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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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URTeC 2021 Registration Now Open! Plan to join us at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) 26–28 July 2021, in-person at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas and online.

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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Welcome to an interview with Herman Darman, whose career in petroleum geology is now transitioning to geothermal energy, particularly in Indonesia, where there are volcanoes as well as repurposeable oil and gas wells.

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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AAPGWN Newsletter is a new quarterly publication produced by and for the AAPG Women's Network members.

In this issue:

  • Welcome to the first issue from editor Michelle Pittenger.
  • House of Delegates Vote on Division Status Fails - Results of the HoD vote and future plans for a second attempt to move to Division status.
  • Past Events – Highlights of past events include the International Women’s Day Panel, AAPGWN 2021 Webinar series featuring Dr. Molly Turko and the Geology of Wine event
  • Upcoming Events – Include the continuing webinar series with “One geologist per region” featuring Prof. Clemencia Gòmez, “Transitioning from student to professional,” a student event, “The Geology of Beer” presentation and the documentary “Picture a Scientist” screening at the upcoming IMAGE convention.
  • Ongoing Initiatives – Include the AAPGWN Mentoring Program, nominations for officers and committees, and more.

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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This short-course covers a systematic step-by-step methodology for approaching carbonate reservoirs. It was initially developed for the engineering department at the Colorado School of Mines and has now become an annual tradition due to its popularity. You will get to see fantastic examples that have real-world sub-surface applications using data that is not available in the public domain.

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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Join us for the AAPG IFP Student Chapter webinar "Introduction to Borehole Imaging and Case Study of a Wireline Resistivity Image in Netherlands Offshore".

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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They did it again! SQU has been awarded 2nd place (the Selley Cup) at the finals of AAPG's Imperial Barrel Award Competition which took place last Saturday 22 May.

Our most sincere congratulations to our dearest students Salma Al Rahbi, Thuraiya Al Harthi, Said Al Farsi, Marwa Al Hadhrami and Iman al Fazari for such a great performance and to their faculty advisor, Khalil Al Hooti, for leading the team towards success.

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