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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 chief geologist for a Canadian regulatory agency says the group is working to assess potential risks by better understanding the full geologic framework in the development of oil sands and heavy oil in the province of Alberta.
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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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Timothy R. McGinley is the winner of the Southwest Section’s A.I. Levorsen Memorial Award, given to the best paper presentation at the Section’s annual meeting.

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Explorer Director’s Corner

 
Unconventional resources have changed the exploration and production business and are changing our profession. It’s a change for the better, where today geoscientists and engineers work closely to identify prospective areas, drill them and optimize recovery of hydrocarbons from the reservoir.
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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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Unconventional plays in the Permian Basin are nothing new to the shale scene, as the basin has been horizontally drilled and hydraulically fractured for years. Still, a new approach for evaluating sweet spots, particularly in the Avalon Shale of the play’s Delaware Basin, is slowly changing the way unconventional resources are explored – and perhaps one day, developed.
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When 3-D seismic technology became a must-have tool for the E&P crowd beginning in the mid-1990s, there was considerable scurrying to get up to speed on this then-daunting high-tech application. Even today, it’s not uncommon to see a non-geophysicist’s eyes glaze over when a discussion turns to even basic seismic terminology like P-waves, which move through both solid rock and fluids, and S-waves, which travel only through rock.

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Learn! Blog

 

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

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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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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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Abilene, Texas, United States
11-14 April 2016
Save the date! The 2016 SWS AAPG annual meeting is to be held in Abilene, Texas. Watch the SWS website for details as they unfold.
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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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