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Events Blog

This is your source for learning about the opportunities, trends and people shaping AAPG's conferences and conventions. From ACE, ICE and URTeC to APPEX, GEO Convention and IPTC, AAPG’s Promotions and Sales team bring you the latest event news. You'll also hear from event committee members serving as guest bloggers.

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Our industry is changing and APPEX is adapting. For the first time in its history, APPEX Global is going fully virtual. The event will be held 1–4 March 2021, 10:00–12:00 and 14:00–16:00 (GMT).

APPEX continues to be the global prospecting and property expo that brings together upstream decision-makers with business and exploration opportunities. Investors and senior IOC managers will network with industry peers, whilst gleaning the latest updates on licensing rounds, policies, and commercial terms from senior representatives from around the world.

Don’t miss your chance to access APPEX Global online over four days and on-demand, anytime, anywhere, and from any device.

Learn! Blog

Learning is important—now more than ever. How do you equip yourself for changing times? How do you deepen and broaden your knowledge? Here is an informal place to find out what we’re doing, what we’re planning, and how we’re listening to you. Dr. Susan Nash, AAPG’s Director of Education and Professional Development, shares the new territory she’s introducing to AAPG with courses and dynamic new workshops. She is also planning more interactive, Web 2.0 offerings. So, give her your input about the best and worst of the wild and woolly world of webinars, Web-based training, and open courseware.

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Today we have a chance to explore outcrops in-depth with Jonathan Allen who shares his photos from Nova Scotia, Australia, the western U.S., and more.

wwwUpdate Blog

News, updates, and commentary from all corners of AAPG’s web world. Web Producer Bogdan Michka keeps you up to date on what’s new and exciting around AAPG.ORG and its subsites, with input from AAPG HQ staff including Datapages, GIS-UDRIL, Information Technology and more.

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The AAPG Mobile app will let you easily connect with friends and colleagues and access all of your AAPG membership benefits right through your mobile device. Available for download for both iOS and Android devices!

Student Outlook

News and discussion geared toward AAPG’s Student Chapters and their members, maintained by the AAPG Programs Team.
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Candice Pettijohn, a geologist with ConocoPhillips, and Jensen Angelloz, consulting geologist, landman and cartographer, are co-chairs of the new IBA Alumni Special Interest Group (SIG).

Foundation Update

Updates from the AAPG Foundation, brought to you by the AAPG Programs Team.

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Bradford “Brad” Burton is an associate professor in the Natural and Environmental Sciences Department at Western Colorado University (WCU) in Gunnison, Colo. He holds the Rady Chair in Petroleum Geology at WCU.

 

Energy Policy Blog

Dedicated to where the energy geosciences, public policy, politics, and business meet—both in the United States and abroad.

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The House Natural Resources Committee recently held a hearing to discuss energy development in the Mancos shale formation of the Piceance basin, which is a geographic area that spans Colorado and Utah and much of the resource is located on federal lands. The purpose of the hearing was to highlight the release of a recent U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) assessment which found that the Mancos shale has a large volume of recoverable energy resources.

EMD Blog

Stay up-to-date on EMD news, announcements and events, brought to you by the EMD leadership and AAPG HQ Staff. EMD supports technical program sessions at several of AAPG's meetings including the annual meeting, international meetings and section or region meetings.

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The China Ministry of Natural Resources reported on 27-March-2020 that several breakthroughs were made during a recent trial gas hydrate production test in the South China Sea. The tested was conducted in the Shenhu sea area at a water depth of 1,225 meters, the test produced 861,400 cubic meters of gas, with an average daily production rate of 28,700 cubic meters. The ministry's geological survey bureau, together with more than 70 entities including China National Petroleum Corporation and Peking University, launched the country's second gas hydrate production test startings on 17-February-2020 and was completed on 18-March-2020.

DEG Blog

Stay up-to-date on DEG news, announcements and events. DEG supports technical program sessions at several of AAPG's meetings including the annual meeting, international meetings and section or region meetings. Often, DEG members hear of symposia and workshops of interest to the DEG membership. These are included in this blog.

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Welcome to the December 2018 issue of DEG's Spheres of Influence, which is now available online or as a downloadable PDF file.

PSGD Blog

Stay up-to-date on PSGD news, announcements and events, brought to you by the PSGD leadership and AAPG HQ Staff.

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The AAPG Petroleum Structure and Geomechanics Division (PSGD) has announced the 2016 Best Paper Awards at the Annual Convention and Exhibition in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Congratulations to William L. Ellsworth, awarded "Best Recent Publication" for "Injection-induced earthquakes, Science, v. 341, DOI: 10.1126/science.1225942".

We thank everyone for nominating the candidates. We also thank Bob Krantz, Bob Hatcher, and Gary Couples for their diligent work on the PSGD Best Paper Committee.

Africa Region Blog

News and announcements from the Lagos office of the AAPG Africa Region, brought to you by Delia Kuye and friends.

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Under the Patronage of His Excellency Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Egypt, AAPG Africa introduces the Eastern Mediterranean Mega-Basin: New Data, New Ideas, and New Opportunities GTW.

Asia Pacific Region Blog

News and announcements from the Singapore office of the AAPG Asia Pacific Region, brought to you by Adrienne Pereira and friends.

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Register for Jon Rotzien's 4-hour Masterclass on Deepwater Depositional Systems: Processes and Products. 13-14 April 2021 (Online), 13-14 April 2021, 10.00 AM - 12.00 PM Singapore time. Find Out More

Canada Region Blog

News and announcements from the AAPG Canada Region, brought to you by AAPG Headquarters staff.

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Machine Learning is an increasingly important tool for geoscientists. This one-day workshop demonstrates the implementation of a tailored End-to-End Upstream E & P workflow solution using Machine Learning (ML). It is intended for basic to intermediate skill levels.

Europe Region Blog

News and announcements from the AAPG Europe Region, brought to you by the London Office staff.

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AAPG Europe University of Manchester Student Chapter presents AAPG Visiting Geoscientists Online Talks.

We are delighted to launch the “AAPG Visiting Geoscientists Online Talks” run by the University of Manchester Student Chapter – now open to all Student chapters around Europe and further afield. The talks are varied and cover everything from Mapping river bar deposits to CO2 risk in the exploration.

Join us for our premier presentation "Mapping River Bar Deposits to Reconstruct Paleo-Channel Dynamics in Alluvial Basins" presented by Professor Elizabeth Hajek.

Webinar will be presented via Zoom on Thursday 22 October, 17:00 London - 5pm Houston (GMT-6) time.

Latin America & Caribbean Region Blog

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 Venezuela Student and YP Chapters held a 2-week conference and AAPG held the inaugural Energy Opportunities Executive Forum.

Middle East Region Blog

News and announcements from the AAPG Middle East Region, brought to you by the Dubai Office staff.

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We are pleased to announce that AAPG Middle East’s first virtual GTW on Decision Based Integrated Reservoir Modeling was a resounding success with fantastic feedback received from committee members, speakers and attendees. The virtual workshop took place from 1-4 February 2021 and attracted 65 attendees from 14 different companies and 8 different countries.

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