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 Tuscaloosa Marine Shale has been a tantalizing target for many years. It's an important source rock, but it has been difficult to successfully complete and produce. Now there is new hope as researchers and their work is receiving support. Welcome to an interview with Mehdi Mokhtari at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. His Tuscaloosa Marine Shale consortium has recently received support from the United States Department of Energy to explore new technologies for economically drilling and completing the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale.

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Find out why so many companies are including Eagle Ford, Haynesville, and Austin Chalk in their 'must-have' producing properties. With a full day of talks, posters, and a networking reception, the AAPG Playmaker Forum on the Hayneville and Eagle Ford will bring together the knowledge you need to share in the success of these very dynamic, company-making plays.

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The U.S. Department of Energy's office of Oil and Gas Research supports many programs that might surprise the average geologist. For example, many do not know that the 17 national laboratories connected to the DOE were instrumental in launching shale plays and have also been on the cutting edge of improving natural gas infrastructure. Welcome to an interview with Dr. Alan J. Cohen, Director of the Office of Oil and Gas Research at the U.S. Department of Energy. Dr. Cohen will be speaking in Salt Lake City at AAPG ACE.

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Maintaining a deep understanding of the rocks themselves is at the heart of petroleum geology, and nowhere is it more evident than at the wellsite, where the cuttings provide a detailed story of not just the petrophysical qualities of the formation, but also give clues to the depositional history.

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Innovative graduate programs prepare students to be flexible professionals who possess strong technical backgrounds, as well as the ability to think critically from a number of disciplinary perspectives. Welcome to an interview with Richard Chuchla, Director of the Energy and Earth Resources graduate program at the University of Texas.

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What we know about unconventionals is constantly changing, thanks to a focus on the rocks themselves. University consortia are doing important work that focuses on rock properties and also the rocks as they occur in the rock properties.

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Understanding fractures and fracture networks has become one of the most important elements in designing completions and stimulations in shales, as well as in the case of carbonates and clastics. Welcome to an interview with two renowned experts in fractures, John Lorenz and Scott Cooper, who have just published a groundbreaking Atlas of Natural and Induced Fractures in Core with AAPG. They will also run their popular short course at URTeC this year.

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The Petrophysical Technical Interest Group (PIG) has been an astonishing success with many activities in its first year of existence, and many planned for 2018. Find out how you can get involved in the PIG’s low-cost training and find out about breakthrough technologies in well logging.

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Plays that have the capacity to be company-makers often rely on new technologies. Nowhere is this more true today than in the Haynesville Shale, where the application of new techniques has revived a once moribund play. The Haynesville Shale is one of the hottest plays in the U.S. Gulf Coast, and an upcoming AAPG Playmaker Forum will gather experts to discuss how and why.

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Middle America is the location of important new discoveries, is in many ways, still unknown. Middle America refers to the vast region that includes the area between southern North America and northern South America, including the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and offshore South America.

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