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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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Don't get left behind! Drones and drone-derived digital data are the hottest growth areas around. Combine your geoscience knowledge with new technology, both on the data acquisition side (fly that drone!) and in the project design and data interpretation (make high-powered maps and see what no one else has seen!).

AAPG is offering two courses and a two-day GTW to equip you with practical knowledge you can leverage into a great new career opportunity.

Combining a workshop with two courses is a great way to expand your knowledge and save time in your already hectic schedule."The New Opportunities with Drones: New Needs, FAA Rule Changes, New Technologies" workshop brings together experts, equipment providers, robotics experts, and others knowledgeable in a wide range of commercial drone usage, which includes monitoring in the oil industry, digital outcrop surveying, safety and security monitoring, utility inspection, real estate, agriculture, construction, environmental protection, and more.

"Working with Drone Data 101" short course, is beneficial to anyone interested in learning more about Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and how they can play a part in mapping and information services. Drones are used in the oil and gas industry from upstream to downstream, and in many other industries.

The second course, "Use of Surface Geochemistry in Petroleum Exploration" is a one day discussion of the use of surface geochemistry in petroleum exploration for conventional production. This course will help utilize an additional tool in the toolbox to find conventional oil and gas in mature to unexploited basins.

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Where is the oil? How much is there? and What is the best strategy for recovery?

These are a few of the questions that we'll answer at the Making Money with Mature Fields - Geosciences Technology Workshop, October 5-6, 2016, Houston, TX. The goal of this workshop is to review mature fields and to identify the amount and nature of oil that can be recovered, and to evaluate competing strategies for economically producing the remaining reserves. In addition to looking closely at fields, we will review new and improved technologies that may help revitalize reservoirs and overcome problems such as low pressure, paraffin, corrosion, and more.

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The goal of this two-day workshop is to proactively create opportunities yourself and your company in a low price environment. You will learn how to bring value propositions to operators. Revitalize reservoirs for less than the cost of plugging and abandoning, paid for by increased production. Rethink reservoirs and push paradigm shifts that will result in breakthroughs.  We will discuss how to use these times to pilot new products and technologies and thus position innovative companies to boom when conditions improve. This event is for engineers, geologists, geophysicists, land professionals, and entrepreneurs.

*Please see our discounted rates for unemployed geoscientists, students and young professionals

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This brief article is a continuation of "U.S. Oil and Gas Plays that Work Now for the Small Independent or Small Consultant Team (Part I)"  which aims to provide sources of information that can be used to develop a list of candidates to acquire, and to target wells and fields that can be revitalized using new technologies and team-based approaches. Some of the areas are potentially a better fit for a medium-sized company with significant access to capital. Some areas are ideal for the small independent or consultant. 
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AAPG is excited about presenting THREE Short Courses in four days!

  • Basic Seismic Interpretation   17-18 May 2016
  • "Old" (pre-1958) Electric Logs: A Quick Review 19 May 2016
  • Quick Guide to Carbonate Well Log Analysis   20 May 2016
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When the next email in your inbox may mean a journey through space and time to a completely different petroleum and/or depositional system than the one you were working yesterday you’ve become a regional geologist. This geoscience sub discipline isn’t so much a specialism as the playground for Jacks-of-all-trades. Not necessarily an expert in any given field, you need to know a little about everything and be able to integrate it all to answer for any given basin the question “Are we in or out?” So refresh that geochronology and boot up your Geographic Information System because it’s time to dig deep into corporate data stores, open a map document, and wave our geology hands, Exploration’s on the softphone and they want to know what blocks to pick up next!

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Long captivated by both the onshore and offshore possibilities in Colombia, operators are hoping to turn Caribbean potential into reality soon.

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The central Black Sea Basin of Turkey is filled by more than 9 km (6 mi) of Upper Triassic to Holocene sedimentary and volcanic rocks. The basin has a complex history, having evolved from a rift basin to an arc basin and finally having become a retroarc foreland basin. The Upper Triassic–Lower Jurassic Akgol and Lower Cretaceous Cağlayan Formations have a poor to good hydrocarbon source rock potential, and the middle Eocene Kusuri Formation has a limited hydrocarbon source rock potential. The basin has oil and gas seeps. Many large structures associated with extensional and compressional tectonics, which could be traps for hydrocarbon accumulations, exist.

Fifteen onshore and three offshore exploration wells were drilled in the central Black Sea Basin, but none of them had commercial quantities of hydrocarbons. The assessment of these drilling results suggests that many wells were drilled near the Ekinveren, Erikli, and Ballıfakı thrusts, where structures are complex and oil and gas seeps are common. Many wells were not drilled deep enough to test the potential carbonate and clastic reservoirs of the İnaltı and Cağlayan Formations because these intervals are locally buried by as much as 5 km (3 mi) of sedimentary and volcanic rocks. No wells have tested prospective structures in the north and east where the prospective İnalti and Cağlayan Formations are not as deeply buried. Untested hydrocarbons may exist in this area.

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