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Due to the imminent “Great Crew Change” in which experienced professionals are expected to retire in large numbers over the next few years, knowledge management is a strong emphasis throughout the industry.

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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

 

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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Field Seminar

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Houston, Texas, United States
2 April 2017

This field trip explores Panther Creek, a natural laboratory to explore the morphology and sedimentological processes of a meandering creek system. Panther Creek is just a short drive north from Houston, tucked away just south of The Woodlands, Texas in the Montgomery County Preserve.

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
6-8 April 2017

The objective of this field trip is to examine the deposits of an upper slope and slope canyon to deep basin floor deepwater depositional system developing along a Pennsylvanian-age fold and thrust belt called the Ouachita Trough. The units under study are part of the Stanley Group, Jackfork Group and the overlying Atoka Group.

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Houston, Texas, United States
30 March - 2 April 2017

This field trip to the Cambrian microbial facies in the Mason, Texas, area will highlight several aspects of microbialite reservoirs including their composition, size and geometry. The Mason, Texas, outcrops afford spectacular views of both cross-section and plan views of microbialite facies, offering an opportunity for a truly 3-D view of the architecture of these potential reservoirs.

Short Course

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Houston, Texas, United States
1-2 April 2017

This course provides an introduction to Petroleum Systems Modeling (PSM) in Exploration, with both conventional and unconventional examples.

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Houston, Texas, United States
6-7 April 2017

This course is designed to provide the industry geologist and engineer with a working knowledge of fracture characteristics and variability as they affect production in hydrocarbon reservoirs. This is a hands-on, applied course in fracture interpretation, description, analysis, and effects.

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