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Geologists, engineers, geophysicists and entrepreneurs are invited to the Mid-Continent Playmakers Forum on May 11 in Oklahoma City at the headquarters of the Oklahoma Geological Society.

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After the massive discovery offshore Alaska’s North Slope last year, recent recommendations by the National Petroleum Council, among other developments, the Arctic Circle is becoming a hotspot for offshore exploration.

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The Next 100 Years: Oil and gas E&P will always require an enormous amount of capital expenditure, but two big shifts will are coming that will affect investment patterns in a big way.

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Interested in finding solid science and effective strategies to survive and thrive in the current industry downturn? Join geologists, geophysicists, engineers, managers and business development professionals interested in learning how to leverage innovation and maximize resources during challenging economic times.

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The Geothermal Cross Over Technology Workshop will be held April 25-26 in Durham, United Kingdom.

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For anyone interested in the methods of observing and quantifying the pore systems that control hydrocarbon and flow in unconventional reservoirs, AAPG’s new volume is what you’ve been waiting for. AAPG recently released Memoir 112: “Imaging Unconventional Reservoir Pore Systems.”

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Fasken Oil and Drilling Info have a data set encompassing hundreds of square miles and thousands of wells, and they’re willing to share.

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The Permian Basin has been known for black gold and clear methane for almost 100 years. Today, it’s just as closely associated with little green pieces of paper. Those dollars are flowing into the area as fast as oil and gas are flowing out. Companies and investors dropped almost $30 billion into Permian deals last year.

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The “shale revolution” that occurred after the advent of universal implementation of horizontal drilling and massive, multi-stage hydraulic fracturing, was dramatically impacted by the collapse of oil and gas prices.

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In 1965, G.T. Philippi, a Shell geochemist, made the novel proposal that petroleum was generated from organic matter in sediments that had been buried deeply enough to be exposed to warmer earth temperatures, converting the organic matter, with heat and time, to petroleum.

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What’s trending in exploration geophysics these days, in eight words: Machine learning, artificial intelligence, data, data, data and data. Those concepts fit together into one reality. As the oil and gas industry acquires larger and larger masses of geophysical data, it leans even harder on machine learning and AI to sort it all out.

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Fate is defined by the American College Dictionary as, “fortune, destiny.” However, in life sometimes the outcome of fate is not so desirable, nor is it predetermined. This is the tale of two situations in which fate played a role in the early oil industry in the United States. The first instance had two fateful moments with very good outcomes, but the second led to some tragically unintended consequences.

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The latest AAPG Geoscience Technology Workshop, “Mixed Systems on Continental Margins,” focused on turbidite, contourite and mass-transport deposits and was held recently in Lisbon, Portugal. More than 75 participants from six continents from the energy industry, academic institutions and government agencies discussed the recent achievements and uncertainties of global deepwater sedimentary systems. Highlights included a geological field trip, deep technical contributions by the presenters, a networking dinner at the local legend Trindade and a geohistory tour of the Alfama, Baixa, Chiado and Mouraria districts of downtown Lisbon.

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Oklahoma State University’s Professional Science Master’s in Geoscience program is on the way to graduating its first cohort next year. The program, with the goal of creating “scientists to run tomorrow’s business,” was developed with input from professionals and partnerships with professional societies including AAPG and Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and targets working geoscience professionals.

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In 2024, one of AAPG’s most iconic programs will take an important step into the new energy landscape. The Imperial Barrel Award is a leading global educational subsurface basin analysis program for graduate geoscience students to experience the work of a team evaluating sustainable resource potential using geological and geophysical data within a simulated corporate environment.

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Claudia J. Hackbarth, a Houston-based geologist who has held a variety of management and leadership positions for the Royal Dutch Shell Group, assumed the presidency of AAPG on July 1.

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