Keeping Our Cool—A Perspective From the Great White North  
By Clinton Tippett / March 2015

The current collapse of oil prices and the continuing downward pressure on natural gas prices have been a double whammy for the Canadian oil patch. At least while oil was attractive, players could be liquids-focused; but now, that once-safe haven has been eliminated. The repercussions of this downturn here are now rippling through industry, governments and society at large.

Start Planning Now For Global APPEX in London  
By Mike Lakin / December 2014

We all know January will arrive far too quickly, so now is the time to start planning to attend the annual Global APPEX Prospect and Property Expo, set March 3-5 at its traditional home in the Business Design Centre in Islington, North London, just a stones’ throw from the center of the city.

Africa Region Sees 20 Years of Growth  
By David Blanchard / November 2014

Since establishment of AAPG Africa in 2000, the Region’s leadership teams over the years have shown strong commitment and passion toward the Association achieving its goals for the region. Their dedicated efforts have resulted in not only an increased awareness of AAPG, but also steady growth of the Region’s membership, from 450 in 1999 to over 3,060 in June 2014.

AAPG Holds Inaugural Myanmar Conference  
/ October 2014

AAPG held its first conference in Myanmar in August. The technical program titled “Tectonic Evolution of Myanmar and its Basin Development with Special References to its Petroleum Occurrences” was attended by 238 local and international delegates from 16 countries.

The Role of Industry in Developing YPs in Canada  
By Carol McGowen / September 2014

Whether upcoming young professionals work with companies exploring the Atlantic Margin potential of offshore eastern Canada or the ever-challenging unconventional plays in Alberta, the stakes are high for university graduates and young professionals pursuing energy industry careers in Canada.

Asia-Pacific Region Sees Continued Growth  
By Peter Baillie / August 2014
Asia-Pacific Region Sees Continued Growth
GTW Draws Global Audience to Brazil  
By Emily Llinas / July 2014
Preparation for the FIFA World Cup was not the only event attracting international audiences to Brazil in May. AAPG’s Geosciences Technology Workshop (GTW) Brasil, "Stratigraphic Traps and Play Concepts in Deep Water Settings," brought in 143 geoscientists representing 12 countries from the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Celebrating Ayoluengo  
By Jorge Navarro / June 2014

The Ayoluengo field, commonly cited as Spain’s only onshore oil field, was discovered in June 1964. Today, 50 years later, the field is still active, with an average production of some 100 barrels oil per day and a total cumulated oil production of nearly 17 million barrels of oil.

Ramirez Leads with Knowledge, Personality  
By Emily Llinas / April 2014

At first glance, the 47-year-old, unassuming Colombian may not seem like one of the senior leaders of a national oil company. But spending five minutes with Ramirez explains why this passionate individual is one of Colombia’s industry leaders who is leaving a lasting legacy for AAPG.

Turner Celebrations Begin  
By Francois Marechal / March 2014

This is a very significant year in Alberta and throughout the Canada Region, as it represents the 100-year anniversary of the Turner Valley gas field.

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Carol Cain McGowen is the development manager for AAPG's Regions and Sections. She may be contacted via email , or telephone at 1-918-560-9403.

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