Events Blog

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Registration is now open for the world's most focused and comprehensive Arctic event, OTC's Arcitic Technology Conference (ATC) 23-25 March 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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A world-class conference was set in one of the world’s great cities this fall as AAPG for the first time held its annual International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) in Istanbul, Turkey. About 1,400 participants attended and enthusiastically applauded the meeting’s technical program, which centered on the theme “The Spirit Between Continents: Energy Geoscience in a Changing World.”

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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.

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During my recent 11-country AAPG Distinguished Lecture tour in Europe I had many requests for “The Environmental Realities of Hydraulic Fracturing: Fact versus Fiction,” an analysis of the root causes of the global pushback against hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking.” Central causes of public fear arose in America because of a combination of early mistakes by industry and purposeful disinformation from activists and others seeking to profit from such mistakes.

Explorer Division Column EMD

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

Explorer Emphasis

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After many months of harnessing mind-bending ideas, a Houston-based team of engineers, geologists and geophysicists has developed technology to monitor hydraulic fractures from the surface and wellbore simultaneously. Adding multiple dimensions to the monitoring process, they say, allows operators to more clearly understand drainage patterns of hydrocarbons in shale reservoirs and, more importantly, know with greater certainty where to drill the next well, how to optimize completions and maximize asset value.

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Construction continues for the new GE Global Research’s Oil & Gas Technology Center in Oklahoma City – part of the company’s three-year effort to triple R&D investment in the oil and gas industry. The $125 million facility “will be an incubator for new innovative technologies that will enable safe, efficient and reliable exploration, production, delivery and use of unconventional oil and gas.”

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The global contributions to geology of the late Peter Alfred Ziegler of Switzerland and the late David Gwyn Roberts of Wales made such an impact on academia and industry that two special memorial sessions have been scheduled in their honor at the AAPG’s International Conference and Exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey in September.

Explorer Policy Watch

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The U.S. shale oil and gas production surge and the resulting shift of the United States from a major importer to an exporter of oil and natural gas are well known, but there is disagreement about what this means for U.S. and global energy security

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We all know January will arrive far too quickly, so now is the time to start planning to attend the annual Global APPEX Prospect and Property Expo, set March 3-5 at its traditional home in the Business Design Centre in Islington, North London, just a stones’ throw from the center of the city.

Forum

London United Kingdom 09 March, 2015 10 March, 2015 13537
 
London, United Kingdom
9-10 March 2015

The London Playmaker Forum is focused on new and emerging plays of interest to sections or regions, with a broad global appeal to explorers in all locations. Its emphasis is the process of turning a prospect into a discovery and therefore complements the existing prospect expos.

Workshop

Oslo Norway 16 March, 2015 19 March, 2015 10890
 
Oslo, Norway
16-19 March 2015

Permanent Reservoir Monitoring, also known as Life-of-Field Seismic, using permanently installed seismic cables, has been characterized by a few key marker projects but did not reach mainstream status during its first ten years. However, since the start of its second decade we have witnessed a flurry of new projects and activity so far, both in the Americas (Brazil) and Europe (Norway). Within a time span of about three years, these efforts combined are already dwarfing the efforts of the first 10 years.

Dead Sea Jordan 08 June, 2015 10 June, 2015 10669
 
Dead Sea, Jordan
8-10 June 2015

Save the date and watch here for details.

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 26 January, 2015 28 January, 2015 10665
 
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
26-28 January 2015

Check the website as details develop.

Kuwait City Kuwait 23 March, 2015 25 March, 2015 8560
 
Kuwait City, Kuwait
23-25 March 2015

This three-day workshop will be dedicated to sharing knowledge, ideas, and workflows pertaining to exploration for stratigraphically trapped hydrocarbon accumulations in the Middle East. The workshop will emphasize case studies involving both carbonates and clastics — in order to help focus explorationists in their search for these types of traps.

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