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Following many years of on again/off again activity, the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) was, at long last, being proven in recent months to be a viable commercial play, but the market has done a 180-degree spin owing to the unanticipated, near-devastating drop in oil prices.

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January and early February are going to be busy months for AAPG’s Distinguished Lecture program, with several speakers set to make tours.

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Like numerous other geologic formations, the allure of the Wilcox has waxed and waned owing to fluctuating commodity prices, among other issues. As hydrocarbon prices recovered and technology applications like hydraulic fracturing became commonplace, the Wilcox beckoned anew, attracting principally the mom-and-pop shops and the small to mid-size independents.

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It's plentiful, it's accessible, it's a part of our lives – but can coal ever be the environmentally preferred choice of energy? A look at the current reality of clean coal technology.

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Gas shales have advanced to an economic gas play since the year 2000 thanks to a combination of high gas prices, shale reservoir characterization and advances in drilling and completion technology.

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This year, URTeC has added an enhanced preview of “Coming Attractions.” In addition to looking at established plays, URTeC will provide significant information about emerging unconventional resource possibilities in North America and around the world.
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It’s now been shown that the “sweet” aspect of an identified sweet spot can change – not only stratigraphically, but also laterally within the zone itself.

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Accidental discovery? One paper in the History of Petroleum Geology forum remembers Mobile Bay sharing the combination of luck, sound decisions and overcoming obstacles that led to its development.

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In case you missed the news, shale plays are hot right now – and a quick look at U.S. shale activity trends is a revealing, dramatic story.
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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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Field Seminar

Houston Texas United States 06 April, 2017 06 April, 2017 36590
 
Houston, Texas, United States
6 April 2017

The Spindletop trip takes participants to the site of the “Lucas Gusher,” where on January 10th, 1901 in Beaumont, Texas, 100,000 barrels per day gushed from a salt dome formation. This discovery changed the economy of Texas and helped to usher in the modern petroleum age. The first six gushers in the Spindletop field produced more oil per day than the combined production of all the other producing fields in the world. The Lucas geyser, found at a depth of 1,139 feet, blew a stream of oil over 100 feet high until it was capped nine days later. Lucas and the Hamills finally controlled the geyser on January 19, when a huge pool of oil surrounded it. By that time, throngs of oilmen, speculators, and onlookers had already transformed the city of Beaumont. A new age was born.

Miami Florida United States 26 March, 2017 01 April, 2017 36438
 
Miami, Florida, United States
26 March - 1 April 2017

Carbonate rocks make up the majority of reservoirs being explored and exploited in unconventional resource plays. This trip will spend five days exploring a variety of modern, mud-dominated carbonate settings in South Florida, where the elements influencing the deposition of these unique strata will be observed first-hand and used as learning points for similar ancient deposits.

Houston Texas United States 31 March, 2017 01 April, 2017 36560
 
Houston, Texas, United States
31 March - 1 April 2017

This course combines detailed investigations of modern fluvial, estuarine, deltaic, shoreface, and tidal inlet depositional environments with subsurface examples in core to provide participants with a more holistic understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of shallow marine and fluvial reservoirs.

Short Course

Houston Texas United States 06 April, 2017 07 April, 2017 35077
 
Houston, Texas, United States
6-7 April 2017

This two-day workshop provides an introduction to the application of carbonate facies, diagenesis, and seismic sequence stratigraphy to exploration and production. This includes marine, and conventional and unconventional carbonate reservoirs.

Houston Texas United States 01 April, 2017 02 April, 2017 35010
 
Houston, Texas, United States
1-2 April 2017

This course reviews the basin analysis methods and workflows used in oil and gas exploration, with special emphasis on the integration of geologic, geophysical and geochemical data.

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