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The Distinguished Lecturer (DL) program is now available online. This is a unique opportunity to engage and benefit from a hand-picked group of outstanding speakers covering a wide array of topics from your desktop or mobile device. Check out the two lecturers below that are most relevant to our Middle East Region.

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It was announced that King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) team has won the 11th ME Region Imperial Barrel Award Competition – congratulations to the whole team and faculty advisor! We would also like to recognize Sultan Qaboos University and Lebanese University who were awarded 2nd and 3rd place. Well done teams!

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We wish to inform you that the GEO 2020 conference and exhibition, previously scheduled for 16-19 March, has been postponed until the 14-17 September 2020.

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AAPG’s Rift Basin Evolution and Exploration: The Global State of the Art and Applicability to the Middle East and Neighboring Regions GTW took place from 3-5 February 2020 at the InterContinental Regency Hotel in Bahrain. We welcomed 52 attendees from 19 different companies and 7 different countries.

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After two successful editions, the AAPG Carbonate Reservoirs of the Middle East GTW came back the region for a third round. The event took place from 28-29 January 2020 at the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa. The workshop attracted 94 attendees from 30 different companies and 10 different countries.

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The second edition of AAPG’s Structural Styles of the Middle East GTW took place from 9-11 December 2019 at the Sundus Rotana Hotel in Muscat, Oman. The workshop attracted 87 attendees from 23 different companies and 11 different countries.

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For the first time in its history, AAPG has hosted a Geosciences Technology Workshop (GTW) in Saudi Arabia. The Integrated Emerging Exploration Concepts workshop took place on 2-4 December 2019 at the Kempinski Al Othman Hotel in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. For the occasion, we received 47 attendees from 14 different companies and 9 different countries.

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For the first time in the Middle East region, AAPG is hosting a Geosciences Technology Workshop (GTW) dedicated to the Shuaiba Formation. This exciting and innovative event will take place at the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa on 6–7 April 2020 and will feature a compelling lineup of technical speakers and poster presenters.

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On 28 October, the geoscience community gathered to initiate an inspiring third edition of the Siliciclastic Reservoirs of the Middle East workshop. The event was, once again, a great success, and we hope all those who participated enjoyed it as much as we did.

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The AAPG Low Resistivity Pay GTW took place from 7-8 October 2019 at the Sundus Rotana Hotel, Muscat, Oman. The workshop attracted 76 attendees from 20 different companies and 9 different countries.

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