Explorer Historical Highlights

Since the ‘40s, the stated objective of the Venezuelan government was to use oil revenues to diversify the economy and reduce poverty. The opposite occurred, which set the stage for the so-called “Bolivarian Revolution” in the late 1990s, the principal achievement of which was to reduce income disparities by making everyone equally poor. In contrast, a rather unique socioeconomic development emerged within the oil industry itself during the 1980s.

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Explorer Director’s Corner

The sun shone on London in mid-October as AAPG continued its centennial celebration with our final major event of the year at the 2017 International Conference and Exhibition (ICE). And that shining sun was a harbinger of a great conference, as more than 2,000 attendees from across the globe gathered to teach and learn about the science, the industry trends, and catch a glimpse of the future of the next 100 years of oil and natural gas exploration.

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Explorer Article

If the recent evidence of an uptick in acquisitions and divestiture activities continues, the next APPEX Global event in London should coincide with many new international prospects in the first quarter of 2018.

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Latin America Blog

This first-ever AAPG event in Guyana will be held at the Guyana Marriott Georgetown on 6-8 November 2017. Discounted hotel rooms are available on the event website. Space is limited, so book now!

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Latin America Blog

Interested in learning about one of the world's most exciting deepwater hot spots? Register now for the first-ever GTW in Guyana!

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Explorer Division Column DPA

With more than 18 percent of the membership based in and around Houston, if we haven’t been directly impacted by the storms ourselves, many of us have friends and colleagues who have been.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

When Hurricane Harvey brought disastrous flooding to the U.S. Gulf Coast, it threatened more than Houston residential neighborhoods. A significant part of the nation’s energy infrastructure is located inland from the Gulf of Mexico, and a network of production platforms and offshore pipelines stretches eastward from there to Louisiana and beyond.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

The energy industry has an important role to play in raising the quality of life of the more than one billion people in the world who suffer under energy poverty.

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Explorer Article

AAPG President Charles Sternbach likes to quote the late Marlan Downey, a past AAPG president, about the secrets to a successful career in the profession. “Go where the energy is.” And in London, during the Discovering Thinking seminar at this year’s ICE, Sternbach, along with others, will revisit the world’s most petroliferous basins with new technology.

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Canada Blog

Charles Sternbach’s keynote address to the CSPG and AAPG Canada Region’s monthly luncheon this week was 'The Permian Basin (Prototype Super Basins) and Other Super Basins: Discovery Thinking, Innovation and Lessons'. It was a terrific talk, presented to a great gathering.

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Hey you Unconventional Resources Team Rock Stars! We’re proud to announce the profits from Carson Beyer's new song, 'The Rocks' -- inspired by all of you -- will be donated to Oilfield Helping Hands. We stand with OHH and Carson proudly and want to do our part in offering a helping hand to all who have been affected. If you would like to make a donation, go to https://lnkd.in/dB53uvy . 

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wwwUpdate Blog

Courtesy of AAPG and AAPG Datapages, two Discovery Series data sets have been donated free of charge for use as online teaching materials. Discovery Series 10 – Sandstone Petrology: A Tutorial Petrographic Image Atlas 2nd Edition and Discovery Series 15 – Carbonate Petrology: Interactive Petrography Tutorial, both authored by Kitty Milliken, have been posted online for easy accessibility.

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The AAPG Mobile app will let you easily connect with friends and colleagues and access all of your AAPG membership benefits right through your mobile device. Available for download for both iOS and Android devices!

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AAPG publications are widely read by geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers. Are they your target audience? Then take advantage of the many advertising opportunities available in AAPG’s news and journal magazines.

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Headquarters Contacts

Diane Keim
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