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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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Experience the power of a new dynamic digital platform giving you access to all the great science, networking, and technology to help you stay on the cutting edge of petroleum geoscience. Early bird rates end 31 August. 

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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Data science and analytics are playing an increasingly important role in all aspects of energy exploration, production, and distribution. Welcome to an interview with Giewee Hammond, senior data scientist at Aramco, who talks to us today about the formative influences in her life, and the current trends and future possibilities in data science as they relate to energy.

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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For those of you who have enjoyed a career in exploration and even for those of you new to exploration (particularly IBA alums), AAPG has an opportunity for you to become involved in teaching students in the IBA program to achieve a greater understanding of the basin in which they are exploring for hydrocarbons. That is, to be an industry mentor to a requesting school for a coach, as in the Global Mentor program or to continue to be an IBA coach in 2021 at a previously identified school. 

 

Student Outlook

News and discussion geared toward AAPG’s Student Chapters and their members, maintained by the AAPG Programs Team.
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Students and young professionals in the LACR to submit proposals that focus on Sustainable Development projects in the energy field.

 

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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From basic inspection to maintenance, predicting the corrosion in production pipelines, study production history and history matching in reservoir analysis or even predicting geomechanical parameters for new wells in the same field for drilling programs in exploration, artificial intelligence has all that potential to be adapted in order to enhance the qualities of the oil and gas industry in every particular sector mentioned above or even beyond. In countries especially Asian countries like Indonesia which have a relatively high human population, the demands of energy will keep on rising dynamically with the development of technology and globalization. This situation we are facing would eventually need more efficacy to reach those numbers of demands on energy.

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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Since the lockdown started, AAPG Europe has been working to bring to your screens geoscience - case studies, knowledge sharing and new learnings in an engaging and informal way. Join us for a 'Let's Connect' event by registering today.

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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Just like many industries, the oil and gas industry is embracing machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) technology that is expected to fundamentally transform the way we quantitatively characterize and model subsurface reservoirs. Fascinating geoscience-related ML and AI technological innovations, including challenges and opportunities, will be presented and debated at the second edition of the Decision Based Integrated Reservoir Modeling GTW, to be held on 1-2 February 2021 in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

See Also: Bulletin Article

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See Also: Explorer Foundation Update

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See Also: Delegates Voice Article

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