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The Technical Program Committee for the 2015 Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC), has announced a record number of abstracts submitted for the event set for 20-22 July in San Antonio, Texas. URTeC, the industry’s leading multidisciplinary unconventional conference, is a joint venture between SPE, AAPG and SEG.

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Explorer Article

 
The semi-finals are completed. Twelve teams from around the world have their eyes set on Denver to participate in the finals of the 2015 AAPG/AAPG Foundation Imperial Barrel Award competition.
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Explorer Emphasis

 
After the city of Denton, Texas, in the Barnett Shale voted to ban hydraulic fracturing last November, the Texas legislature shifted into high gear to ensure no other Texas town would follow Denton’s renegade move.
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Focusing on rocks, learning from others and implementing new technologies were the keys to success identified during a talk on “Evolution of Unconventional Oil Plays from Early Innovations to Future Challenges,” at the DPA luncheon held during the recent AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Denver.
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Unconventional resources have propelled the United States to the top of the world’s energy producers, and the downturn is just another opportunity to figure out how to keep getting better.
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Explorer Geophysical Corner

 
The Anadarko Basin granite wash play has been considered difficult to interpret both geologically and geophysically. Consequently, the application of seismic attribute analysis to mid-continent washes has not been widely published.
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Learn! Blog

 

This year's AAPG Woodford Shale Forum focused on new information and optimization.  Included were presenters from the University of Oklahoma, Halliburton, Black Swan Energy Services, and Devon Energy just to name a few.

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AAPG International Shale Plays GTW shared New Technologies, Case Studies and Lessons Learned

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This year's AAPG Woodford Shale Forum on 12 May 2015 in Oklahoma City, promises to be very insightful to geologists and engineers. Included is a special Entrepreneurship session focusing on being successful in the oil industry. Learn about special pricing for students and scholarships for individuals who have been laid off. 

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Update your knowledge on world shale plays and take advantage of new opportunities using new technologies / techniques which you will learn with us at the AAPG International Shale Plays Workshop, 28-29 April 2015.
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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.
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
4-6 October 2015
For over 110 years explorers of the Mid-Continent Oil Province have continued to pioneer the discoveries that have shaped our industry worldwide. From plane table alidade surveys to pore volume images defining shale as reservoir, today’s geoscientist must integrate cutting-edge technology with historical data and continue to innovate. The 2015 AAPG-MCS aspires to inspire the modern geoscientist to pursue The Art of Discovery.
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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.

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Houston, Texas, United States
9-10 November 2015

This course summarizes the major advances and current controversies in dolomite research.

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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.
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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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
30 September - 3 October 2017
Save the date! The 2017 AAPG MCS meeting is to be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Watch the MCS website for details as they unfold.
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