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With the downturn continuing in today's global market, Mexico's energy reform pushes forward on the fast track to success. As Mexico sticks to its plan and continues to increase access to new oil and gas prospects, now is the time for you to join this new horizons of E&P opportunities.

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The AAPG | SEG International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) 2016 is heading to Cancun and it is time to prepare your abstracts for submission.

Your expert contribution and practical guidance will help promote and advance the exploration and production of global energy resources.

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Explorer Article

 
This year's AAPG-SEG International Conference and Exhibition (ICE), held for the first time ever in Melbourne, Australia, was by all accounts a technical and networking success.
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The word “Mexico” brings many images to mind. For some, it’s mariachis and tequila. Others think of good food and beautiful beaches. For many in the petroleum industry, though, the word “Mexico” means newfound opportunity. The Mexican Petroleum Congress, scheduled for June 10-13 in Guadalajara, offers a chance to experience that opportunity.
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Explorer Emphasis

 

In a time of low energy prices and market volatility, it is more important than ever for energy professionals to develop the tools to stay competitive and efficient. The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), set for May 2-5 in Houston, provides the perfect opportunity.

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Selected highlights from international exploration activity in 2015.
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Mexico’s recent opening to foreign oil investors has created a huge demand for 2-D seismic data on the regional geology.
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Feisty. Funny. Determined. Competitive. Brilliant. Generous. The words used to describe Harris in advance of her posthumously receiving the AAPG Harrison Schmitt Award at the upcoming ACE in Denver.
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Explorer Historical Highlight

 

When one of us joined Royal Dutch Shell in 1980, seven out of 27 young professionals in the basic training course were Swiss – a remarkable number of students from a tiny country that does not produce oil or gas. The term “Swiss mafia” was coined by our Dutch colleagues, and it wasn’t meant in a complimentary sense.

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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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Field Seminar

ICE FT 01 | Recent Sedimentation in the Mexican Caribbean Shore  
Cancun, Mexico
10 September 2016

The objective of this field trip is to visit locations in the Mexican Caribbean Shore, to study recent sedimentary environments in carbonates related to coastal dunes, oolite sedimentation by eolian activity (eolinites), fracture systems in the Yucatan Platform, and their possible relationship with the formation of inlet, as well as modern sedimentary environments for the development of current reefs.

Short Course

ICE SC 08 | Salt Tectonics of the Gulf of Mexico (AAPG)  
Cancun, Mexico
10-11 September 2016

This two-day short course will provide an overview of salt tectonics in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM), including both the US and Mexican portions of the basin. It will cover a range of topics ranging from the fundamental mechanics of salt-related deformation to the regional distribution of different structural styles, including relevant aspects of extensional, contractional, vertical, and allochthonous salt tectonics. It is intended for geoscientists with different levels of expertise, from those new to the GoM or salt tectonics to those with years of experience in exploring in this complex basin.

ICE SC 07 | Advanced Sequence Stratigraphic Applications for Exploration (SEPM)  
Cancun, Mexico
5 September 2016

This course is designed to provide geoscientists with more advanced methods in sequence stratigraphy to recognize, interpret, and map the key play elements of the petroleum system (reservoir, seal, and source rock). The course will cover problems of predicting play element presence, distribution, and quality from business scales ranging from Exploration to Production.

ICE SC 06 | 3C Seismic and VSP: Converted Waves and Vector Wavefield Applications (SEG)  
Cancun, Mexico
5 September 2016

3C seismic applications provide enhanced rock property characterization of the reservoir that can complement P-wave methods. The continued interest in converted P- to S-waves (PS-waves) and vertical seismic profiles (VSPs) has resulted in the steady development of advanced vector wavefield techniques. Shear waves are coupled with P-waves, and although they do not respond to fluid properties of the medium they are nevertheless very sensitive to anisotropy and provide direct estimates of shear moduli (rigidities).

ICE SC 05 | Seismic Interpretation in Deep Water Basins (SEG)  
Cancun, Mexico
5-6 September 2016

This course is based on the systematic, comparative interpretation of modern, long offset, regional seismic profiles with time and depth migration and several suites of selected 3-D data in the deep-water realm from around the world.

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