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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Mexico’s ambitious Energy Reform has opened opportunities for private companies to work together with the Mexican government and geoscientists to develop resources in a way that will result in prudent reservoir development as well as providing needed capital for ongoing development. Welcome to an interview with Read Taylor, founding member and board member of Sierra Oil and Gas, which made one of the top ten discoveries in the last 10 years in the offshore Sureste Basin Zama 1.

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Integrative analytics which incorporate Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Deep Learning, are increasingly important to geoscientists and engineers. Welcome to an interview with Patrick Ng, who heads AAPG’s Analytics Technical Interest Group (TIG).

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The uptick in earthquakes corresponding with increased drilling and produced water disposal has been of great concern. Seeking scientific understanding of the reasons for increased seismicity and determining whether or not it has been induced by human activity has been a key focus. Welcome to an interview with Jeremy Boak, Ph.D., Director of the Oklahoma Geological Survey, which has demonstrated leadership in investigating induced seismicity.

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Geothermal energy is often overlooked as a renewable, sustainable energy source, but new developments in technology and a better understanding of the earth’s mantle are making it one of the fastest-growing energy source in some parts of the world. Welcome to an interview with Marit Brommer, Executive Director of the International Geothermal Association.

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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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