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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Be a part of the most vibrant and vital integrated science and technology event for unconventional play development and its significance for the U.S. and global energy future. Share your innovations, ideas and experiences at the industry’s leading forum for discussions of advancements in unconventional resources.

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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The dynamics of fluid behavior and structural movement on the nano-scale can be complicated and not always what was expected. New research that analyzes the well information and cores using new techniques and technologies is yielding important and useful results. Welcome to an interview with Wen Zhou, Chengdu University of Technology, who discusses recent research findings.

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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You or your student-led organization could win an AAPG Foundation US $500 L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant – US $80,000 in funds are available.

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 Total Energy Summer School which held from the 10th – 14th July 2016 was indeed a week of training and brainstorming on the future of Global energy.

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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This third joint technical conference promises a full and interesting program focusing on "Exciting Evolution: Myanmar's Petroleum Systems, Plays and Field Developments"

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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Sign up for your place at this two-day Geosciences Technology Workshop (GTW) hosted by AAPG Europe at Vilnius University in the heart of the Lithuanian capital. This workshop will focus on Hydrocarbon Exploration in Lithuania and the Baltic Region and will include 12 technical themes which have been designed to help launch perspectives for increased exploration in this region.

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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The AAPG/SPE Africa Energy and Technology Conference (5-7 December, Nairobi, Kenya) is pleased to confirm that the AAPG President, Paul Britt, and SPE President-Elect, Janeen Judah, will be giving the opening remarks on the first day of the conference.

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