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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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For a century AAPG has served the geosciences community to foster scientific research, advance the science and promote the technology necessary for industry prosperity. As we celebrate 100 years of science and technology we invite you to book your exhibit space and reserve your sponsorships now and share this milestone with us.

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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New analytical techniques that work with a massive volume of data of extremely wide variety are enabling geoscientists and engineers to understand the nature and extent of reservoirs in ways never possible before. Welcome to an interview with Kamal Hami-Eddine, Paradigm, who explains big data and deep learning as they are being used today in the petroleum exploration and production.

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 AAPG Executive Committee has approved the following list of honors and award winners. The awards will be presented during the opening ceremony of the 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition, set for April 2-5 in Houston.

Foundation Update

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

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Do you know a teacher who is deserving of recognition for their efforts to inspire young geoscientists? The AAPG Foundation is looking to honor its 2017 Teacher of the Year (TOTY). Nominations and applications are now being accepted.

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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Just back to a full week’s work following the Mudstone Diagenesis research in Santa Fe.

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 inaugural AAPG/SPE Africa Energy and Technology Conference concluded on 7 December, having attracted over 170 attendees, from 24 countries and representing a total of 83 institutions.

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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Don't miss the opportunity to present at AAPG Asia Pacific Region's second Geosciences Technology Workshop, 13-14 September 2017, re-branded as a technical symposium to better focus on exploring the activity surrounding mature basins. Submit your abstract no later than 1 February 2016.

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 is one, if not the world’s best regarded non-profit Global A&D events and is designed to be a highly effective and productive experience, allowing you to meet the right people directly, to buy, sell and trade prospects and properties, and stay one step ahead of the competition.

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 AAPG Imperial Barrel Award Program, commonly known as the IBA, provides a unique opportunity for teams of students from universities around the world to analyze real geologic, geophysical, land, economic and production data in a real-world scenario.

Middle East Blog

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

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Unlike many workshops with focus on new technologies for doing “this” or “that”, this workshop on Decision Based Integrated Modeling (DBM) is going to focus on “doing the right thing” for the “right reasons”. The outcome of DBM is expected to allow making better and more effective decisions faster, by focusing on key issues and building the proper models and workflows to address critical uncertainties without wasting valuable resources (“LEAN”).

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