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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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AAPG’s Fundamentals Education Conference (FEC) gives you the opportunity to get quality, concentrated continuing education in a short time all in one convenient location. The diverse range of sessions and speakers allows you to mix and match the topics according to your interests and career needs.  
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How many times have you kicked yourself because you made decisions without really having time to get all the expert opinions? When could your team have been better – both in determining where to explore and how to complete a well?
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I’m never doing that again! I learned my lesson!  But, then, here I am, doing the same thing – why is that? Did I not learn from experience?  

That’s what I told myself as I prepared to buy properties I planned to improve and convert into highly profitable revenue generators that would provide income for years to come. The last time I did this, I got burned.  After I did that, I decided that zero percent interest was better than seeing my capital hemorrhage away.  

Actually, it’s not so simple. Experience is often not the teacher we think it is. Further, the fact that I’m doing it again, despite my painful experience, may be an indication that I’ve developed a better approach.   

Further, my decision to try again simply demonstrates that sometimes the lessons we think we learned are not what they seem to be, and also that we should not shy away from certain fields of endeavor just because of an isolated experience.

 



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You're faced with choices right now and most of them are hard ones. Do you stop drilling? Do you drill, but not complete? What do you do about your old production, your mature fields?

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With the recent surge in new techniques and technology, as well as new plays put into production, a tremendous opportunity exists in both U.S. and international reservoirs to apply lessons learned to existing reservoirs in order to economically increase production and recoverable reserves.

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With the recent surge in new techniques and technology, as well as new plays put into production, a tremendous opportunity exists in both U.S. and international reservoirs to apply lessons learned to existing reservoirs in order to economically increase production and recoverable reserves.


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This year's AAPG Woodford Shale Forum focused on new information and optimization.  Included were presenters from the University of Oklahoma, Halliburton, Black Swan Energy Services, and Devon Energy just to name a few.

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AAPG International Shale Plays GTW shared New Technologies, Case Studies and Lessons Learned

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The Geological Theory and Technological Innovation Youth Academic Forum is an international academic forum, which combines science, innovation, and research. It is aimed at communicating new research results, new thoughts, new ideas, new methods and new areas, promoting international geological theory, technology and application, and in obtaining in-depth and comprehensive developments, with the goal of break-through geological explorations.

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This year's AAPG Woodford Shale Forum on 12 May 2015 in Oklahoma City, promises to be very insightful to geologists and engineers. Included is a special Entrepreneurship session focusing on being successful in the oil industry. Learn about special pricing for students and scholarships for individuals who have been laid off. 

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