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In January the President announced additional regulations that are intended to help reduce oil and gas industry methane emissions 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025.

The good news is that the regulation cannot take effect before President Obama leaves office.

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In June, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency released its long awaited draft assessment of the Potential Impacts on Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Resources. The major finding in the draft assessment is that there is no evidence that hydraulic fracturing has caused “widespread, systematic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States”.

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Events Blog

 

Unconventional resources remain a major component of the energy market and will continue to evolve and press on with modernization. As the upstream industry is given another opportunity to reinvent itself, now is the perfect time to rediscover opportunities you may not have considered before – and URTeC is here to help!

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Explorer Emphasis

 

Though great strides have been made to attract more women into the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, there’s still room for improvement, according to educators and industry experts.

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Learn! Blog

 
This brief article is a continuation of "U.S. Oil and Gas Plays that Work Now for the Small Independent or Small Consultant Team (Part I)"  which aims to provide sources of information that can be used to develop a list of candidates to acquire, and to target wells and fields that can be revitalized using new technologies and team-based approaches. Some of the areas are potentially a better fit for a medium-sized company with significant access to capital. Some areas are ideal for the small independent or consultant. 
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This course is intended for engineers who need a better understanding of the geology and geological concepts used in exploration and production decisions, including petroleum engineers, drilling and completion engineers and others who may need a basic petroleum geology refresher. It will also be valuable for GeoTechs, Landmen, Bankers, Office staff and others who work with geologists and need a basic knowledge of geology and geologic terminology and processes.
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Student Outlook

 

You or your student-led organization could win an AAPG Foundation US $500 L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant – US $80,000 in funds are available.

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Active U.S. military service members (including National Guard and Reserve) or veteran members are encouraged to apply for an AAPG Foundation scholarship of up to $4,000. Application deadline is 11:5 (CST), April 15, 2016.

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wwwUpdate Blog

 

Karen Waterbury, a science teacher at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Mount Carmel, Ill., has been named the 2016 American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation’s Teacher of the Year.

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Field Seminar

Columbia South Carolina United States 31 May, 2016 07 June, 2016 13368
 
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
31 May - 7 June 2016

This field seminar offers an excellent opportunity for the students to walk on a variety of modern terrigenous clastic depositional systems while observing sedimentary processes, modern sedimentary structures, and numerous trenches illuminating the three-dimensional architecture of each area.

Calgary Alberta Canada 16 June, 2016 18 June, 2016 23659
 
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
16-18 June 2016

This trip will feature exceptional, three-dimensional exposures of fluvial meander belt deposits in Late Cretaceous strata of southern Alberta.

Dinosaur Provincial Park has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its world-class fossil bone beds. We will also visit the world-renowned Royal Tyrell Museum of Palaeontology on this trip.

Forum

Bakersfield California United States 13 May, 2016 13 May, 2016 28238
 
Bakersfield, California, United States
13 May 2016

The Playmaker Forum will be a great way to learn more about our fascinating Pacific Section petroleum provinces, facilitate industry networking, and visit with friends and colleagues.

Short Course

Tulsa Oklahoma United States 19 May, 2016 19 May, 2016 24590
 
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
19 May 2016
This course is a quick review of the unique methods used in the analysis of older well logs. Course consists of lectures on different "old" well logs, what they measure and how they are used in the analysis of potentially hydrocarbon productive zone.

Workshop

Houston Texas United States 17 May, 2016 18 May, 2016 27184
 
Houston, Texas, United States
17-18 May 2016

The goal of this two-day workshop is to develop strategies for success in difficult times. We will bring together engineers, geologists and geophysicists to explore new ideas, workflows, techniques, and technologies for revitalizing existing wells.

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