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Recent studies have shown that the loss of primary pores and the development of secondary pores in mudrocks are primarily controlled by burial diagenesis of the mineral matrix and thermal maturation of organic matter (OM). However, the lack of quantitative data on nanometer- to micrometer-scale rock properties has limited the ability to define and predict petrophysical properties and fluid flow in these fine-grained rocks.
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Register now for ACE 2017 and experience a remarkable week of science, networking, activities and commemorations celebrating a century of the world’s best geosciences.

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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.

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ACE is one of the world’s premier geoscience events that is completely created and hosted by geoscientists for geoscientists; therefore, your company’s support translates into a valuable return on investment for our shared industry success. We invite you to book your exhibit space today and share this milestone with us.

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A limited number of scholarships for ACE 2017 registration are now available to displaced geoscientists and energy professionals. Eligible applicants will pay just 50% of the standard rate for the full convention, including all technical sessions, networking events and the exhibition. Find out more!

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Explorer Article

 

Birth of AAPG: 100 years ago, a motley crew of oil-finders gathered in Tulsa to compare notes on the fledgling art of petroleum geology, and the world has never been the same.

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Explorer Emphasis

 

In the forward planning for this year’s AAPG centennial celebration – at the Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) in Houston and beyond – the 100th Anniversary Committee was organized in 2004 as an ad hoc committee per the suggestion of current AAPG President-elect Charles Sternbach.

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Among the array of not-to-be-missed technical sessions at the upcoming 2017 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE), “Major Deepwater Fields of the Offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico” is grabbing its share of attention.

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Last year, the extraordinarily high quality of the technical program was the talk of the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Calgary, and this was at an ACE with plenty of high points to talk about. The technical program for the 2017 ACE in Houston promises to be even better than last year’s.

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Foundation Update

 

We need your help! Tell us who you think deserves a top professorial honor for outstanding leadership and inspiring the future of geoscience.

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Denver Colorado United States 08 March, 2017 08 March, 2017 35007
 
Denver, Colorado, United States
8 March 2017

This course will consist of lecture and exercises to assist the new industry energy professionals with understanding the principles of petroleum economics; including the value of money, quantifying financials risks in petroleum investments, rates of return, forecasting cash flows and the fundamentals of capital budgeting.

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

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
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.

Houston Texas United States 01 April, 2017 02 April, 2017 35009
 
Houston, Texas, United States
1-2 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This two-day short course is designed to teach graduate students the principles, concepts, and methodologies of sequence stratigraphy.

Houston Texas United States 01 April, 2017 02 April, 2017 34988
 
Houston, Texas, United States
1-2 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This course provides an introduction to Petroleum Systems Modeling (PSM) in Exploration, with both conventional and unconventional examples.

Houston Texas United States 01 April, 2017 02 April, 2017 35008
 
Houston, Texas, United States
1-2 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This two-day short course is designed to teach graduate students the principles, concepts, and methodologies of sequence stratigraphy.

Houston Texas United States 01 April, 2017 01 April, 2017 34922
 
Houston, Texas, United States
1 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
The course has multiple objectives: (1) understanding basic geochemical data and applying these data to shale resource plays, (2) advanced approaches to refine and identify sweet spots in existing plays.

Houston Texas United States 01 April, 2017 02 April, 2017 34815
 
Houston, Texas, United States
1-2 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
Through a combination of lecture and exercises, students will learn a systematic approach for quickly screening interpretations, maps, and prospects to ensure that the potential resources or reserves estimated from those maps are accurately assessed.

Houston Texas United States 01 April, 2017 02 April, 2017 34989
 
Houston, Texas, United States
1-2 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
The course content will cover both the basics of biomarker interpretation and application and advanced geochemical technologies.

Houston Texas United States 01 April, 2017 02 April, 2017 34991
 
Houston, Texas, United States
1-2 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
The course content will cover both the basics of biomarker interpretation and application and advanced geochemical technologies.

Houston Texas United States 01 April, 2017 01 April, 2017 34813
 
Houston, Texas, United States
1 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
Students, young professionals, and experienced professionals who want to publish their work in the AAPG Bulletin, or who would just like to improve their technical writing skills, will benefit from this interactive course.

Houston Texas United States 01 April, 2017 02 April, 2017 34970
 
Houston, Texas, United States
1-2 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This two-day seminar is designed to provide participants with a modern appreciation of the full spectrum of deep-water reservoirs, their mechanisms of transport and deposition, their stratigraphic architecture, their predictive characteristics, and their 3D heterogeneity.

Houston Texas United States 01 April, 2017 01 April, 2017 34926
 
Houston, Texas, United States
1 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This course is designed for geologists who interpret fine-grained rocks, explore for or develop conventional hydrocarbons, shale gas or oil shale

Houston Texas United States 01 April, 2017 01 April, 2017 36563
 
Houston, Texas, United States
1 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
A tour of the NASA Space Center Houston with Harrison H. Schmitt the only geologist to walk on the moon. This trip seeks to provide an understanding of NASA's role in exploring the geologic characterization of the solar system.

Houston Texas United States 02 April, 2017 02 April, 2017 35015
 
Houston, Texas, United States
2 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This course addresses how value is created from creativity and innovation. It provides practical tools and methodologies to become more creative, and to make innovation actionable. Creativity and innovation are learnable skills, with step-wise approaches possible. Participants will leave with tools that allow them to formulate an action plan that can be used when they get back to work.

Houston Texas United States 02 April, 2017 02 April, 2017 35013
 
Houston, Texas, United States
2 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This course will provide an overview of concepts, tools, and methods commonly used for assessment of exploration risks associated with hydrocarbon charge, with emphasis on geochemical methods and applications.

Houston Texas United States 02 April, 2017 02 April, 2017 36575
 
Houston, Texas, United States
2 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
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.

Houston Texas United States 02 April, 2017 02 April, 2017 35016
 
Houston, Texas, United States
2 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
Practitioners of many of the eastern martial arts such as tae kwon do and karate adhere to a code of honor. An integral part of martial arts training include learning the tenants of that code of honor.

Houston Texas United States 05 April, 2017 08 April, 2017 36580
 
Houston, Texas, United States
5-8 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This Field Trip offers the opportunity to examine the Eagle Ford Group in West Texas. This hiking trip provides a unique opportunity to visit locations on private property with restricted access.

El Paso Texas United States 05 April, 2017 08 April, 2017 36585
 
El Paso, Texas, United States
5-8 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
The field trip will include stops at Shumard Canyon and Bone Canyon to observe the scale and internal architecture of submarine channels incising the bedrock of the relict platform. Other field-trip stops will include Stratotype Canyon, Black Stove Canyon, and Rest Area Gully to observe basin-restricted carbonate and siliclcastic sediment gravity flow deposits, carbonate channel-levee complexes, failure scours associated with the downslope transport of olistostromal blocks, and thick (>50 m) accumulations of recumbently folded deposits associated with these failure events.

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

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
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.

Houston Texas United States 06 April, 2017 07 April, 2017 35075
 
Houston, Texas, United States
6-7 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
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.

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

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
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 06 April, 2017 06 April, 2017 36592
 
Houston, Texas, United States
6 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This field trip focuses on the late Quaternary depositional systems of the upper Texas coast, including the Brazos River and its wave-dominated delta, the Oyster Creek meanderbelt, Follets Island, the San Luis Pass tidal delta, and Galveston Island. The trip will emphasize the physical processes associated with shaping these various depositional environments, and will discuss the stratigraphic occurrence of sand bodies associated with these coastal systems. There will be a focus on linking physical processes to the geological record, and also describing the sequence stratigraphic framework of the upper Texas coastal systems.

Oklahoma City Oklahoma United States 11 May, 2017 11 May, 2017 37633
 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
11 May 2017

The AAPG Division of Professional Affairs is providing new opportunities for professional development and networking through our new Playmakers forums. The primary purpose of these forums is to bring leaders from industry to present their ideas, successes and even failures in developing new plays. A secondary purpose is to provide training for professionals in prospect generation and presentations. The key to the success of Playmaker’s is most of the speakers are predominantly invited, technical experts on active plays

Oklahoma City Oklahoma United States 30 September, 2017 03 October, 2017 35120
 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
30 September - 3 October 2017

Save the date for the 2017 AAPG Mid-Continent Section Meeting. The meeting will be held September 30-October 3 at the Renaissance Hotel and Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City. The theme is - Today's Idea, Tomorrow's Discovery. Watch the website for more details to come. Contact Thomas Cronin, General Chair, (tcronin@coxinet.net) for more information

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