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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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The government of Rwanda, located in east-central Africa, has completed two projects that deal with exploring for oil and gas in the areas that are most prospective for the kinds of discoveries now being made in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda. Now, a third project has been authorized, which involves seismic data acquisition and processing in Lake Kivu, Rwanda. The objective is to acquire and process multichannel seismic data in order to map the sediments beneath Lake Kivu, where methane seeps and near-surface accumulations are already being used for energy generation. Now, the goal is to evaluate the sediments beneath Lake Kivu for their hydrocarbon potential.

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Making students excited about the oil industry often requires hands-on engagement and a little bit of healthy competition. Welcome to an interview with Marc Bond, who has developed The Oil Exploration Game and has seen it spark interest and enthusiasm in many different schools.

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The oil industry downturn has been, to paraphrase Thomas Hobbes in Leviathan (1651), "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and long."

If you're an oil industry professional, you may be feeling discouraged, even disgusted, and ready to throw in the towel, particularly as some analysts are predicting bargain basement oil until 2018 and the Saudi oil minister has told some countries they'll just have to get out of the business.

What's worse, is that you may have been in a very isolated niche specialty, and now you're not sure how to apply your skills to more general (and affordable) opportunities.

How do you keep from becoming collateral damage in a vicious economic war? And, perhaps more to the point, how do you use your background and experience to maintain involvement in the industry?
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AAPG is offering survival strategies for low price environment in all of our educational programs for Spring 2016.

 

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The forum is sponsored by the DPA in conjunction with two local societies, the Pittsburgh Geological Society (PGS) and the Pittsburgh Association of Petroleum Geologists (PAPG). This one-day event will be preceded with a PAPG monthly dinner meeting on the evening of April 12, 2016; providing an opportunity to come to Pittsburgh the day prior to the forum, network with local geoscientists and enjoy an Appalachian Basin technical talk.
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The Forum goal is to maximize knowledge transfer by encouraging lively interaction and thoughtful consideration of experts' findings, experience, and insights. Practicing experts provide in-depth presentations on topics that have immediate bearing on success in exploration, development, and operations.


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Carve out a niche for yourself in a challenging world. Attend "New Thinking and Value Propositions: Proactive Steps Now"

The goal of this two-day workshop is to proactively create opportunities yourself and your company in a low price environment. You will learn how to bring value propositions to operators. 


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The goal of this two-day workshop is to develop strategies for success in difficult times. We will bring together engineers, geologists and geophysicists to explore new ideas, workflows, techniques, and technologies for revitalizing existing wells.

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A mixture of thirteen courses being taught by outstanding instructors in their respective fields.  Five days of knowledge sharing, case studies, exercises and more to take with you and add to your working knowledge of geoscience.

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The 7th Annual AAPG Deepwater and Shelf Reservoirs Geoscience Technology Workshop will bring together the latest developments in geology, engineering, geophysics, and geochemistry in order to determine the best possible ways to understand and develop fields, as well as identify bold new exploration targets.
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