Birth of AAPG: 100 years ago, a motley crew of oil-finders gathered in Tulsa to compare notes on the fledgling art of petroleum geology, and the world has never been the same.

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The oil and gas industry is facing a tidal wave of retirements as the Great Crew Change occurs, but the challenges of replacing technical professionals might not be as difficult as you think. On the other hand, they might be considerably worse.

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Drones and other automata will be more commonplace in the oil field of tomorrow, but they have some obstacles to clear first.

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The Grand Canyon is often “Exhibit A” in the case made by Young Earth Creationists, but AAPG Member Ken Wolgemuth, among others, begs to differ.

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Sidney Powers Memorial Award: Celebrating the career of Larry Meckel.

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Michel T. Halbouty Outstanding Leadership Award: He credits his success to the members of his team, and that’s why Edward D. Dolly stands out.

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Deep water and tight rocks. These terms define most new discovery trends taking place across the globe today, according to Bob Fryklund, chief strategist for upstream at IHS Markit.

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Last year, the extraordinarily high quality of the technical program was the talk of the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Calgary, and this was at an ACE with plenty of high points to talk about. The technical program for the 2017 ACE in Houston promises to be even better than last year’s.

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Among the array of not-to-be-missed technical sessions at the upcoming 2017 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE), “Major Deepwater Fields of the Offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico” is grabbing its share of attention.

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In the forward planning for this year’s AAPG centennial celebration – at the Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) in Houston and beyond – the 100th Anniversary Committee was organized in 2004 as an ad hoc committee per the suggestion of current AAPG President-elect Charles Sternbach.

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TIGs and SIGs are designed to encourage greater Member participation in specific topics or interests – and to enhance Member engagement with other Members, and with AAPG. But what is the current roster of TIGs and SIGs – and who do you contact to join their fun?

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AAPG’s newest Hedberg Conference, “Fundamental Controls on Shale Oil Resources and Production,” will be held April 28-30 in Beijing, China.

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It’s been a century in the making and time is running out to register for AAPG’s 100th anniversary Annual Convention and Exhibition in Houston.

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The AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition will feature a variety of field trips that will bookend the meeting, spanning from March 26 to April 8.

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Officer candidates for the 2017-18 AAPG Executive Committee have been announced, and videos that allow the Membership to become more familiar with them, their careers and their thoughts are currently in production and will be available by the end of this month.

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It’s important to understand what got us here today and what will be celebrated at the 100th anniversary Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) in Houston this April.

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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.

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Now that my term is two-thirds over, it seems an appropriate time for a brief summary of the current state of the Division: what it has accomplished and what accomplishments are planned for the next four months.

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Since its original introduction 20 years ago, coherence remains, along with bright spots, to be one of the most popular seismic attributes used by interpreters.

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In 1965, G.T. Philippi, a Shell geochemist, made the novel proposal that petroleum was generated from organic matter in sediments that had been buried deeply enough to be exposed to warmer earth temperatures, converting the organic matter, with heat and time, to petroleum.

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Knowing how to speak the language of geoscience is one thing; fluency in petroleum geoscience as a profession is another. Fortunately, AAPG has a resource to improve professional proficiency and it’s an acronym every Member should know: DPA.

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The AAPG Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary this year – a milestone that coincides with the 100th anniversary of AAPG. It is a big year and a great time to reflect on our mission, purpose and where we are headed.

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