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New Zealand’s First AAPG GTW Was A Success  
By Mac Beggs / July 2015
Despite the slashed travel and professional development budgets owing to the ongoing downturn, and the distance from global E&P and industry research hubs, New Zealand’s first Geosciences Technology Workshop drew vibrant attendance from a wide range of countries.
GTW Side Trip Goes Inside the Volcanology of Mt. Etna  
By Rachel Henderson / June 2015
AAPG Europe’s latest Geosciences Technology Workshop (GTW), “Fractured Reservoirs: The Geological, Geophysical and Engineering Tools to Crack Them,” provided the opportunity to visit the island of Sicily, steeped both in beauty and an active geological history. And what is a trip to Sicily without a visit to the tallest volcano in Europe?
West Africa: Land of Opportunity  
By Delia Kuye, David Blanchard / May 2015
Quiz time: When was the Nene Field, a 1.2 billion barrel field on the shelf in 90 feet of water, discovered?
A Petroleum Geology Powerhouse  
By Abeer Al-Zubaidi / April 2015
Petroleum geology’s advancement as a source of prosperity and a driver of human industry and progress around the world is the essence of AAPG’s mission – and nowhere is the ground more fertile for that mission to bear fruit than in the Middle East.
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
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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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