- Short Course 1 (NOGS) Reservoir Geology for Graduate Students
- Short Course 4 (AAPG-SC/SEPM) Geology and Geophysics Applied in Industry
- Short Course 6 (SEPM) Sequence Stratigraphy for Graduate Students
- Field Trip 3 (AAPG SC/SEPM) Evolution and Sedimentary Architecture of the Wax Lake Delta, LA
|A limited number of student discount spots (approximately 50% of professional fee) are available in some short courses and field trips. Please register for the convention and then contact us by email or by phone at +1 918 560 2617 for availability in the course or trip you
are interested in. If a discounted spot is available we will be happy to process your request at that time.
Student and Faculty Lounge
Date: Monday, 12 April – Wednesday, 14 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.
AAPG/SEPM Student Reception
Date: Monday, 12 April
Time: 6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.
Location: Sheraton New Orleans
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. A talk given by an ExxonMobil representative is scheduled 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 upon an AAPG member who has contributed exceptional service to AAPG’s Student Programs. The awards program will close with the presentation of the Schlumberger-sponsored Outstanding Student Chapter Awards along with the Imperial Barrel Award prizes.
Student Career Seminar
Date: Monday, 12 April
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: New Orleans Marriott
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 résumé 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
The Career Center offers a variety of tools for attendees to connect to employment opportunities. Bring your resume or job listings to the Career Center, where volunteers will assist you in posting it to the AAPG Web site for maximum industry exposure, and on the bulletin boards within the room. Job seekers, your confidentiality will be respected. Resumes or job openings may be posted on AAPG’s Web site before the convention by following the Career Center navigation buttons.
For more information, contact: Clint Moore,
Career Services Committee Chairman
Phone: +1 713 562 5549
Fax: +1 281 350 2660
Imperial Barrel Competition
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. 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, 12 April, and the top three teams will win generous cash prizes.
If you are interested in sponsorship and attending, or for more information, visit www.AAPG.org/IBA.