Petroleum Structures and Geomechanics Division
Driven by keen interest in geomechanics and supported by an established foundation in structural geology and tectonics, the amalgamated discipline of geomechanics and petroleum structural geology is one of the fastest growing disciplines in petroleum geoscience. Evidence of the growing importance of this technical area includes the rapid growth of these technical teams within E&P companies, the increasing importance of deep and/or geomechanically complex targets (including unconventional and subsalt), and the proliferation of papers and specialty meetings on these topics.
An important opportunity for the AAPG stems from the current situation wherein this technical interest group is neither well-represented by other professional societies nor by the AAPG. For technical affiliation, individuals from this discipline area must look outside of AAPG to groups including the Structure and Tectonics Division of GSA, the Tectonic Studies and the Petroleum groups of the Geological Society of London, the American Rock Mechanics Association, the American Geophysical Union, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and a plethora of informal LinkedIn groups.
There is no dues structure at this time.