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Bulletin Article

 
This paper presents a detailed tectonostratigraphic model for the Tilje Formation, offshore Norway, at the regional scale of the entire Halten terrace and improves our understanding of large-scale reservoir architecture of the Tilje Formation.
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Events Blog

 

Be a part of history by presenting at the premier integrated geosciences event in 2017 at ICE in London incorporating AAPG’s 100th Anniversary. Your expert contribution and practical guidance will help promote and advance the exploration and production of global energy resources.

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Explorer Emphasis

 

The Catoosa Test Facility recently completed a $2.5 million expansion that will double borehole testing capacity for oilfield manufacturers in the research and development phase of new product development.

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The University of Texas at El Paso’s Department of Geological Sciences recently won first place in the Imperial Barrel Award competition. This was the school’s ninth year in the competition, and its first win, coming out of the Southwest Section.

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Dry hole. Two of the worst words in offshore exploration. When per-well costs offshore can reach into the hundreds of millions of dollars, no one wants to drill a duster. So are dry holes nothing but failures? “Not if they provide information that sets up the next discovery,” said AAPG member John Snedden.

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While many are working to forecast when the price of oil might reach $80 a barrel again, renowned international strategist and geopolitical analyst Peter Zeihan, the author of “The Accidental Superpower,” predicts in stunning detail the rising and declining energy plays of 2025 and the countries that will ultimately triumph as the world’s leading producers.
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Selected highlights from international exploration activity in 2015.
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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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Explorer Policy Watch

 

Arctic energy is in the news as summer steams into Washington, D.C. Major issues include the midpoint of the two-year U.S. chair of the Arctic Council; public campaigns for and against including the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas in the 2017-22 offshore oil and gas leasing plan; and plans for the United States to build the first heavy icebreaker in 40 years.

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Explorer Regions and Sections

 
It has been an interesting and eventful year in Europe for AAPG. With all the less-than-good news around, we felt it was important to maintain a program of events and activities throughout the year. Although we are constrained by the events in the industry we have still tried to match the wishes of the members.
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Field Seminar

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Houston, Texas, United States
5-8 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This Field Trip offers the opportunity to examine the Eagle Ford Group in West Texas. This hiking trip provides a unique opportunity to visit locations on private property with restricted access.

Short Course

Houston Texas United States 01 April, 2017 02 April, 2017 35008
 
Houston, Texas, United States
1-2 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This two-day short course is designed to teach graduate students the principles, concepts, and methodologies of sequence stratigraphy.

Houston Texas United States 06 April, 2017 07 April, 2017 35073
 
Houston, Texas, United States
6-7 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This course provides a two-day introduction to seismic interpretation. Participants should have a good understanding of geology, but they do not need to have much training in geophysics.

Houston Texas United States 01 April, 2017 01 April, 2017 34922
 
Houston, Texas, United States
1 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
The course has multiple objectives: (1) understanding basic geochemical data and applying these data to shale resource plays, (2) advanced approaches to refine and identify sweet spots in existing plays.

Houston Texas United States 02 April, 2017 02 April, 2017 35057
 
Houston, Texas, United States
2 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
The application of seismic geomorphology and seismic stratigraphy to exploration and field development is a natural consequence of the advent of high-quality and increasingly more affordable and widespread 3D seismic data currently available.

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