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It’s time to pay your annual AAPG membership dues – and those attending the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Denver can do so quickly and easily at the AAPG Center.
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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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Oil shale is a rich petroleum source rock that never got buried deep enough to generate oil and gas. Worldwide, oil shale is a massive resource that potentially could yield a trillion barrels of oil and gas equivalent.
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“A Brief History of Colorado Through Time,” which dramatically and creatively shows how the state’s famous landscapes evolved through geologic time, will premiere at ACE in Denver as part of the opening session festivities.
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Best-selling author Simon Winchester will be the featured speaker at the All-Convention Luncheon in Denver, but that’s not the only special luncheon that’s planned for the upcoming AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition.
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Jacqueline Bath, a geosciences teacher at ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch, Colo., has been named the AAPG Foundation’s 2015 Teacher of the Year.
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When the initial Discovery Thinking forum debuted in San Antonio at the 2008 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, it garnered high marks from attendees. Still, who could have known that this initial forum would be the harbinger of such an amazingly successful and long-running program?
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Feisty. Funny. Determined. Competitive. Brilliant. Generous. The words used to describe Harris in advance of her posthumously receiving the AAPG Harrison Schmitt Award at the upcoming ACE in Denver.
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AAPG bestows the Robert R. Berg Award in recognition of a singular achievement in petroleum geoscience research. Mark Zoback’s research has advanced the industry’s understanding and application of geomechanics, but he’s also done important work in other areas.
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Casper, Wyoming, United States
28-31 May 2015
The goals of this four-day field workshop are to provide participants with a robust exposure to the range of topics required to understand, characterize and predict the mechanical response of reservoir rocks to deformation from either geologic or reservoir stimulation and management processes.  The workshop interweaves fundamental background material from lecture, first-hand field observations, and interactive group exercises to yield a robust and engaging technical discussion.
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Denver, Colorado, United States
30 May 2015
The field trip will visit sites where evidence of this volcanic history can be examined as well as the petrified forest and new visitor center and paleontology lab at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.
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Denver, Colorado, United States
30-31 May 2015

During this two-day field trip, we will examine classic exposures of the Middle to Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian to Campanian) strata in the Southern Denver Basin near Pueblo, Colorado.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
30-31 May 2015

This two-day field trip will review the geologic history in context with the past and present petroleum exploration in the North Park-Middle Park Basin (or Colorado Headwaters Basin, CHB) in Northcentral Colorado.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
30 May 2015

This one-day field trip will examine how the Golden Thrust System builds Denver’s mountain front between Turkey Creek and Coal Creek.

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