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Be a part of the most vibrant and vital integrated science and technology event for unconventional play development and its significance for the U.S. and global energy future. Share your innovations, ideas and experiences at the industry’s leading forum for discussions of advancements in unconventional resources.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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As these are challenging times in our industry, we understand the need to be strategic and judicious with your company’s marketing and sponsorship investments. Secure your sponsorships now for ACE 2017 and choose the mix of items, events and activities that align with the specific marketing goals of your business.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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URTeC 2017 is set for 24-26 July in Austin, TX at the Austin Convention Center. Please review the rebooking process and secure your exhibit space today.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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This course is intended to help development geologists (and geophysicists) with 0 - 2 years’ experiences in this role quickly become effective contributors to field development.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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The goal of this workshop is to review mature fields and to identify the amount and nature of oil that can be recovered, and to evaluate competing strategies for economically producing the remaining reserves.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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This course will provide the geologist, geophysicist, and engineer with sufficient background to better understand the basic principles of petroleum geochemistry, how best to use geochemistry in their exploration or production program, types of samples and analysis required to evaluate a basin/region, integration with other datasets, and better understand the geochemical data and interpretation as well as limitations.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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Explorer Article


Apache Corp. announced in early September that it had made a major oil discovery in the Delaware Basin.

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Foundation Update


Geoscience students researching energy related theses can count on support from the AAPG Foundation – especially during the down times. Investing in education is a top priority for the Foundation. During the 2016-17 grant cycle, AAPG Foundation will award $269,000 to master’s and doctorate students worldwide.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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Learn! Blog


While multi-rotor drones have flexibility and can work in tight spaces, they may not have the enough range and cannot carry enough weight for large projects. Fixed-wing drones can often provide the solution needed for a large surveying or surface geology study. Welcome to an interview with Lyndon Nance, who discusses his experiences with large mapping projects in which he uses fixed-wing drones.

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Small drones, both fixed wing and multirotor, are tools well suited to capturing the imagery required for aerial mapping. The requirements for getting started in this business are less than one might think, but there's a significant difference between an attractive looking map and an accurate product. Welcome to an interview with Jeff Campbell, managing partner of Vertical Aspect, the managing partner of Vertical Aspect, a small company specializing in consulting, training and sales of products associated with UAV (drone) mapping.

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El Paso Texas United States 07 November, 2016 07 November, 2016 34453
El Paso, Texas, United States
7 November 2016

Lecture Title: Mudrocks (shales, mudstones) at the Scale of Grains and Pores: Current Understanding.
Venue: UTEP, Geological Sciences Building, Room 123
Time: 3:30pm

Houston Texas United States 29 November, 2016 29 November, 2016 33774
Houston, Texas, United States
29 November 2016

The short course shall present a one day discussion of the use of surface geochemistry in petroleum exploration for conventional production.

Houston Texas United States 30 November, 2016 30 November, 2016 33631
Houston, Texas, United States
30 November 2016

Drone usage is taking off thanks in part to recent regulatory changes and technological advancements. Organizations are increasingly turning to drones to complete mapping and surveying applications.

Houston Texas United States 01 December, 2016 02 December, 2016 33308
Houston, Texas, United States
1-2 December 2016

Welcome to a workshop in which we will bring together experts, equipment providers, robotics experts, and others knowledgeable in a wide range of commercial drone usage, which includes monitoring in the oil industry, digital outcrop surveying, safety and security monitoring, utility inspection, real estate, agriculture, construction, environmental protection, and more.

Houston Texas United States 06 December, 2016 08 December, 2016 13606
Houston, Texas, United States
6-8 December 2016

Here is an introduction to the tools and techniques that geologists and geophysicists use to locate gas and oil, that drillers use to drill the wells and that petroleum engineers use to test and complete the wells and produce the gas and oil. Exercises throughout the course provide practical experience in well log correlation, contouring, interpretation of surface and subsurface, contoured maps, seismic interpretation, well log interpretation, and decline curve analysis.

Houston Texas United States 24 January, 2017 25 January, 2017 33528
Houston, Texas, United States
24-25 January 2017

The goal of this event is to bring together new technologies and developments in both exploring for new frontiers and developing known provinces in both deepwater and shelf environments. The event brings together geology, geochemistry, engineering, and geophysics.

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Thomas Edward Ewing Thomas Edward Ewing President (2016-2017) (210) 410-9587
Brent Frederick Hopkins Brent Frederick Hopkins Past President (2016-2017) Suemaur E&P (361) 884-8824
Ralph Guess Richardson Ralph Guess Richardson Vice President (2016-2017) Sartor Richardson (318) 797-2920
Eugene L. Ames, III Eugene L. Ames, III Convention General Chair (2016-2017) Ames Energy Advisors 210-857-6724
Daniel Scott Sutton Daniel Scott Sutton Treasurer (2016-2017) (972) 743-5723
John E. Jordan, Jr. John E. Jordan, Jr. Advisory Counselor (2014-2017) Anadarko 713-594-5648

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