Nothing New Under the Sun, Or in the Oil Patch  
By David Curtiss / April 2017

Oil prices go up. Oil prices go down. This should perhaps be added to the list of sure things in life, alongside death and taxes.

A Milestone for Our Tribe  
By David Curtiss / March 2017

We all have milestones in our lives – those times that, in retrospect, we recognize as formative or transitionary, in which one chapter of our lives ends and another begins.

Learn the Art of the Deal at NAPE  
By David Curtiss / February 2017

This month, we will gather with fellow oil and gas professionals who share our values to focus on an essential piece of the oil and gas business: the deal.

Revealing the Past, Focusing on the Future  
By David Curtiss / January 2017

It’s appropriate that we look back into our history. After all, our science is built on the foundation of those who went before us, observing, measuring and intuiting earth processes.

Meeting Rising Oil Demand with New Thinking  
By David Curtiss / December 2016

Demand will flatten and peak. But consider how much oil must be found and produced simply to maintain a demand growth rate of zero percent.

Gratitude: A Virtue and a Discipline  
By David Curtiss / November 2016

A practice of identifying the people, things and experiences in our lives for which we can be thankful can help us deal with life’s adversities.

You Can Only Control You  
By David Curtiss / October 2016

In the current employment environment, it’s important for job seekers to create their own opportunities through creativity and ingenuity.

AAPG Offers Opportunities for Adventure  
By David Curtiss / September 2016

It’s a big world out there and AAPG has Members living and working in all corners. It’s our pleasure to serve them as they explore and produce oil and natural gas to fuel the planet.

Another Opportunity for Reinvention  
By David Curtiss / August 2016

Unconventional resources have transformed the global energy landscape. And as this issue hits your mailbox, geoscientists and engineers from around the world are in San Antonio, Texas for the fourth edition of URTeC, the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference from August 1-3.

It’s Time To Begin Anew  
By David Curtiss / July 2016

There are points in life when circumstances are changing and disrupting the norm. And these changes require us to respond, to change. It’s a time to reassess, reevaluate and start anew.

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David Curtiss is an AAPG Member and was named AAPG Executive Director in August 2011. He was previously Director of the AAPG GEO-DC Office in Washington D.C.

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Richard D. “Rick” Fritz, an AAPG member since 1984 and a member of the Division of Environmental Geosciences and the Division of Professional Affairs, served as AAPG Executive Director from 1999 to 2011.

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