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News and announcements from the Bogota office of the AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region, brought to you by Emily Smith Llinás and friends.

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The first international book published on the petroleum geology and hydrocarbon potential of the Colombian Caribbean Margin is now available for purchase in the AAPG Store.

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Presented by two of the world’s largest professional societies, ICE Cancun offers a platform of unmatched exposure for the geosciences community and for you, your company and/or your institutions ideas, innovations and breakthroughs.

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Looking for hassle free, cost-effective ways to keep your employees and your company competitive during the industry downturn? AAPG can provide you with customized in-house courses offered at reasonable rates.

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Raquel Gewehr de Mello writes about how three AAPG Student Chapters from three cities partnered together to learn about how how companies participate in national petroleum agency bid rounds.

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Amrit Cooblal was one of 24 students representing 20 universities at the AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region Student Chapter Leadership Summit (SCLS) held in Bucaramanga, Colombia on 4-6 September 2015.  He shares his experiences and provides an excellent summary of the SCLS in the following report.

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Core description and preservation, petrophysics and petrology were just some of the topics students from the University of the West Indies – St. Augustine campus covered during a Core Workshop, organized by Centrica Energy at Weatherford Labs in Trinidad on 8 September 2015.

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Share your knowledge and learn from others at this multidisciplinary workshop to be held in Lima, Peru on 15-16 October 2015. Presentation proposals are due 30 August 2015. 

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University of the West Indies – St. Augustine Student Chapter leaders report on a wellsite visit led by Xavier Moonan, Centrica Energy Senior Geologist who currently serves as the  AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region Treasurer and Immediate Past President of the Geological Society of Trinidad & Tobago. 

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The field trip, led by AAPG Delegate Germán Bayona, helped 16 students learn about depositional environments and their role in hydrocarbon exploration. 

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The YP Colombia Chapter’s Technical Session addressed both current industry trends and the challenging employment situation of young professional geoscientists. Topics covered included offshore exploration, a profile of geoscientists in the energy industry, exploration risk assessment methodologies, geochemistry and geochronology and petroleum systems modeling.

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Emily Smith Llinas
Emily Llinas Manager, AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region +571.551.1182 (Colombia) +1.281.886.8525 (USA) +57.310.305.7937 (cell)
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Diana Ruiz Vasquez Latin America & Caribbean Region Events Coordinator, AAPG (301) 547-8724