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Distinguished Lecturer Steve Dorobek’s Asia Pacific Region tour, originally slated for March, has been delayed until May – but the AAPG DL program will remain active in March with four speakers ready to tour.

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Progress toward establishing an AAPG student chapter in the Middle East Region took a big step forward recently during the inaugural Geology and Petroleum Industries Day at UAE University in Al Ain.
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Explorer Director’s Corner


Last month I had the privilege of traveling to the Middle East with AAPG President Lee Krystinik.

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Explorer Division Column EMD


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

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Explorer Emphasis


Some highlights from international activity in 2014.

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Explorer Foundation Update


It has a new name, a new energy and a new lineup of experts, all primed to spread geoscience knowledge around the world. “It” is AAPG’s newly named Global Distinguished Lecture Program – emphasis on the “global” – which dates back to 1941 but continues to be the Association’s flagship initiative for offering the latest in geologic science to AAPG affiliated geological societies and universities.

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Explorer President’s Column

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In an effort to continue serving the geosciences community in the Middle East, AAPG Middle East Region will be offering a number of Geosciences Technology Workshops (GTWs) where the attendees, practitioners and scientists will have an opportunity to discuss real cases, issues and experiences.

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Although historically focused on its birthplace in North America, AAPG is growing rapidly in several international locations, including one that is in the heart of the oil industry – the Middle East.

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Field Seminar

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
27-28 January 2016

This field trip will take you to the outcrops of the Adam Foothills, located 80 km south of the town of Nizwa (Oman), where the source rock facies of the Natih Formation (Albian-Cenomanian) are exposed. These source rocks were accumulated within intrashelf basins equivalent in age to the Shilaif intrashelf basin in the UAE.


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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
25-26 January 2016

This three-day workshop aims to provide a forum for professionals from industry, academia and government agencies, who are actively involved in the study of Middle Eastern Source Rocks, to share their advances in source rock related fields, present their experiences and challenges, and demonstrate relevant technologies and solutions.

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