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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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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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Every major producer in the Middle East will be represented at AAPG’s upcoming GEO 2016 conference in Bahrain next month.

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For the oil industry, the most worrisome news coming out of the Middle East doesn’t involve geopolitics. It’s well known by now that Iran wants to increase production by at least 500,000 barrels of oil per day as the lifting of international sanctions allows it to resume crude exports. But Iran isn’t alone.

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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 Historical Highlight

 

In 1953, a subsidiary of British Petroleum obtained an oil concession of 31,000 square kilometers off the coast of Abu Dhabi. It would later become an important discovery, revealing the potential of Cretaceous carbonate reservoirs in the region.

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Explorer Regions and Sections

 

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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The first Geosciences Technology Workshop ever held in the Middle East Region proved to be an enormous success and a remarkable accomplishment for the geosciences community in the area.

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Al Ain United Arab Emirates 27 February, 2017 01 March, 2017 33221
 
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
27 February - 1 March 2017

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
16-18 January 2017

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
21-23 November 2016

The unpresented success of Unconventional Plays in North America has triggered global interest in exploring these tight reservoirs in various basins of the world. As operators aggressively pursuing exploration and development of unconventional plays new challenges have emerged as a result of these activities. Exploitation of these unconventional resources revealed its economic potential as a source of energy to the increasing demand for energy regionally and globally. Recent exploration and drilling operations in various basins have shown some increase in the number of unconventional wells.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
16-17 November 2016

This two-day workshop will be dedicated to capturing best practices and lessons learned in the field of knowledge management, especially in the context of a changing oil market. The upstream organizations within the Middle East’s NOCs, IOCs and service providers are paying close attention to the issue of knowledge management due to the major demographic shift which has been dubbed as the “Great Crew Change”.

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