American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Historical Highlights

When one of us joined Royal Dutch Shell in 1980, seven out of 27 young professionals in the basic training course were Swiss – a remarkable number of students from a tiny country that does not produce oil or gas. The term “Swiss mafia” was coined by our Dutch colleagues, and it wasn’t meant in a complimentary sense.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer President’s Column

This has been a difficult year for all of the scientific associations with whom we closely work. AAPG has, like them, made a difficult choice to further reduce our staff size, for the second time this fiscal year, and once again great folks who have been with us for many years are now looking for new employment.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Energy Policy Blog

While the industry and public have been focused on unconventional onshore production, offshore oil production has been steadily growing. Many offshore projects reflect long-term financial commitments made before the oil price collapse. They will continue to come online for at least the next couple of years.The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports eight GOM field startups in 2014 and expects eight more in 2015 and five in 2016. Global offshore production is also growing. The International Energy Agency (IEA) projects that the offshore could deliver 20 percent of global oil production by 2017.

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Director’s Corner

Everywhere I go and in every conversation I have with AAPG members, sooner or later – and it’s usually sooner– I’m asked what I’m hearing about the duration of this low price cycle. We’ve all heard the old saying that prediction is difficult, especially of the future.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Collaborative relationships between the petroleum industry and academia have been steadily improving in the Middle East over the years, but there is still much room for improvement, according to a moderator at a panel examining the issue at the upcoming GEO 2016 conference.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Owing to the U.S. shale boom, interest and activity in unconventional E&P has spread internationally. Perhaps the most unexpected locale for these types of plays is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Emphasis Article

Every major producer in the Middle East will be represented at AAPG’s upcoming GEO 2016 conference in Bahrain next month.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Emphasis Article

For the oil industry, the most worrisome news coming out of the Middle East doesn’t involve geopolitics. It’s well known by now that Iran wants to increase production by at least 500,000 barrels of oil per day as the lifting of international sanctions allows it to resume crude exports. But Iran isn’t alone.

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Europe Blog

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Office Contacts

Abeer Al Zubaidi AAPG Middle East Office Director +971 4 372 4201