Carbonate Gas Reservoirs: A 3D Reactive Mass Transport Modeling Approach.

First EAGE Basin & Petroleum Systems Modeling Workshop, 13-22 October 2014, Dubai

Talk presentd by W. van Berk, H.-M. Schulz & Y. Fu: "Generic hydrogeochemical model of TSR processes in a gas-filled carbonate reservoir sealed by anhydrite".

AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition 2014, Istanbul, 14-17 September

Presentation of the H2S modelling approach by Dr. Y. Fu

AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition 2014, Houston, TX, 6-9 April


  • Y. Fu et al.: A multidisciplinary and multi-scale approach to identify hydrogeochemical processes altering porosity-permeability properties of reservoir rocks.
  • Hans-Martin Schulz et al.: Retracing organic-inorganic interactions in the Alum Shale (Middle Cambrian-Lower Ordovician) in southern Sweden: from shale oil to biogenic shale gas?
  • W. van Berk et al.: Oil degradation in the Gullfaks field (Norway): how hydrogeochemical modeling can help to decipher organic-inorganic interactions controlling CO2 fate and behavior.
  • U. Hammes and H.-M. Schulz: Northern German unconventional reservoirs in microbial slope and basin dolomitized mudstones: assessment of oil to source-rock correlations within a sequence stratigraphic framework.



Excellence in Reviewing

Hans-Martin Schulz, member of the WiPS team, was awarded for excellent reviewing by the journal Marine and Petroleum Geology for 2013.