AAPG Blog Zone

The latest news and views from around the world, with a focus on the topics that matter most to AAPG members.

Energy Policy Blog

Formerly known as the "GeoDC Blog." Dedicated to where the energy geosciences, public policy, politics, and business meet—both in the United States and abroad.

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The House Natural Resources Committee recently held a hearing to discuss energy development in the Mancos shale formation of the Piceance basin, which is a geographic area that spans Colorado and Utah and much of the resource is located on federal lands. The purpose of the hearing was to highlight the release of a recent U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) assessment which found that the Mancos shale has a large volume of recoverable energy resources.

Events Blog

This is your source for learning about the opportunities, trends and people shaping AAPG's conferences and conventions. From ACE to ICE, APPEX to Geo, Conventions Marketing Manager Samantha Knowlton brings you the latest events news. You'll also hear from event committee members serving as guest bloggers.

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Book your space for this once-in-a-lifetime event. AAPG is celebrating its 100 Year Anniversary and now is your golden opportunity to showcase your latest innovations, solutions and services to the most recognized, expert geoscientists from around the globe that only a premier geoscience event like ACE attracts. .

Learn! Blog

Dr. Susan Nash, AAPG’s Director of Education and Professional Development, shares the new territory she’s introducting 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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Finding new ways to reduce the cost of hydraulic fracturing while improving its effectiveness has been the focus of much research. AltaRock (http://altarockenergy.com/) has developed unique new diverters that can be customized to increase zonal coverage. Welcome to an interview with Laura Nofziger, AltaRock Energy, who discusses new geothermal crossover technologies to improve stimulation and production in oil and gas wells.

Student Outlook

News and discussion geared toward AAPG’s Student Chapters and their members, maintained by Mike Mlynek, AAPG Student Affairs Coordinator.

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Active U.S. military service members (including National Guard and Reserve) or veteran members are encouraged to apply for an AAPG Foundation scholarship of up to $4,000. Application deadline is 11:5 (CST), April 15, 2016.

wwwUpdate Blog

News, updates, and commentary from all corners of AAPG’s Web world. Web Producer Bogdan Michka keeps you up to date on what’s new and exciting around aapg.org and its subsites, with input from AAPG HQ staff including Datapages, GIS-UDRIL, Information Technology and more.

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The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and VWORLD have created the first interactive digital publishing medium to deliver immersive, in-depth training opportunities for geoscientists.

Foundation Update

News and announcements from the AAPG Foundation, brought to you by April Stuart.

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Geoscience students researching energy related theses can count on support from the AAPG Foundation – especially during the down times. Investing in education is a top priority for the Foundation. During the 2016-17 grant cycle, AAPG Foundation will award $269,000 to master’s and doctorate students worldwide.

EMD Blog

Stay up-to-date on EMD news, announcements and events. EMD supports technical program sessions at several of AAPG's meetings including the annual meeting, international meetings and section or region meetings.

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Open registration is now available for the Mudstone Diagenesis Research Conference that will be held at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza hotel, October 16-19, 2016.

The goal of this 2 1/2 day conference is to promote the free exchange of new ideas in an informal setting among leading experts from industry, academia, and government on the controls and impacts of inorganic and organic diagenesis on mudstone (shale) hydrocarbon generation, reservoir properties and seal quality.

DEG Blog

Stay up-to-date on DEG news, announcements and events. DEG supports technical program sessions at several of AAPG's meetings including the annual meeting, international meetings and section or region meetings. Often, DEG members hear of symposia and workshops of interest to the DEG membership. These are included in this blog.

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The results are in for Division of Environmental Geosciences 2016-17 officer election.

Africa Blog

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

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The primary objective of the 2016 Young Professional Leadership Program (SCLS 2014 Alumni Give-Back Exercise) was to follow up and ensure that current fresh student leaders of AAPG student chapters have successful tenures with their smart goals.

Asia Pacific Blog

News and announcements from the Singapore office of the AAPG Asia Pacific Region, brought to you by Adrienne Pereira and friends.

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Registration for the Influence of Volcanism and Associated Magmatic Processes on Petroleum Systems is now open. This GTW features an international list of participants, representing both industry and academia and is designed to examine how magmatic systems interfere with petroleum systems — and how to improve exploration efforts in areas where magmatic processes have resulted in complex geology.

Canada Blog

News and announcements from the AAPG Canada Region, brought to you by AAPG Headquarters staff.

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The AAPG DPA Playmaker Forum debuted in Canada on March 31 through collaboration among AAPG, the AAPG Division of Professional Affairs and the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG).

Europe Blog

News and announcements from the AAPG Europe Region, brought to you by the London Office staff.

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Following the tremendous success of the 2016 European Regional Conference held in Bucharest, AAPG Europe will be hosting next year’s event ‘Hydrocarbons in the Mediterranean: Revisiting Mature Plays and Understanding New and Emerging Ideas’ in Larnaca, Cyprus on 18 and 19 January 2017.

Latin America Blog

News and announcements from the Bogota office of the AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region, brought to you by Emily Smith Llinás and friends.

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The 2016 semifinal participants included Universidad Simón Bolíviar and Universidad Central de Venezuela, both from Caracas, Venezuela; Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, from Lima, Peru; and University of the West Indies, from St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago.

Middle East Blog

News and announcements from the AAPG Middle East Region, brought to you by the Dubai Office staff.

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Three weeks left to register for the Knowledge Management Challenge workshop (16-17 November, Abu-Dhabi, UAE). Both experienced practitioners and those new to the field will be able to receive an essential update on best practices, relevant case studies, as well as practical techniques to support knowledge management initiatives within upstream organizations. Learn More …

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