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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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Cautious optimism and determination characterized talks at the recent National Oil Company Forum at ICE in Cancun.

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Explorer Director’s Corner

 

It’s a big world out there and AAPG has Members living and working in all corners. It’s our pleasure to serve them as they explore and produce oil and natural gas to fuel the planet.

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Have you made plans to attend ACE this year? AAPG’s 2016 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) is a dedicated opportunity for our members and other professionals to get together.

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Explorer Emphasis

 

Lucia Torrado, had been here before – the AAPG Student Poster Competition, held yearly at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition. But this year had a “vibe” to it.

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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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By one measure, 2016 shaped up to be the worst time for international oil and gas discoveries in years. By another, last year looks like the worst for international oil additions in decades.

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Can the oil and gas industry innovate its way out of a dismal period for exploration? And just how bad is the global exploration picture?

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Paul E. Potter will receive the Sidney Powers Memorial Award, the Association’s most distinguished honor. It will be the latest of numerous awards for the famed geologist and educator.

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Explorer Historical Highlight

 
The idea of nationalizing Venezuela’s oil industry had been in the wind for a few years leading up to 1976, and conditions in the global oil market lent considerable momentum to the popularity of the proposal. Weighed in the balance of 40 years of hindsight, though, nationalization has proven to be nothing short of tragic for the nation’s oil and gas sector.
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