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Learning is important—now more than ever. How do you equip yourself for changing times? How do you deepen and broaden your knowledge? Here is an informal place to find out what we’re doing, what we’re planning, and how we’re listening to you. Dr. Susan Nash, AAPG’s Director of Education and Professional Development, shares the new territory she’s introducing to AAPG with courses and dynamic new workshops. She is also planning more interactive, Web 2.0 offerings. So, give her your input about the best and worst of the wild and woolly world of webinars, Web-based training, and open courseware.

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Welcome to a prestigious conference that features the most recent scientific and engineering breakthroughs in the development of tight sand and shale plays in western China. The developments and lessons learned here have great relevance to shale and low permeability reservoirs worldwide.

The conference will take place July 15-17 in Chengdu, China. 

Abstracts accepted now.

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Here are areas of often-overlooked opportunities that could be a perfect fit for the small independent or new team of independent geoscientists / engineers / landmen / petroleum accountants.  This article, which is excerpted from a larger study, is not intended to be all-inclusive, but is a starting point.
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Eight often-overlooked elements can mark the difference between definitive success and just "treading water" for your new venture. The concepts apply to all industries, but are especially important for those requiring a combination of technical expertise and client/customer responsiveness.

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The government of Rwanda, located in east-central Africa, has completed two projects that deal with exploring for oil and gas in the areas that are most prospective for the kinds of discoveries now being made in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda. Now, a third project has been authorized, which involves seismic data acquisition and processing in Lake Kivu, Rwanda. The objective is to acquire and process multichannel seismic data in order to map the sediments beneath Lake Kivu, where methane seeps and near-surface accumulations are already being used for energy generation. Now, the goal is to evaluate the sediments beneath Lake Kivu for their hydrocarbon potential.

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Making students excited about the oil industry often requires hands-on engagement and a little bit of healthy competition. Welcome to an interview with Marc Bond, who has developed The Oil Exploration Game and has seen it spark interest and enthusiasm in many different schools.

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The oil industry downturn has been, to paraphrase Thomas Hobbes in Leviathan (1651), "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and long."

If you're an oil industry professional, you may be feeling discouraged, even disgusted, and ready to throw in the towel, particularly as some analysts are predicting bargain basement oil until 2018 and the Saudi oil minister has told some countries they'll just have to get out of the business.

What's worse, is that you may have been in a very isolated niche specialty, and now you're not sure how to apply your skills to more general (and affordable) opportunities.

How do you keep from becoming collateral damage in a vicious economic war? And, perhaps more to the point, how do you use your background and experience to maintain involvement in the industry?
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AAPG is offering survival strategies for low price environment in all of our educational programs for Spring 2016.

 

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The forum is sponsored by the DPA in conjunction with two local societies, the Pittsburgh Geological Society (PGS) and the Pittsburgh Association of Petroleum Geologists (PAPG). This one-day event will be preceded with a PAPG monthly dinner meeting on the evening of April 12, 2016; providing an opportunity to come to Pittsburgh the day prior to the forum, network with local geoscientists and enjoy an Appalachian Basin technical talk.
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The Forum goal is to maximize knowledge transfer by encouraging lively interaction and thoughtful consideration of experts' findings, experience, and insights. Practicing experts provide in-depth presentations on topics that have immediate bearing on success in exploration, development, and operations.


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Carve out a niche for yourself in a challenging world. Attend "New Thinking and Value Propositions: Proactive Steps Now"

The goal of this two-day workshop is to proactively create opportunities yourself and your company in a low price environment. You will learn how to bring value propositions to operators. 


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