Explorer Article

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Three speakers from the AAPG-AAPG Foundation’s Global Distinguished Lecture Program will be on tour in November, making stops in the western parts of North America and throughout the Asia-Pacific Region.

Explorer Emphasis

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Explorer Emphasis Article

At first glance it seems there’s not much overtly new about drilling in the Mississippi Lime – or overtly new about the Mississippi Lime play, either, for that matter – a play that oozes from northern Oklahoma through southern Kansas (and some say, perhaps, to Nebraska).

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Construction continues for the new GE Global Research’s Oil & Gas Technology Center in Oklahoma City – part of the company’s three-year effort to triple R&D investment in the oil and gas industry. The $125 million facility “will be an incubator for new innovative technologies that will enable safe, efficient and reliable exploration, production, delivery and use of unconventional oil and gas.”

Explorer Foundation Update

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Explorer Foundation Update

Sometimes, it IS a good idea to mix business with pleasure. Members of the AAPG Foundation Trustee Associates met for the group’s annual meeting recently at the Barton Creek resort in the foothills of Texas Hill Country in Austin, Texas.

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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.

Explorer ProTracks

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Explorer ProTracks

YPs are in an excellent position to perform community service. For the most part, our backs and knees are still in good shape – but more importantly, since YPs are making the transition from school to the work force, they make excellent liaisons between young/future geologists and the professional geoscience community.

Learn! Blog

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Learn! Blog

Discover the basic fundamentals of structural geology, the response of natural materials to deformation, and what changes occur due to the application of stress and or strain energy. Practical Geomechanics will be covering the many aspects of exploration, assessment and production phases of petroleum reservoir development.

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The Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES) would like to invite you to join us in Houston on October 24th, 2014 at the Marathon Oil Building for the SIPES Continuing Education Seminar.

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Learn! Blog

Looking at a formation as a source rock, then turning around and considering it a viable reservoir requires you to be able to shift your thinking and to analyze a great deal of data in a new way. If you don’t, you risk not understanding the nature of “sweet spots” and how to accurately complete or use reservoir characterization studies.

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Designed for geologists, geophysicits, petrophysicists and petroleum engineers this course will present the concepts of sedimentary geochemistry and biogeochemistry, along with the framework to interpret elemental and mineralogical records in such organic rich mudstone sequences


Houston Texas United States 08 December, 2014 11 December, 2014 1517
 
Houston, Texas, United States
8-11 December 2014

This course is designed to give participants the basic working tools to explore and develop hydrocarbons in salt basins. Because no two basins are alike, the focus is on understanding the processes and styles of salt-related deformation. At course completion participants should be able to under the depositional setting of layered evaporites, describe the mechanics of salt flow, interpret salt and stratal geometries associated with diapirs, salt welds, and minibasins, and assess more accurately the risks in the exploration of salt basins.

Abilene Texas United States 05 January, 2015 05 January, 2015 10649
 
Abilene, Texas, United States
5 January 2015
The AAPG Southwest Section presents the 2015 Bill Hailey Memorial Short Course in Abilene, Texas. Art Saller will be speaking on Paleozoic carbonates. 
Fort Worth Texas United States 06 January, 2015 06 January, 2015 10658
 
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
6 January 2015
The AAPG Southwest Section presents the 2015 Bill Hailey Memorial Short Course in Fort Worth, Texas. Art Saller will be speaking on Paleozoic carbonates. 
Midland Texas United States 14 January, 2015 14 January, 2015 13531
 
Midland, Texas, United States
14 January 2015

The Midland Playmaker Forum is focused on new and emerging plays of interest to sections or regions, with a broad global appeal to explorers in all locations. Its emphasis is the process of turning a prospect into a discovery and therefore complements the existing prospect expos.

Oklahoma City Oklahoma United States 19 February, 2015 19 February, 2015 11378
 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
19 February 2015

This year’s Mississippian Lime Forum unleashes science, technology, and experience to solve persistent puzzles, and dramatically improve economics. Consider 2015 a breakthrough year as new, sometimes controversial new techniques and technologies are being implemented for the first time.

Houston Texas United States 26 February, 2015 27 February, 2015 10815
 
Houston, Texas, United States
26-27 February 2015

Join leading experts to learn about important new developments for developing rigorous, consistent and statistically valid reserve estimations. It has been 5 years since the SEC published “Modernization of Oil and Gas Reporting” which gave companies more flexibility and options for reserve and resource estimation

Houston Texas United States 02 March, 2015 03 March, 2015 13394
 
Houston, Texas, United States
2-3 March 2015

Connectivity in deepwater deposited reservoirs is often times something you don’t know for certainty until you have a well down and flowing. This course is for engineers, geologists and geophysicists who are responsible for economically positive exploration and development of deep-marine reservoirs. It is particularly appropriate for geologist-engineer teams who are responsible for building reservoir development models in these complex systems.

Houston Texas United States 02 March, 2015 03 March, 2015 13405
 
Houston, Texas, United States
2-3 March 2015

Geoscientists, petrophysicists, engineers, and managers who are seeking to improve their effectiveness in exploring, appraising, and developing shale reservoirs will learn critical geoscience and engineering aspects to help quantify uncertainty to help book more reserves.

Oklahoma City Oklahoma United States 03 March, 2015 05 March, 2015 13584
 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
3-5 March 2015

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 05 March, 2015 06 March, 2015 1347
 
Houston, Texas, United States
5-6 March 2015

Much of today’s resource play drilling activity focuses on evaluating properties and holding acreage. As resource plays mature, we will want to identify bypassed pay and evaluate the benefits of restimulation. Even with access to such modern data, geology, and hence seismic data and seismic attributes are only one of the components necessary to predict EUR.

Houston Texas United States 06 March, 2015 06 March, 2015 13408
 
Houston, Texas, United States
6 March 2015

This one day course will include background material on hydrocarbon-bearing shales, methods of evaluation, and case studies of both gas and oil bearing shales.

San Antonio Texas United States 09 March, 2015 11 March, 2015 12241
 
San Antonio, Texas, United States
9-11 March 2015

The productive extent of the Eagle Ford has expanded, thanks to new information and understanding of the factors that make the formation producible in a particular prospect or location. The same is true of adjacent formations such as the Buda and the Austin Chalk, along with Cretaceous extensions of the Eagle Ford, which extend from the Eaglebine to the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale.

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Houston, Texas, United States
18-19 March 2015

This course provides scenarios for implementing valuable field safety processes and a template for creating programs tailored to the needs of individual field trip leaders.

Tulsa Oklahoma United States 23 March, 2015 24 March, 2015 13477
 
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
23-24 March 2015

This course is an introductory course in shale reservoir evaluation. It includes reservoir geology in terms of depositional facies, mineralogy, fractures, and rock type delineation.

Tulsa Oklahoma United States 25 March, 2015 26 March, 2015 13496
 
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
25-26 March 2015

This course is an introduction to the heterogeneous nature of shales and mudstones and provides guidance on how to work effectively with these complex lithologies.

Austin Texas United States 21 April, 2015 23 April, 2015 1518
 
Austin, Texas, United States
21-23 April 2015

The overall goal of this course is to provide tools for efficient and effective re-exploration and development. It uses a two-part approach. First it uses petrophysical analysis to understand all that can be derived from examination of standard open-hole logs. This is followed by integrated approaches to discover key factors controlling oil and gas distribution in carbonate reservoirs in the greater Midcontinent USA. Methodologies and workflows reviewed include geosteering and evaluation of horizontal wells and optimizing carbon storage utilization and management.

Houston Texas United States 28 April, 2015 29 April, 2015 12948
 
Houston, Texas, United States
28-29 April 2015

All shale plays are different, and all shale plays shed light on other shale plays. Join experts to discuss world shale plays and share the “lessons learned” in dealing with a wide variety of lithologies, reservoir conditions, and degrees of heterogeneity.

Houston Texas United States 20 September, 2015 22 September, 2015 12847
 
Houston, Texas, United States
20-22 September 2015
The 65th Annual GCAGS convention will feature Gulf Coast area oil, gas, and environmental topics, with the intent that Gulf Coast geoscientists will expand their technical training, knowledge and networking during the convention. GCSSEPM will be organizing oral talks, posters, judging and the SEPM awards program.
Tulsa Oklahoma United States 06 October, 2015 08 October, 2015 13608
 
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
6-8 October 2015

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 01 December, 2015 04 December, 2015 13554
 
Houston, Texas, United States
1-4 December 2015

This course is designed to give participants the basic working tools to explore and develop hydrocarbons in salt basins. Because no two basins are alike, the focus is on understanding the processes and styles of salt-related deformation. At course completion participants should be able to under the depositional setting of layered evaporites, describe the mechanics of salt flow, interpret salt and stratal geometries associated with diapirs, salt welds, and minibasins, and assess more accurately the risks in the exploration of salt basins.

Corpus Christi Texas United States 16 September, 2016 20 September, 2016 12848
 
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
16-20 September 2016

Save the date for the 2016 Gulf Coast Association Geological Societies (GCAGS) Annual Meeting. Watch the website for details to come.

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