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Three speakers from the AAPG-AAPG Foundation’s Global Distinguished Lecture Program will be on tour in November, making stops in the western parts of North America and throughout the Asia-Pacific Region.

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Team registrations are now being accepted for this year’s AAPG-AAPG Foundation’s Imperial Barrel Award program (IBA), an annual prospective basin evaluation competition for geoscience graduate students from universities around the world.

Explorer Division Column EMD

Explorer Division Column EMD

Over the past year or so we have observed strong evidence that nuclear power is into a new expansion period.

Explorer Emphasis

Explorer Emphasis Article

Technically, this falls under the topic of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the Oil and Gas Sector. You’ll want to call them drones. Don’t. Or, if you must, think of these “vehicles” as softer, kinder drones, for while they have their origin in military applications, the technology has since made its way to the oil and gas industry, specifically in terms of pipeline inspection and assorted applications.


The newest tool in the geophysical kit may have been born a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Researchers at Canada’s University of British Columbia are using cosmic ray muon measurements to reveal high-density underground deposits.

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Coiled tubing (CT) has long been used to meet various needs in the oil and gas industry. In some instances, it is used to actually drill a well.

Explorer Geophysical Corner

Explorer Geophysical Corner
The purpose of this article is to describe a workflow for discriminating limestones and dolomites, and to map the lateral extent of dolomite reservoir rocks that have a thickness below the seismic resolution.

Explorer Historical Highlight


Saharan fields Hassi Messaoud (10 Gb reserves, discovered in 1956) and Hassi R’Mel (100 Tcf gas plus 2.4 Gb condensate reserves, discovered in 1957) are by far the largest oil field and the largest gas field in Africa

Explorer Policy Watch

Explorer Policy Watch

The need for research to help understand the causes and mitigate induced seismicity was one of several topics at several recent Washington, D.C., workshops that explored what we know about the subsurface and its response to energy extraction technologies – and what research is needed for more efficient and safe energy development.

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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.

Field Seminar

Hay River Northwest Territories Canada 31 August, 2015 04 September, 2015 13438
Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada
31 August - 4 September 2015

The Hay River region in the Northwest Territories is one of the best locations in North America for the examination of Devonian carbonates, and the Pine Point mine site is one of the best localities for viewing the fabrics and geometries associated with hydrothermal dolomitization.

Alberta Canada 19 July, 2015 25 July, 2015 149
Alberta, Canada
19-25 July 2015

This structural field course in the Front Ranges of the Canadian Rockies focuses on relating outcrop to seismic expressions of compressive structural styles that are common in fold-and-thrust belts and deepwater passive margins (toe thrust belts) worldwide. Participants will recognize common types of structures in fold-and-thrust belts, apply fault-related folding concepts to interpret these structures, identify petroleum traps and their major structural risk elements, and recognize similarities between styles of trap and reservoir-scale deformation.

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