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Three Fundamental Constants of the Energy Industry  
By David Curtiss / June 2016

What aspects of petroleum geology and our industry will remain the same in the next 10 years? How might you and I use this knowledge to add value and position ourselves for a successful future?

Diversify Your Options Through Lateral Thinking  
By David Curtiss / May 2016

Lateral thinking is something we can all employ, whether freshly minted graduates or seasoned veterans looking for the next career move. In fact, it’s common in our cyclical industry that petroleum geoscientists have to pivot, change and reorient to launch and advance their careers.

 AAPG’s New Structure: Necessary, Not Easy  
By David Curtiss / April 2016

We are busily restructuring the way AAPG conducts business here in Tulsa and around the globe. It’s a project forced upon us by the extended downturn in oil and natural gas prices and the impact the decline is having on our members and on the petroleum industry. Like you, we feel this impact directly, as the Association has had to reduce its staff levels in response to lower revenues.

Attending ACE Is As Important Now As Ever  
By David Curtiss / March 2016

Have you made plans to attend ACE this year? AAPG’s 2016 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) is a dedicated opportunity for our members and other professionals to get together.

When Will Oil Prices Go Up?  
By David Curtiss / February 2016

Everywhere I go and in every conversation I have with AAPG members, sooner or later – and it’s usually sooner– I’m asked what I’m hearing about the duration of this low price cycle. We’ve all heard the old saying that prediction is difficult, especially of the future.

Cautious Optimism Sets Tone for IPTC  
By David Curtiss / January 2016
The International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) is one of AAPG’s premier events in the eastern hemisphere. Emulating the integrated multidisciplinary nature of today’s E&P workflows, IPTC is a partnership of four geoscience and engineering societies: AAPG, the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Overcoming the Challenges of Change  
By David Curtiss / December 2015
For our business, 2015 will go into the history books as a challenging year. The challenges we’re facing are creating a lot of change.
An Innovative Suggestion: Take A Different Look  
By David Curtiss / November 2015

This issue of EXPLORER has focused on exploration innovation. Our stories covered new technologies that help you better find oil and natural gas, and we discussed new ways of thinking, looking for new approaches to age-old problems. I’d like to close this month spending a few moments talking about personal reinvention – a type of innovation that each of us should be engaged in during these tumultuous times in our industry.

Geo-DC Benefits All AAPG Members  
By David Curtiss / October 2015

 Fostering Community with TIGs and SIGs  
By David Curtiss / September 2015
In his presidential address at the 2011 Annual Convention and Exhibition in Houston, then-president David Rensink talked about the fact that AAPG is a tribe, a tribe of geoscientists whose common focus is oil and natural gas.
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Director's Corner - David Curtiss

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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