Latin America and Caribbean Region Report – June 2020

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

GTW Colombia planning meeting

Promote geoscience and technology
Virtual Research Symposia Series
  • In an effort to stay active and to generate some income for the AAPG Latin America and Caribbean Region in the second half of 2020, the leadership developed a series of Virtual Research Symposia highlighting the geology of some of the region’s most prolific basins
  • Symposiums are technical events targeted to researchers and professionals working both in industry and academia
  • Symposia will be held via Zoom Enterprise Webinar
  • The format includes four technical sessions with five presentations each, 2-4 keynotes from highly renowned speakers, and two panel discussions with experts in the field
  • Each symposium lasts two full days, with four technical sessions and a panel discussion held at the end of each day
  • The registration fee will be $ 50 for professionals and $ 25 for students, prices that can be paid by displaced workers and employees who are unable to receive company support for their participation
  • All symposia will be recorded and made available for purchase on-demand following the symposia
  • Symposia scheduled:
    • Southwest Caribbean Basins (Colombia, Panama, Venezuela), July
    • Andean Foothills Basins (Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile), August
    • Southeast Caribbean and Guiana Basins (Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Guyana and Suriname) –September
    • Mexican Basins, October
    • Pacific Offshore Basins (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile), November
    • South Atlantic Basin (Argentina, Brazil, Chile), December
Southwest Caribbean Basins Virtual Research Symposium: Recent Studies and Advances in Understanding the Geology of Colombia, Panama and Venezuela
  • 22-23 July 2020
  • Session Themes: Tectonic Setting, Basin Analysis, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Geophysical Methods
  • Supporting organizations – Colombian Association of Petroleum Geologists (ACGGP) and Geophysicists, Colombian Geological Society (SCG)
  • Sponsored by ANH Colombia
  • Program Announced; actively promoting registration
Andean Basins: Advances in the Geological Understanding of Fold and Thrust Belts of the Andes
  • 20-21 August 2020
  • Session Themes: Structural Geology and Tectonics, Basin Analysis and Petroleum Systems, Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Formation Evaluation, Geophysical Methods and Interpretations
  • Supporting organizations – Argentine Geological Association (AGA), Geological Society of Peru (SGP)
  • Launched Call for Abstracts, which closes July 20
Southeastern Caribbean and Guiana Basins: Recent Studies and Advances in Understanding the Geology of Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Guyana and Suriname
  • 24-25 September 2020
  • Session Themes: Tectonic Setting, Basin Analysis, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Geophysical Methods
  • Formed organizing committee. Preparing call for abstracts and identifying conveners and keynote speakers
Energy Opportunities
  • Regional Conferences and virtual experiences designed to provide executives and decisionmakers in all energy sectors the opportunity to connect with the tools, information and people sharping the world’s energy Future
Virtual Executive Forums*- panel discussions with Q&A and participant roundtables in breakout rooms held after each session. Held the last Thursday of each month starting June 25
  • New Roadmaps for Unconventional Resources: Moving Forward in an Uncertain Energy Market – 25 June
    • Panelists: Scott Neal, Director of Shale and Tight Shale Assets, Chevron; Allen Gilmer, Founder and Advisor, Enverus; Ursula Hammes, President, Hammes
    • Moderator: Luis Baez, International Unconventionals Manager, Shell
    • 454 individuals from 271 organizations in 44 countries registered for the forum. 234 people connected to the session live
    • Roundtable Discussions:
      • Role of Unconventional Resources in the Global Market, 55 registered, 24 connected live
      • Transferring Unconventional Resources Technology and Workflows from North America to International Tight and Complex Reservoirs, 48 registered, 23 connected live
      • Applying Unconventional Resources Expertise and Technology to Other Industries, 33 registered, 14 connected live
  • COVID’s Effect on the Energy Sector: from Crisis to Transformation  – 30 July
    • 08:000 Houston, 14:00 London, 21:00 Singapore
    • Moderator: Julie Mayo, Head of US Oil and Gas, Norton Rose Fulbright
    • Roundtable Discussions:
      • The Impact of COVID-19 on the Energy Transition
      • Role of Innovation in the COVID and Post-COVID Era
      • Changes in Legal and Commercial Strategies Post-COVID
  • Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage – Making the Case for Green Oil – 27 August 2020
  • ESG and Sustainable Development: What’s the Difference and Why Do They Matter? – 30 September 2020
  • Net Zero by 2050 – Where Do We Stand Now? – 29 October 2020
Virtual Country Showcases - highlighting licensing rounds, open acreage and hydrocarbon potential in featured countries. Held the second Thursday of each month starting in September

Upcoming Showcases:

  • Peru (Perupetro) – 10 September 2020
  • Namibia (NAMCOR) – 8 October 2020
  • Morocco (ONHYM) – 12 November 2020
  • Greenland (Ministry of Industry, Energy and Research) – 10 December 2020
  • South Africa (Petroleum Agency) – 11 February 2021
  • United Kingdom (UK Oil & Gas Authority) – 11 March 2021
Latin America and Caribbean Energy Opportunities Conference
  • Conference originally set to take place in Mexico City on 23-24 September 2020 postponed to 29-30 September 2021
  • Conference Sessions:
      • The Energy Mix: Illuminating the Region’s Future
      • Recent Experiences in Offshore Exploration Campaigns
      • Investment Outlook and Legal Framework for Energy Projects
      • Connecting Industry, Government and Regulators
      • Disruptive Technologies and their Impact on the Energy Sector
      • Technical, Financial and Social Aspects of Sustainable Development
      • Reducing Risk and Optimizing Costs in the New Energy Era
    GTW Colombia 2021: Exploration and Development in Southern Caribbean Basins
    • Event originally set for March 2020 rescheduled to 17-18 March 2021
    • Considering options for both in-person and virtual participation; committee to make a decision at the beginning of 2021
    • Confirmed sponsorships from Shell, Noble Energy, TGS and Petrobras Colombia
    • Session Themes:
      • Tectonic Setting and Petroleum Systems
      • Recent Discoveries and New Plays
      • Enhanced Imaging and AVO/DHI
      • Seismic Acquisition, Risk Reduction and Drilling Optimization
      • Special Session: Government Strategies to Support Colombia’s Energy Sector
    Latin America Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC)
    • In-person conference set to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2020 postponed to 10-12 November 2021
    • Committee planning to hold Latam URTeC Online on the original dates, 16-18 November 2020
    • Online event to include three 3-hour sessions, with two hours for technical presentations and one hour for a panel discussion with experts as well as additional content provided on-demand following the conference
    • Call for abstracts closed 11 June; theme chairs conducting review and scoring process
    • Individuals who submitted abstracts will be asked if they are interested in having their presentation considered for the online program in 2020 and/or the in-person program in 2021
    Virtual Activities
    #ThursdayThoughts
    • Initiative developed to connect LACR leadership with members, students and professionals, so they can get to get to know their leaders and hear their vision for the energy industry, for AAPG and for the region
    • Thursday Thoughts sessions will take place every 1-2 months, depending on availability of leadership members and other activities planned in the region
    • Each 60-minute session includes a moderated interview about specific topics of interest of the speaker and questions of participants connected via Zoom webinar. 
    June
    • 11 June – Session with Xavier Moonan, AAPG LACR Vice President, sharing strategies for sharpening technical skills and staying connected during times of transition. 30 people from 12 countries attended.
    AAPG Venezuela Conference 2020
    • Event developed and planned by the Venezuelan YP and student chapters (ULA, UCV, USB, UDO) to bring together all the chapters in the country in a virtual setting open to all the region.
    • The conference was held from 15 to 29 June and included a series of talks reaching hundreds participants from different countries.
    Conference Program
    • 15 June –  Talk “Digital skills transformation: AI, Machine Learning” by Francia Galeaa
    • 16 June – Talk “Geologist's Social DNA” by Flover Rodriguez; and “Alternatives on the professional path and barrel prices” by Jezica Villegas
    • 17 June – Talk “Professional improvement: job interview techniques and preparation of the curriculum summary” by Carelia Rojas
    • 18 June –  Talk “Turbidite reservoir prediction in the structural high of Patao, Carupano basin, Offshore” by Andres Laya; and “Competencies in the selection process” by Zulma Mendez
    • 19 June – Talk “Well geophysics techniques for naturally fractured reservoirs” by Sergio Rodriguez
    • 20-21 June – Course “Structural in fold and thrust belts” by Ana Maria Goncalves
    • 22 June – Talks “Geothermobarometry with emphasis on the color alteration index of the conodonts (Cai) and application in the hydrocarbon reservoir” by Rafel Rosales; and “Contribution of seismology to calculate seismic hazard to mitigate seismic risk” by Michael Schmitz
    • 23 June – Talk “Depth migration, foundations and applications in seismic characterization of reservoirs” by Jhonny Calderon
    • 24 June – Talks “Digital strategy for job search” by Ivan Urrutia, 66 people attended; and “Importance of sedimentological and stratigraphic models in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons” by Rafael Falcon
    • 25 June – Talk “Working as a team: the factory of ideas” by Juan Francisco Arminio.
    • 26 June – Talks “Evaluation of bedrock and high resolution stratigraphy in the La Luna-Formation Venezuela as an unconventional deposit” by Andreina Liborius; and “Peru's oil systems and evidence confirming its exploratory potential” by Carlos Bianchi Ramirez, 61 people attended
    • 27-28 June – Talk “Introduction to seismic wells and new applications with optical fiber” by Sergio Rodriguez, 59 people attended.
    • 29 June – Talks “What does today’s geoscientist know about the energy of the future?” by Elvira Pureza Gomez, 52 people attended; and “Disaster risk management and energy projects” by Carolina Garcia
    Advance the science of geology
    Visiting Geoscientist Program (VGP)
    • Region continued its #TuesdayTalks Virtual VG Visits series and encouraged VGs to make other virtual visits as requested
    • 2 June – Vitor Abreu delivered the talk “Sequence Stratigraphy: Past, Present and Future” for Brazilian chapters. 153 people attended online
    Tuesday Talks – June
    • 2 June – Xavier Moonan delivered the talk “Unravelling the Aftermath at Los Iros” via Zoom. 64 people from 14 countries attended.
    • 9 June – Susan Morrice delivered the talk “Bringing your own Energy to the Energy Business: First Discovery of Oil in Belize is the empowerment of the people of Belize” via Zoom. 65 people form 18 countries attended.
    • 16 June – Gretchen Gillis delivered the talk “Writing Effective Abstracts for Conferences” via Zoom. 112 people from 27 countries attended.
    • 23 June – Mauricio Guizada delivered the talk “Exploration Geology and Geophysics in the Andes, Concepts and Challenges - Exploration in the Central Andes” via Zoom. 83 people from 19 countries attended.
    • 30 June – Juan Pablo Lovecchio delivered the talk “Rifting: How Breaking Continents Can Create Exploration Opportunities” via Zoom, in English and Spanish. A combined total 164 people from 27 countries attended the sessions.
    Earth Science Week
    • 7-10 June – Virtual Academic week organized by the Geology department of the Patagonia National University located in Comodoro, Chubut Province, Argentina. Mateo Goyberg, YP Argentina chapter member, gave an online talk entitled “Tests on Rock Samples: From the field to the lab. Example of a workflow on Unconventional Cores”. 25 students attended.
    Student/Young Professional Sustainable Development in Energy Projects Contest
    • AAPG LACR and sponsors evaluated the proposals received for the contest highlighting energy projects promoting sustainable development with social, environmental and economic impacts
    • Sponsors: ACGGP, NEOIL Exploration, Rock Whisperer LLC
    • On June 23, AAPG LACR held an Awards Ceremony via Zoom to highlight and share the projects with region members and sponsors and to encourage students and young professionals to get involved with sustainable development initiatives. 53 people from 30 countries attended.
    • Contest winners will receive cash to fund their projects as well as support with different stages of project development.
      • First place: $2,000 – Project: “Friendly Energy: a Step Toward Sustainable Development and Ethno-education” by students from Universidad de Pamplona, Cúcuta, Colombia
      • Second place: $1,000 – Project: “Geo-routes in Putumayo (Colombia), Oil & Gas Influential Zone” by students and recent graduates from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia
      • Third place: $500 – Project: “Production of Renewable Energy and Syngas from Organic Waste, Trading of Resin and Biocarbon” by recent graduates from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
    Serve AAPG members throughout the Region
    Region website & social media as of 3 July 2020
    • Facebook page has 2632 followers (increased 5.2%)
    • Twitter account has 915 followers (increased 4.9%)
    • LinkedIn account has 2580 followers (increased 8.4%)
    Develop the next generation of geoscientists
    Imperial Barrel Award (IBA)*
    • IBA LACR sponsors: Chevron ($5000-confirmed), Shell ($10,000-estimated, not confirmed), Schlumberger (Petrel licenses for Brazil teams)
    • Virtual round competition included 30 teams from nine countries held on March 6
    • Region Semifinals held virtually on May 22
    • Region Semifinal winner (UIS) competed in the Global Finals, held virtually on 5-6 June; the team received an Honorable Mention
    2020 Student-Young Professional Leadership Summit*
    • Postponed to the first semester of 2021 to see if in-person participation is possible at that time
    • Summit to be held in Bogotá, Colombia and/or virtually; committee will continue evaluating COVID pandemic and its impact on travel and meetings
    • Confirmed sponsorships from Chevron ($5000)
    • Currently developing program, reviewing event venues and developing strategies for in-person and virtual participation
    Ready to Work (RTW) Program
    • Committees working in Argentina, Mexico, Suriname, Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago developed programs for recent graduates being trained to work in the energy industry
    • RTW committees originally planned to complete all activities by the end of AAPG’s FY 2020 fiscal year (30 June) but were unable to do so because of COVID
    • The AAPG LACR is providing support to the countries interested in conducting virtual programs
    • The Colombian Association of Petroleum Geologists and Geophysicists (ACGGP) donated the use of a Zoom Pro license for countries to use to conduct RTW activities virtually
    Student Chapters

    Special items

    • 2020 AAPG “Outstanding Awards” International Winners
      • Best Small Student Chapter: Unversidade Federal de Sergipe (UFS), Brazil
      • Best New Student Chapter: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil
    • L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grants Recipients
      • Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), Venezuela
      • University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil
      • Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM), Peru

    June activities

    • 1 June – UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, organized the webinar “Petroleum Geology: Cretaceous Biostratigraphy in the Basins of Northeastern Brazil” by Gerson Fauth from UNISINOS. 540 people attended. 
    • 1 June – UANL, Linares, Mexico, held the webinars “Review of the Geology of Northeastern Mexico” by PhD. Juan Alonso Ramírez Fernández; “The Fold and Thrust Belts of the Sevier and Laramide Orogenies in Northern Mexico” by PhD. Gabriel Chávez Cabello and “Origin and Magmatic Evolution of the Alcaline Complex Sierra de San Carlos, Tamaulipas” by PhD student Víctor Alejandro Leal Cuellar; as a part of “Quarantine with Geosciences” program which was streamed via Fcebook Live, Cisco WebEx and YouTube”. 636 people reached.
    • 1-7 June – Mexico student and YP chapters participated in the organization of “Quarantine with Geosciences – Mexico Edition” program with the Colombian Association of Petroleum Geologists. More than 3005 students, professionals and young professionals attended.
    • 2 June – UFRN, Natal, Brazil, organized the online lecture "Petrochronology: a revolution in how we understand geological processes" by PhD Rafael Motta, professor from Department of Geology of UFRN. 1085 viewers.
    • 3 June – UNIPAMPA, Caçapava do Sul, Brazil, held the lecture "Stratigraphic analysis in the context of the Revolution of Virtual Geosciences" by Ph.D. Felipe Guadagnin, Federal University of Pampa. 8 students and 1 professional participated. The lecture was shared on the chapter’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ih7KyaCwZk) with 407 views.
    • 4 June - UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil, held the online lecture "Stratigraphic records of the Neoarchean/Paleoproterozoic: Initial sedimentation stages of the Minas Basin, MG", presented by MSc. Mariana Madeira (UFPR). Activity part of the "GeoTogether" initiative. Viewers information failed to be obtained.
    • 4 June – UFRRJ, Seropédica, Brazil, held the activity ‘’Application of geophysical methods in the Antarctic continent’’ by Saulo Siqueira Martins. 115 people attended. The numbers of reached viewers are not available.
    • 4 June – UIS, Bucaramanga, Colombia, held the technical talk “Diagenesis and Sequence Stratigraphy” by Diana K. Salarazar. 13 students and 1 professionals attended.
    • 5 June – UFRN, Natal, Brazil, held the online lecture “Araçuaí - West Congo Orogen: subduction-related or intracratonic” lead by PhD Haakon Fossen from University of Bergen and Phd Carolina Cavalcante from University of Pará. 1,924 viewers.
    • 5 June – UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, organized the online activity “Let her speak” with Fernanda Campos from IFP. Activity sponsored by Equinor. 62 people attended.
    • 8 June – UFRRJ, Seropédica, Brazil, held the activity ‘’ Deformation of Pre-Neoproterozoic (inliers) Basement in the Pan-Africans-Brasilianos orogens’’ by Renata Schmitt. 128 people attended, and the live broadcast reached 1,634 viewers.
    • 8 June – UFRRJ, Seropédica, Brazil, held the activity ‘’Studying meteorites: the modern classification, the rescue of the collection from Museu Nacional – UFRJ, planetary differentiation process of solar system and contributions to oil and gas industry’’ by Filipe Abreu de Oliveira. 105 people attended, and the live broadcast reached 831 viewers.
    • 8 June -  UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil, held the online technical talk "Geological register of Aeolian Systems" by Claiton Scherer from UFRGS. 67 people attended. 
    • 9 June – UFRN, Natal, Brazil, held the online lecture “The current situation of geologists in the oil industry and during the energy transition” by Ms. Guilherme Arruda, from Repson Sinopec. 262 viewers.
    • 9 June – UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil, held the online lecture "Inferring paleoenvironments and climate based on fossil woods", presented by PhD. Robson Tadeu Bolzon, UFPR. Activity part of the "GeoTogether" initiative. 1400 views. 
    • 10 June – UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, organized the webinar “Petroleum Geology: Petroleum Engineering for Geologists and Geophysics” by Andriele Zambelli from Halliburton. 413 people attended.
    • 10 June –UFRRJ, Seropédica, Brazil, held the activity ‘’Geochemical organic: applications in oil exploration and in environmental issues’’ by Bruna Rocha Rodrigues. 110 people attended, and the live broadcast reached 1,092 viewers.
    • 10 June - UCV, Caracas, Venezuela, held the lecture "It All Comes from the Ground: Opportunities for the Subsurface Geoscientists in Geothermal, Critical Minerals, and Carbon Capture as the Energy" by PhD. Edith Newton Wilson from AAPG Energy Minerals Division and Rock Whisperer. 29 people attended.
    • 10 June – UNIPAMPA, Caçapava do Sul, Brazil, held the lecture "Stratigraphy of sequences in clastic successions, application in the exploration and production of natural resources" by Ph.D. Antônio J. C. Magalhães, University of Lisboa. 8 students and 1 professional participated. The lecture was shared on the chapter’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmtqSgbTFfw) with 415 views.
    • 11-15 June- UNMSM, Lima, Perú, held the virtual workshops "Geological Workshops Call 2020" by Student Chapter members. 12 students attended.
    • 12 June – UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, organized the online activity “Let her speak” with Milena Siqueira from Halliburton. 27 people attended.
    •  12 June – UFRN, Natal, Brazil, organized an online lecture "The role of geologists in the construction industry and the concept of risk” by Ms. Tiago Borges from Queiroz Galvão S. 231 viewers.
    • 12 June – UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil, held the online lecture "Copper mineralizations in the Curaçá Valley (BA) – geology and metallogeny", presented by PhD. Ariadne Borgo, UFPR. Activity part of the "GeoTogether" initiative. 2800 views.  
    • 13 June –UFRRJ, Seropédica, Brazil, held the activity ‘’There was a rock in midway: the adventure of a geologist from Rural on the way to Santiago de Compostela’’ by Ruben Porto Jr. 90 people attended, and the live broadcast reached 1,300 viewers.
    • 14 June – UERJ, UFRJ and UFRRJ, Brazil, organized the roundtable “AAPG Student Chapters Rio Meeting – Parana Basin” with Renata Gama, Leonardo Borghi, Alan Miranda and Arthur Corval. 374 unique viewers on AAPG UFRRJ SC Twitch account and 265 spectators on YouTube.
    • 15-20 June – Peru student and YP chapters participated in the organization of “Quarantine with Geosciences – Peru Edition” program with the Colombian Association of Petroleum Geologists and Geological Society of Peru. 9100 people reached between students and professionals.
    • 16 June – UIS Bucaramanga, Colombia, held the technical talk “Reservoir characterization: introduction to clay analysis” by Wilmar Andres de la Hoz. 27 students and 33 professionals attended. 
    • 16 June – UFRN, Natal, Brazil, held the online lecture “Introduction to well profiling” by Ms. Bruno Valle, from YP AAPG Brasil and LAGESED/UFRJ. 183 viewers.  
    • 17 June - UVS, Paramaribo, Suriname organized the talk “Machine Learning applications for oil and gas exploration and resources assessment” by Mr. Stanley R. Wharton. 15 students and 5 professionals attended.
    • 17 June – UNIPAMPA, Caçapava do Sul, Brazil, held the lecture "The Earth System in Transformation: human beings and geodiversity in an anthropocentric perspective" by Ph.D. Ricardo G. Fraga de A. Pereira, Federal University of Bahia. 8 students and 1 professional participated. The lecture was shared on the capter’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqy5DhZcnCI) with 438 views.
    • 18 June – UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil, held the online lecture "Gravitational mass flows and their products in the geological record", presented by PhD. Fernando Vesely, UFPR. Activity part of the "GeoTogether" initiative. 2200 views. 
    • 19 June – UFRN, Natal, Brazil, organized the online lecture “Impact structures: how to identify them: examples in Brazil and in the world” by PhD Joana Sanchéz from Federal University of Goiás, Brazil. 252 viewers.
    • 19 June – UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil, held the online lectures part of the "GeoTogether" initiative: "Global cooling: an inconvenient truth", presented by PhD. Almério França, PETROBRAS/UFPR, 3100 views; and “Electron backscattered diffraction: Principles and applications in geology", presented by PhD. Leonardo Lagoeiro, UFPR. 2400 views.  
    • 20 June – UNLP, La Plata Argentina, held the technical talk "Experiences at AAPG and in the current oil industry" by Dr. Octavio Palma from Y-TEC and CONICET. 25 students, 8 young professionals and 5 professionals attend.
    • 20 June – UATF, Potosi, Bolivia, organized the video conference “Speed modeling through TWT structural model” by Diego Paredes from 3D-GEO Pty LTD, via Cisco WebEx. 27 people attended.
    • 22 June – UERJ, UFRJ and UFRRJ, Brazil, organized the roundtable “AAPG Student Chapters Rio Meeting – Continental Margin” with Renata Gama, Leonardo Borghi, Sérgio Valente and Rodolfo Dino. 615 viewers on AAPG UFRRJ SC Twitch account and 375 spectators on YouTube.
    • 22 June – UVS, Paramaribo, Suriname organized the event “Virtual Crash Course: Topic 1 Introduction to Petroleum Geology” by Mrs. Sharista Kalapnat-Kisoensingh. 40 students and 10 professionals attended.
    • 23 June - IPN, Mexico City, Mexico, organized the event "QGis Basic Course". More than 20 students attended.   
    • 24 June –UFRRJ, Seropédica, Brazil, held the activity ‘’The Ridgeway: walking through the oldest trail of Great Britain. The stone circles from the South of England: Stonehenge and Avebury’’ by Rubem Porto Jr. 98 people attended, and the live broadcast reached 1,300 viewers.
    • 24 June – UNIPAMPA, Caçapava do Sul, Brazil, held the lecture "Advanced textural analysis and primary composition for the interpretation of sedimentary processes and environments in siliciclastic deposits: Study of the Pre-Salt Margin (Aptiano) of the Espírito Santo Basin" by Gustavo Kenji Lacerda Orita, UFRGS master student. 8 students and 1 professional participated. The lecture was shared on the chaper’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Fz3ZUT0Y-E) with 242 views.
    • 25 June – UIS, Bucaramanga, Colombia, held the technical talk, “Geophysical characterization of unconventional deposits” by Roderick Perez. 24 students and 57 professionals attended.
    • 26 June – UVS, Suriname, Paramaribo, Suriname organized the event “Virtual Crash Course: Topic 2 Petroleum Exploration” by Mr. Ranvir Soenessardien. 35 students and 5 professionals attended.
    • 26 June – UFRN, Natal, Brazil, held the online lecture “Natural background of Oxisols in plateau regimes on the South American surface of Serra dos Carajás” by Ms. Carlos Antônio Medeiros, ex- geochemical prospecting geologist at VALE SA, Brazil. 141 viewers. 
    • 27 June – UATF, Potosi, Bolivia, organized the virtual talk “Paleogeography of Siluro-Devonian Bivalves in the Central Andes” by Alejandra Dalenz Farjat from GEOMAP S.A. via Cisco WebEx virtual platform was used. 71 people attended.
    • 29 June – UERJ, UFRJ and UFRRJ, Brazil, organized the roundtable “AAPG Student Chapters Rio Meeting – Parnaíba Basin” with Hermínio Araújo, Francisco Martins, Jorge Figueiredo and Renê Rodrigues. 537 viewers on AAPG UERJ SC Twitch account and 302 spectators on YouTube.
    • 29 June – UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil, held the "Pre-Quali I". 11 students attended.
    • 30 June – UFRN, Natal, Brazil, organized an online lecture “Rutile: from the microscale, macro to the mega scale” by PhD Inês Pereira, postdoctoral research geologist at the University of Clermont Auvergne, France. 275 viewers.
    YP Chapters

    Argentina

    • 30 June - Election and presentation of the new executive committee. Started working on Comodoro Rivadavia's delegation, which will help to perform activities and bridge the gap between members in the capital and in regions in other parts of the country

    Bolivia

    • 3 June - Andrea López, President YP Bolivia, gave the talk “Building Gender Diversity in STEM” to UMSA Student Chapter.
    • 19 – 20 June - Diego Paredes, Industry Liaison YP Bolivia, gave the talk “Speed Model from TWT Grids” to UTO Student Chapter and UATF Student Chapter.
    • 20 June - Andrea López, President YP Bolivia, gave the talk “¿What about the Systems Tracts?” to UTO Student Chapter.
    • 21 June - Carlos Jiménez, Treasurer YP Bolivia, gave the talk “Petroleum Systems Evaluation” to UTO Student Chapter
    • 27 June – Held the activity informative meeting for new members addressing several topics as: What is AAPG? Activities YP Bolivia 2018-2020, Why to become an active member? Requirements to be elected in YP Committee 2020 – 2022.

    Brazil

    • 1 June - Helped to organize the online round table “The Exploration Phase in "Petrology and Reservoir Geology”. Participants: Frances Abbot (Shell), De Ros (UFRGS) and Ari Rosemberg (UFRGS). Host: Janaína Lobo (Consultant) and SBG (Brazilian Society of Geology). 157 people attended.

    Colombia

    20 June - Election and presentation of the new executive committee. 12 people attended.

    Mexico

    • Held the #StayHomeStayReady, series of virtual technical talks for students and young professionals:
      • 18 June - In collaboration with Bremen University, Germany, held “Microplastics in the seafloor controlled by ocean circulations” by Ph.D. Elda Miramontes. Reached more than 90 attendees in live streaming and 742 views.
      • 26 June - Held “The Value of Leadership in your Energy Industry Career” by Denise Cox. Reached more than 40 attendees in live streaming and 2,900 views.28 May – Presented in the AAPG LACR Young Professionals Virtual Conference. See Special Items of this report for more information.
    • 1-7 June – Mexico student and YP chapters participated in the organization of “Quarantine with Geosciences – Mexico Edition” program with the Colombian Association of Petroleum Geologists. More than 3005 students, professionals and young professionals attended.

    Peru

    • 2 June – Held the activity “Thermochronology: Implications in the Relief Evolution and Natural Resources” by Phd. Carlos Benavente. 179 participants attended.
    • 9 June – Held the activity “Methodology in Carbonate Sequences in Surface, with examples in Argentina y Peru” by Dr. Daniel G. Poiré. 133 participants attended.
    • 16 June – Held the activity “Utilization of Machine Learning Techniques to Enrich the Available Data to Seismic Interpreters” by Raisa Carvalho Silva. 127 participants attended.
    • 15-20 June – Peru student and YP chapters participated in the organization of “Quarantine with Geosciences – Peru Edition” program with the Colombian Association of Petroleum Geologists and Geological Society of Peru. 9100 people reached between students and professionals.

    Suriname

    • No activities reported in June

    Trinidad and Tobago

    • No activities reported in June

    Venezuela

    • 15-29 June – Held the AAPG Venezuela Conference 2020. See Special Items of this report for more information.

    * Funded by Chevron Africa and Latin America E&P 2020 Donation Agreement

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