Date: Monday, 11 April
Time: 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. (Awards presentations 6:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.)
Location: Hilton Americas-Houston, Ballroom of the Americas A/B, Level 2
All students and faculty attending the convention are invited to the AAPG/SEPM Student Reception. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments while mingling with your peers. An introduction will be given by an ExxonMobil representative before the top three poster authors from the Shell-sponsored “Selected Academic Research Topics: Student Presentations” receive awards. The Jim Hartman Service to Students Award will be conveyed to AAPG recipient(s) who have contributed exceptional service to AAPG’s Student Programs. The awards program closes with the presentation of the Schlumberger-sponsored Outstanding Student Chapter Awards along with the Imperial Barrel Award prizes.
Dates: Monday, 11 April: 8:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 12 April: 8:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 13 April: 8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Location: Room 330 A
Make your career connection at ACE in Houston! The AAPG Career Center is THE place to find your next job or next qualified geoscientist! Our Career Center recognizes that job seekers and employers within the industry are looking for opportunities that maximize their resources
at the same time limits the amount of time they would otherwise spend searching for each other. AAPG’s reputation makes this a logical and reliable resource for employers and job seekers within our industry.
The Career Center offers a variety of resources for attendees to connect with employment opportunities. Bring your resume and/or job listings to the Career Center and post on our bulletin board at no charge. While all attendees may post their resume on the bulletin board, AAPG members have the additional benefit of posting their resumes on our Online Career Center for maximum industry exposure. Volunteers will be onsite to assist with this process, as well as schedule interviews, assist companies with posting jobs online or review resumes (with paid package), and establish times for company representatives that wish to occupy a table and
meet job seekers that visit our onsite Career Center.
For more information contact:
The ability to create a positive and smooth-flowing convention is greatly enhanced by the participation of a strong pool of volunteers. Please consider contributing to the success of the ACE by volunteering in one or more of the following areas: Judges Room; Opening Session; Oral Sessions; Poster Sessions and Registration.
Volunteer for at least four hours and receive: $25 for every four to six hours worked; attendee amenity; Program Book; Abstract volume and CD-ROM of abstracts. By registering online at you can select the day(s) and time(s) you are available, as well as the location(s) you prefer. If you are unable to register online, select “I want to be a student volunteer” on your completed registration form and you will be contacted for your preferences. To receive benefits, volunteers must be either students or employees in the industry who are recent (2009-2010) graduates.
For more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact: Bonnie Milne-Andrews, Volunteer Chair.
The Imperial Barrel Award competition returns to the AAPG Annual Convention. Universities offering master’s-level degrees in petroleum geosciences are eligible to participate in this international competition. IBA provides a unique opportunity for students to gain valuable experience by participating in an exploration evaluation, presenting to a panel of senior industry experts and competing to win scholarship funding.
This group competition is a global exploration geosciences project focused on the assessment of the petroleum potential of a basin. Teams will be provided a complete data set and will have a few weeks to complete a technical assessment of the basin’s petroleum prospects. At the convention, teams will give a 30-minute presentation of their work with recommendations for future activity. A panel of industry experts will judge the technical work and presentations. The results of the competition will be announced at the Student Reception on Monday, 11 April, and
the top three teams will win generous cash prizes.
If your company is interested in sponsoring and attending, or for more information, visit
Make plans to participate in the annual Meet ‘n’ Greet event. This is a great networking opportunity and serves as a link to connect students and professionals at ACE. The Young Professionals Committee oversees this event and pairs students and young professionals with AAPG members/experienced attendees to guide newcomers through the convention experience. For more information or to sign up, click here.
There are a limited number of discounted registrations available for students on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to register for one of the discounted spots, please register online. If a discounted space is still available it will show up during the registration process. If discounted spots are no longer available, you may register at the full fee; if we are able to add additional discounted spots we will refund the difference at that time.
Date: Monday, 11 April
Time: 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Location: Hilton Americas-Houston
Limit: 65 people
This workshop is designed to assist students and recent graduates in their quest for employment in the petroleum and environmental industries by better understanding the activities of day-to-day life in the energy/environmental industries as well as specific job search strategies and tips for finding that perfect job. There is a brief presentation on how to gain employment, practical guidelines for resume development and interviewing tips. The remainder of the session is a panel format.
Following introductions, students will be encouraged to ask questions and engage the panel in a discussion about the outlook on current staffing needs, recruiting trends, what companies are looking for in future employees, etc. Additional recruiters will also be available to answer questions. This workshop is sponsored by the AAPG/SEG Student Expo Committee, which organizes expos and job fairs across the country at various times of the year. Information about these expos can be found at www.studentexpo.info. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about careers in the industry and meet potential recruiters.
Date: Monday, 11 April–Wednesday, 13 April
Time: During exhibition hours
Location: Exhibition Hall
Complimentary refreshments are provided each day during exhibition hours. The lounge offers students their own place to meet with fellow students and industry professionals to develop career contacts and lifelong friendships.