AAPG Pivoting 2021: Thriving with Change

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

Pivoting 2021: Thriving with Change is a series of 1-1/2 hour interactive innovation-focused events on Zoom that include brief presentations, panel discussions with audience Q&A, and brief New Tech Talks, with brief Q&A. The format encourages audience participation and networking.

The goal of this series is to bring together people whose unique knowledge and experience base can provide insight into the challenges and opportunities that face the energy industry and the world at large in times of rapid change. The panelists and presenters will discuss the most urgent and compelling needs in the topic area, and relate them to their own experiences and business models. New Tech Talks will be quick overviews of technologies that can be of use in achieving goals. Each session will be followed by an ongoing discussions, knowledge sharing and potential collaborations in a dedicated collaboration ecosystem. Susan Nash is your host. Collaboration spaces provided by Xrathus, networking through the AAPG Mobile App.

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Pivoting 2021: Risk and Recovery in 2021

March 31, 2021

Assessing risk and evaluating opportunities from different perspectives

Panelists discuss how they now approach risk assessment and opportunity evaluation after the dramatic changes due to economic stresses (crises) and a global pandemic.

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Pivoting 2021: Energy Industry Supply Chains

April 14, 2021

Supply Chains in Energy: Cost savings, quality assurance, 3D printing, ethical sourcing

As workflows are automated and new kinds of energy technologies are implemented, supply chain issues come to the forefront. Panelists will discuss some of the most prominent advances in supply chain practice, including provenance, authenticity assurance, blockchain, automation, multiple sourcing, and 3D printing.

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Pivoting 2021: Learning from Other Industries

April 28, 2021

Learning from Other Industries: Cross-Pollination of technologies, processes, training, collaborative culture

Panelists from widely divergent industries discuss how they approach innovation, the creation of an agile workforce, and the flexible deployment of workflows with the goal of seeing where there might be opportunities to improve performance at every level.

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Pivoting 2021: Opportunities with Earth Imaging Technologies

May 12, 2021

Earth's Surface Imaging for Pivoting: Affordable Drones & Satellite Imaging Geological Exploration and Operations, Environmental Monitoring and Energy Utilization

Panelists discuss the newest developments and directions in drones, satellite imagery, and other ways to acquire and process images of the Earth's surface. They discuss the technologies and processes they use, and the costs and overall return on investment with respect to new opportunities and business development.

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Pivoting 2021: Imaging Technologies

May 26, 2021

This session is on advances in imaging technologies and interpretation. We will focus on internal or subsurface images that allow one to further understand bodies (geological) of all types and sizes. Panelists will discuss new ways to acquire data that is then processed into interpretable images, and they will discuss the technologies as well as the techniques. There will be a special emphasis on applying imaging technologies from other industries.

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Pivoting 2021: The New Way to Work

June 9, 2021

Digital platforms, cloud-based collaborations, ecosystems

This session will probe the way that work is done, both in operations and in supportive roles. Companies will discuss the typical new tasks, and also the professionals they hire to do the task, and how they work. We will also discuss specific examples of technologies being used, and how they are contributing to a safer, more efficient, and profitable endeavor.

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