The Next 100 Years: Oil and gas E&P will always require an enormous amount of capital expenditure, but two big shifts will are coming that will affect investment patterns in a big way.

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Independent geologist Denise Cox, president of Florida-based Storm Energy, has been voted president-elect of AAPG for the 2017-18 term.

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The Next 100 Years: Geophysical interpretation will always be vital to the world’s energy fortunes, but interpretation software has some serious catching up to do.

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After a century in the making, AAPG’s100th anniversary Annual Convention and Exhibition is over, and it was a big hit, by all accounts.

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Women have come a long way in the last 100 years, transforming the workplace and the oilfield as they’ve fought their way into roles previously considered off-limits to them. As much as attitudes and expectations have changed, however, challenges remain as women continue to blaze new trails in the industry. These were the recurring themes at the Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology Forum.

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Offshore opportunities from Aruba to the Falkand Islands have national and independent companies keeping their eye on Latin America.

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After the massive discovery offshore Alaska’s North Slope last year, recent recommendations by the National Petroleum Council, among other developments, the Arctic Circle is becoming a hotspot for offshore exploration.

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Geologists, engineers, geophysicists and entrepreneurs are invited to the Mid-Continent Playmakers Forum on May 11 in Oklahoma City at the headquarters of the Oklahoma Geological Society.

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“Big Data and Deep Learning in the Oil Industry: Basics and Applications,” a Geosciences Technology Workshop to be held in Houston on May 22 at the CityCentre Norris Conference Center will focus on new analytics involving Big Data, deep learning and machine learning, and how they are transforming all aspects of the oil and gas industry.

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A two-day Workshop will be held at Houston’s CityCentre Norris Conference Center, May 23-24 entitled “Drones and UAVs: Solving Problems, Finding Resources” Geoscience Technology. The focus of the Workshop will be to identify and describe how drones and UAVs using new sensors and analytics may help optimize the exploration and production of oil and gas

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This year is a pivotal year for the AAPG, in order to make it more nimble and adaptable to a rapidly changing business and social environment. The ultimate goal is for the AAPG to continue to be the “go to” association for petroleum geoscience, regardless of market conditions and budgeting constraints.

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There are many looming questions for our profession, from the evolving role of geoscience in conventional and unconventional exploration and production to how alternative energy sources will affect global energy markets in the years and decades ahead.

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Having just returned from a fantastic Annual Convention and Exhibition in Houston, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of AAPG, I’m feeling very encouraged about the future of our Association.

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Many areas of the western Barents Sea host shallow as well as deep-seated hydrocarbon accumulations from which fluids are migrating to the sea floor. Evidence of past episodes of gas migration can be seen in the form of pockmarks on the sea floor as well as vertical pipes or chimneys on seismic sections.

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The present day Cretaceous Codell oil and gas development in the central portion of the Denver Basin of Colorado can be attributed to an earlier effort in bringing the Codell to the attention of the industry.

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The Association leadership has made the decision to allow non-members to temporarily join SIGs and TIGs to preview what these groups have to offer.

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The AAPG Foundation’s Trustee Associates are looking for some new members – and for a limited time, joining this terrific and important group is easier than ever.

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