AAPG virtual events offer a wealth of information in a short period of time. They are an effective and efficient way to learn about the industry. With so many to choose from, there’s something for everyone. And now they are virtual, too!

Short Course
Virtual Short Course
Saturday, 29 May – Thursday, 29 July 2021, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Shales and other low-permeability formations require multistage completions, hydraulic fracturing, and horizontal wells to produce at economic rates. This course focuses on the multistage completion systems that are used in these applications, including plug-and-perf, ball-activated systems (frac sleeves), and coiled tubing-activated systems (annular fracturing).

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Section/Region Meeting
Virtual Section/Region Meeting
Monday, 21 June Thursday, 24 June 2021, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Join us online for the AAPG Pacific Section Annual Meeting

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Section/Region Meeting
Virtual Section/Region Meeting
Monday, 21 June Thursday, 24 June 2021, 5:00 p.m.–12:00 p.m.

We are excited to invite you to participate in our Pacific Section AAPG virtual convention. The past year has been a challenge and anything but normal. We hope to return a smidge of normalcy to you as we present PSAAPG 2021: Hindsight is 2020.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Research Symposium
Virtual Research Symposium
Tuesday, 22 June Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

AAPG’s Latin America & Caribbean Region and the Brazilian Association of Petroleum Geologists (ABGP) invite you to explore Brazil’s new scenario at the Brazil 2021 Virtual Technical Symposium, a specialized event bringing leading scientists and industry practitioners together to share best practices, exchange ideas and explore opportunities for future collaboration.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Short Course
Virtual Short Course
Tuesday, 29 June Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

This course covers a unique step-by-step methodology that covers the most important factors to consider when tackling conventional or unconventional carbonate plays. After each step, participants will get to work on real subsurface data from basins across the globe. Consider this course as the “top 10 things an oil finder must know about carbonates.”

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Short Course
Virtual Short Course
Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Make the transition from new manager to leader in your organization by learning to lead with emotional intelligence (EI). Gain insights into yourself and increase your effectiveness by closing the gap of how others see you and how you see yourself. Increase social awareness, flexibility, social responsibility, interpersonal relationships, and decision making. EI is proven to cultivate proficiencies in motivating, inspiring, and influencing your team and colleagues. This program combines proven strategies with the practical application of the theory in a workshop-like setting.

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Short Course
Virtual Short Course
Saturday, 24 July 2021, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Energy Storage and CCUS are emerging fields that are new business opportunity for petroleum professionals. This short course reviews the basics of different Energy Storage Technologies, CCUS, and injection induced seismicity. This workshop will discuss the risk and uncertainty in these storage programs using case studies from natural gas storage and CCUS.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Short Course
Virtual Short Course
Saturday, 24 July 2021, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Machine Learning is an increasingly important tool for geoscientists. This one-day workshop demonstrates the implementation of a tailored End-to-End Upstream E & P workflow solution using Machine Learning (ML).

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Short Course
Virtual Short Course
Saturday, 24 July Sunday, 25 July 2021, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

This 16 hour course will include a mix of lectures, short exercises and discussion sessions. The content will be prepared to anticipate the likelihood that participants will have different levels of technical knowledge about petroleum geology. In addition to defining the main unconventional reservoir types, the course will distinguish between exploration and development drivers, and expose participants (through short, hands-on exercises) to other types of geoscience and engineering tools (Rock Eval, XRD, decline curves, etc.) of importance for unconventional reservoir characterization.

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Short Course
Virtual Short Course
Saturday, 24 July Sunday, 25 July 2021, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

This 16 hour course is based on the successful 2019 SEG book “Understanding Signals: Basic waveform analysis from a geophysical perspective”. It is designed for students as well as professionals who work with and support geophysicists and presents a simple and informal discussion of the fundamental concepts which underlie the quantitative part of geophysical analysis and interpretation.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Short Course
Virtual Short Course
Thursday, 29 July Friday, 30 July 2021, 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

This class provides insights into fracture mechanics and the origins of fractures, and uses those concepts in a very applied sense to instill an understanding of natural fractures and their potential effects on permeability and fluid flow. This has direct applications to the petroleum, geothermal, CO₂ sequestration and environmental industries.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Short Course
Virtual Short Course
Thursday, 29 July Friday, 30 July 2021, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Gas-based EOR in tight unconventionals is a growing application to tap the vast unproduced oil and condensate resources in liquid-rich shale basins. The course will discuss the Huff-n-Puff gas EOR process specifically, but will also address relevant fundamentals of displacement-based gas EOR methods (miscibility, vaporization, and displacement) in tight unconventionals.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Short Course
Virtual Short Course
Thursday, 29 July Friday, 30 July 2021, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Short Course
Virtual Short Course
Thursday, 29 July 2021, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

In Canada, methane regulations are in effect as of January 1, 2020. Capital and resource investment is required over the coming 12-18 months to ensure planning and compliance activities are properly executed. This session will provide insight into the solutions and prospective costs associated with pre-compliance planning and compliance activities.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Webinar
Virtual Webinar
Thursday, 26 August 2021, 8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Join industry leaders for an interactive discussion about best practices for energy more sustainable in all phases of the energy life cycle: from exploration and development, to production and transport, to use, re-use and disposal. Panelists will share their companies’ strategies for reducing their carbon footprint, helping their host countries achieve energy independence and improving lives of communities where they live and work.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Short Course
Virtual Short Course
Tuesday, 7 September Friday, 10 September 2021, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

This course examines the evolution of concepts in deep water models, providing the participants with the knowledge and tools to describe and predict deep water reservoirs from exploration through production scales.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Short Course
Virtual Short Course
Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Implementing the growth mindset can change everything. Understand how the brain is wired, how our mindset is developed over time, and how to change it. Learn the basics of brain mechanics, how to overcome obstacles, and rewire biases. Discussion will include the mechanics of thought and behavior. We will take time to mindfully create a new mindset to drive new behaviors, responses, and results. Stretch yourself and watch new opportunities unfold in front of you. The course is based on empirical evidence from neuroscientists in the science of possibility.

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Short Course
Virtual Short Course
Monday, 13 September 2021, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

This course provides a 40-year paleogeographic synthesis of the Caribbean, northern South America (Colombia to Suriname), southern Mexico, Central America, and the Antilles, highlighting principles, opportunities and risks used to construct a regional hydrocarbon exploration framework.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Workshop
Virtual Workshop
Tuesday, 14 September Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

The Caribbean Technical Symposium and E&P Summit: Recent Activity and Exploration Opportunities includes a technical symposium featuring regional geology and hydrocarbon potential on September 14 and an E&P Summit featuring panel discussions with industry executives on September 15.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Workshop
Virtual Workshop
Tuesday, 23 November Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

High CO2 fields and marginal fields (due to high levels of contaminants) are some of the challenges that are prevalent in the Asia Pacific petroleum industry. Join AAPG Asia Pacific for a 2-day workshop focused on best practices, risk-based planning and the role geoscientists and engineers will play in these changing times.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Workshop
Virtual Workshop
Sunday, 28 November – Thursday, 2 December 2021, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Join us for the 3rd Edition of AAPG/EAGE Hydrocarbon Seals of the Middle East on 28 November to 2 December for this virtual workshop, Muscat, Oman time zone.

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On-Demand Virtual Short Courses

Online Certificate Course
Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Online certificate course which provides an overview of petroleum geology, from exploration to development.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Online Certificate Course
Thursday, 1 January 2015, 12:00 a.m.–1:00 a.m.

Online certification course which provides an overview of the petrography of siliciclastic rocks, including sandstones, siltstones, shales, and associated rocks (including mudrocks).

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Online Certificate Course
Tuesday, 1 January 2013, 12:00 a.m.–1:00 a.m.

Geothermal Energy Basics is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for geothermal energy.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Online Certificate Course
Tuesday, 1 January 2013, 12:00 a.m.–1:00 a.m.

Wind Energy Basics is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for wind energy.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Online Certificate Course
Tuesday, 1 January 2013, 12:00 a.m.–1:00 a.m.

Solar Energy Basics is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for solar energy.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Online Certificate Course
Tuesday, 1 January 2013, 12:00 a.m.–1:00 a.m.

Biomass Energy Basics is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for biopower and biofuel.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Online Certificate Course
Tuesday, 1 January 2013, 12:00 a.m.–1:00 a.m.

Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources is an online course that enables participants to review, analyze, and evaluate opportunities in the rapidly expanding market for renewable energy.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Online Certificate Course
Tuesday, 1 January 2013, 12:00 a.m.–1:00 a.m.

You may sign up for these 5 courses as a package at any time, and the courses will begin the first day of the upcoming month.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Online Certificate Course
Tuesday, 1 January 2013, 12:00 a.m.–1:00 a.m.

There are approximately 1,000 oil and gas fields in the world that have been classified as 'giant,' containing more than 500 million barrels of recoverable oil and /or 3 trillion cubic feet of gas.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Online Certificate Course
Tuesday, 1 January 2013, 12:00 a.m.–1:00 a.m.

This course introduces the learner to the fundamentals of shale gas, including current theories that explain its origin, and how to determine which reservoirs are commercially viable.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

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