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News and announcements from the Lagos office of the AAPG Africa Region, brought to you by Delia Kuye and friends.

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On 12th June 2017 under the umbrella of the AAPG VGP program, Edith was able to deliver a lecture at the University of Johannesburg.

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The 2017 AAPG GTW workshop on Unconventional hydrocarbons successfully kicked-off on 20th June at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.

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The oil and gas industry encourages work–life balance amongst its professionals, hence the Young Professionals (YP) of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) and the African Region of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) led by Austin Mgbemere and Demola Lanisa respectively, had a Social Hangout at the Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos on 18th March, 2017.

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You haven't missed your chance! We've changed the dates so register now! This geosciences technology workshop will focus on the connection between a strong geological understanding of the fields and the deployment of relevant integrated multi-disciplinary technologies (e.g. acquisition/reprocessing of high-resolution seismic data, surveillance, water flooding, gas injection and other well optimization techniques) that aid the extension of mature fields’ life cycles.

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Register now for this exciting geosciences technology workshop, which offers a field trip across the Moroccan High Atlas.

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Congratulations to Team Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Awka — winning team representing Africa Region at the 2017 Global finals of the Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) competition taking place in Houston, USA in April 2017.

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Network, interact and share expertise with fellow petroleum scientists while learning the latest unconventional reservoir techniques and technologies.

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The inaugural AAPG/SPE Africa Energy and Technology Conference concluded on 7 December, having attracted over 170 attendees, from 24 countries and representing a total of 83 institutions.

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A Brief History of Hydraulic Fracturing and Induced Seismicity and Possible Pitfalls for interpreting B-values as a stress meter was delivered on 04 Dec 2016 by Visiting Geoscientist Dr. Sherilyn Williams Stroud.

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The AAPG/SPE Africa Energy and Technology Conference Opening Ceremony took place on 5th December 2016 and included welcoming remarks from Andrew Kamau Principal Secretary, State Department for Petroleum, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya; MaryJane Mwangi, Ag. CEO, National Oil Corporation Kenya (NOCK); Paul Britt, AAPG President and Janeen Judah, SPE President.

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