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Bulletin Article

Low-maturity Boquillas Formation (Eagle Ford Formation–equivalent) organic-lean calcareous mudrock samples collected from outcrop were heated in gold tubes under confining pressure to investigate the evolution of organic matter (OM) pores and mineral pores.
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Events Blog


Book your space for this once-in-a-lifetime event. AAPG is celebrating its 100 Year Anniversary and now is your golden opportunity to showcase your latest innovations, solutions and services to the most recognized, expert geoscientists from around the globe that only a premier geoscience event like ACE attracts. .

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Be a part of the most vibrant and vital integrated science and technology event for unconventional play development and its significance for the U.S. and global energy future. Share your innovations, ideas and experiences at the industry’s leading forum for discussions of advancements in unconventional resources.

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As these are challenging times in our industry, we understand the need to be strategic and judicious with your company’s marketing and sponsorship investments. 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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URTeC 2017 is set for 24-26 July in Austin, TX at the Austin Convention Center. Please review the rebooking process and secure your exhibit space today.

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This course is intended to help development geologists (and geophysicists) with 0 - 2 years’ experiences in this role quickly become effective contributors to field development.

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Explorer Article


Apache Corp. announced in early September that it had made a major oil discovery in the Delaware Basin.

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Foundation Update


Geoscience students researching energy related theses can count on support from the AAPG Foundation – especially during the down times. Investing in education is a top priority for the Foundation. During the 2016-17 grant cycle, AAPG Foundation will award $269,000 to master’s and doctorate students worldwide.

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Learn! Blog


While multi-rotor drones have flexibility and can work in tight spaces, they may not have the enough range and cannot carry enough weight for large projects. Fixed-wing drones can often provide the solution needed for a large surveying or surface geology study. Welcome to an interview with Lyndon Nance, who discusses his experiences with large mapping projects in which he uses fixed-wing drones.

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Small drones, both fixed wing and multirotor, are tools well suited to capturing the imagery required for aerial mapping. The requirements for getting started in this business are less than one might think, but there's a significant difference between an attractive looking map and an accurate product. Welcome to an interview with Jeff Campbell, managing partner of Vertical Aspect, the managing partner of Vertical Aspect, a small company specializing in consulting, training and sales of products associated with UAV (drone) mapping.

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Houston Texas United States 03 November, 2016 03 November, 2016 34440
Houston, Texas, United States
3 November 2016
A One-Day Symposium (SIPES CES 2016)
Registration Period* Price
Early Bird Registration (ends at 12 Noon, October 24, 2016) $100
Pre-Registration ends 12 Noon, November 2, 2016 $150
On-Site Registration $20
Amarillo Texas United States 09 November, 2016 09 November, 2016 34455
Amarillo, Texas, United States
9 November 2016

Lecture Title: “Mudrocks (shales, mudstones) at the Scale of Grains and Pores: Current Understanding.”
Venue: Amarillo Club (Chase Tower), 600 South Tyler, Amarillo, TX
Time: Lunch 11:30am – 12Noon, Lecture 12Noon to 1:00pm

College Station Texas United States 11 November, 2016 11 November, 2016 34456
College Station, Texas, United States
11 November 2016

Lecture Title: “Mudrocks (shales, mudstones) at the Scale of Grains and Pores: Current Understanding.”
Venue: Texas A&M University, Halbouty Building, Department of Geology and Geophysics, 611 Ross Street, College Station, TX 77843
Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm

Houston Texas United States 29 November, 2016 29 November, 2016 33774
Houston, Texas, United States
29 November 2016

The short course shall present a one day discussion of the use of surface geochemistry in petroleum exploration for conventional production.

Houston Texas United States 30 November, 2016 30 November, 2016 33631
Houston, Texas, United States
30 November 2016

Drone usage is taking off thanks in part to recent regulatory changes and technological advancements. Organizations are increasingly turning to drones to complete mapping and surveying applications.

Houston Texas United States 01 December, 2016 02 December, 2016 33308
Houston, Texas, United States
1-2 December 2016

Welcome to a workshop in which we will bring together experts, equipment providers, robotics experts, and others knowledgeable in a wide range of commercial drone usage, which includes monitoring in the oil industry, digital outcrop surveying, safety and security monitoring, utility inspection, real estate, agriculture, construction, environmental protection, and more.

Houston Texas United States 24 January, 2017 25 January, 2017 33528
Houston, Texas, United States
24-25 January 2017

The goal of this event is to bring together new technologies and developments in both exploring for new frontiers and developing known provinces in both deepwater and shelf environments. The event brings together geology, geochemistry, engineering, and geophysics.

The Woodlands Texas United States 07 March, 2017 08 March, 2017 34426
The Woodlands, Texas, United States
7-8 March 2017

HGS Applied Geoscience Conference (AGC)

"Integrated Approaches of Unconventional Reservoir Assessment and Optimization"

Location: Anadarko Conference Center, The Woodlands, TX

Sponsorship available!

Houston Texas United States 01 April, 2017 01 April, 2017 33585
Houston, Texas, United States
1 April 2017

Houston Texas United States 02 April, 2017 02 April, 2017 33586
Houston, Texas, United States
2 April 2017

Midland Texas United States 29 April, 2017 02 May, 2017 34346
Midland, Texas, United States
29 April - 2 May 2017

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Michael A. Raines Michael A. Raines President (2016-2017) Whiting Petroleum Corp (432) 686-6772
Darrell Lee Mauldin Darrell Lee Mauldin Past President (2016-2017) Mercury Operating (325) 677-4100
Nicolas Brissette Nicolas Brissette President Elect (2016-2017) Delta Oil and Gas (940) 256-3305
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Roy Leland Yates Roy Leland Yates Secretary (2016-2017) MD America Energy, LLC (817) 288-7724
Kelli Snidow Kelli Snidow Treasurer (2016-2017) Concho Resources 432-221-0431
Robert Edward Webster Robert Edward Webster Advisory Counselor (2014-2017) (214) 676-3675

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