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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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Attend the premier event focused on the latest science and technology applied to the exploration, appraisal, analysis, and development of unconventional resources. URTeC remains the only event that brings the entire asset team together under one roof to connect on all things unconventional.

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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Being able to obtain "at the bit" information while drilling continues to result in dramatic improvements in drilling and profitability, as geologists are able to geosteer more accurately and stay in the zone, and they're able to target sweet spots. Welcome to an interview with Zach Boyer, who discusses the way his company is optimizing information gained at the bit.

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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With the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) rapidly approaching, AAPG would like to highlight the incredible fundraising efforts taken by the AAPG Midwestern State University (AAPG MSU) Student Chapter to ensure their chapter’s attendance at the 100th AAPG anniversary in Houston, April 2-5.

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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Register Now and Power Up! Join us April 28 - May 2, 2017 at Horseshoe Arena in Midland, Texas - register by April 4 to take advantage of early bird pricing.

Foundation Update

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

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Hendratta Ali, Associate Professor of geosciences at the Fort Hays State University (FHSU) in Hays, Kan., has been named the recipient of this year’s American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Inspirational Geoscience Educator Award (IGEA).

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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EMD is sponsoring a special forum with DEG titled: "The Next 100 Years of Global Energy Use: Resources, Impacts and Economics", as part of the AAPG Annual Meeting in Houston. The forum will be held on April 4, from 1:15 to 5:05 pm at the George R. Brown Convention Center. This special AAPG 100th Anniversary event is open to the public free of charge. The invited speakers are world renowned experts with diverse backgrounds that will provide a critical review and assessment of global energy use during the next century.

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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Register now for this exciting geosciences technology workshop, which offers a field trip across the Moroccan High Atlas.

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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Robert Shoup presents a 4-day course in Jakarta on Interpreting and Mapping Clastic Depositional Systems.  This course runs in collaboration with the Indonesian Petroleum Association, supporter of AAPG Asia Pacific's Technical Symposium on Hidden Potential in Mature Basins: Play Analogs and Best Practices"; Bandung, 13-14 September 2017.

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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APPEX Global 2017 Chairman, Mike Lakin, recently wrote an article “Global Upstream A&D: is it two steps back… one step forward – or are we beginning to see signs of recovery?” , this also reviewed the most recent APPEX Global conference held in London at the end of February. The article has now been published in GeoExpro (pg. 9).

You can read it HERE

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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Colombian students describe their visit to the Guando Southwest Oil Field, which gave them a first-hand look into the E&P cycle, from exploration through production.

Middle East Blog

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

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Mark your calendars! Don't miss out on this exciting GTW, which builds on the success of the first Carbonate Reservoirs of the Middle East GTW held in Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2015..

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