Distinguished Lecture Series
The Distinguished Lecture Program is a joint program between AAPG and the AAPG Foundation and was developed to offer outstanding speakers on current research and applicable geology. Anyone can attend the lectures, which are hosted by AAPG affiliated geological societies or university departments.
Hedberg Research Conferences
From time to time the AAPG Research Committee selects a topic for critical examination. They will invite scientists from various disciplines (geology, geophysics, reservoir engineering, etc.) to discuss state-of-the-art concepts, methodologies, case histories, and future directions relating to this subject. The conference are held in informal settings with a maximum of 80-100 attendees.
Through the AAPG's Division of Professional Affairs, members of the Association may obtain certification as petroleum geologists, coal geologists and petroleum geophysicists. The DPA also works with other professional organizations or state boards for registration.
Imperial Barrel Award
AAPG's Imperial Barrel Award Program (IBA) is an annual prospective basin evaluation competition for geoscience graduate students from universities around the world. University teams compete to win scholarship funds for their geoscience department and the international recognition that comes from competing or winning in the competition. The program is rigorous and contributes to AAPG's mission of promoting petroleum geoscience training and advancing the careers of geoscience students.
Visiting Geoscientists Program
The AAPG Foundation Visiting Geoscientist Program (VGP) has provided campus visits by active and experienced geoscientists for over 30 years. The program is going strong today; professional geoscientists are sharing their experiences and career insights with students throughout the US, Canada, and more than 30 other countries worldwide.
The AAPG Foundation’s Grants-in-Aid program promotes research in the geosciences. Grants are made to provide financial assistance to graduate students (currently enrolled in Masters or Ph.D. programs) whose thesis research has application to the search for and development of petroleum and energy-mineral resources and/or to related environmental geology issues.
Student Chapter Program
The Student Chapter Program of AAPG is made up of collegiate groups of geoscience students and one of the world's foremost co-educational programs within the geoscience sector with over 245 chapters. It provides students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and serves as a focal point for developing a feeling of professionalism through meeting industry representatives.