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You Can Only Control You  
By David Curtiss / October 2016

In the current employment environment, it’s important for job seekers to create their own opportunities through creativity and ingenuity.

AAPG Offers Opportunities for Adventure  
By David Curtiss / September 2016

It’s a big world out there and AAPG has Members living and working in all corners. It’s our pleasure to serve them as they explore and produce oil and natural gas to fuel the planet.

Another Opportunity for Reinvention  
By David Curtiss / August 2016

Unconventional resources have transformed the global energy landscape. And as this issue hits your mailbox, geoscientists and engineers from around the world are in San Antonio, Texas for the fourth edition of URTeC, the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference from August 1-3.

It’s Time To Begin Anew  
By David Curtiss / July 2016

There are points in life when circumstances are changing and disrupting the norm. And these changes require us to respond, to change. It’s a time to reassess, reevaluate and start anew.

Three Fundamental Constants of the Energy Industry  
By David Curtiss / June 2016

What aspects of petroleum geology and our industry will remain the same in the next 10 years? How might you and I use this knowledge to add value and position ourselves for a successful future?

Diversify Your Options Through Lateral Thinking  
By David Curtiss / May 2016

Lateral thinking is something we can all employ, whether freshly minted graduates or seasoned veterans looking for the next career move. In fact, it’s common in our cyclical industry that petroleum geoscientists have to pivot, change and reorient to launch and advance their careers.

 AAPG’s New Structure: Necessary, Not Easy  
By David Curtiss / April 2016

We are busily restructuring the way AAPG conducts business here in Tulsa and around the globe. It’s a project forced upon us by the extended downturn in oil and natural gas prices and the impact the decline is having on our members and on the petroleum industry. Like you, we feel this impact directly, as the Association has had to reduce its staff levels in response to lower revenues.

Attending ACE Is As Important Now As Ever  
By David Curtiss / March 2016

Have you made plans to attend ACE this year? AAPG’s 2016 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) is a dedicated opportunity for our members and other professionals to get together.

When Will Oil Prices Go Up?  
By David Curtiss / February 2016

Everywhere I go and in every conversation I have with AAPG members, sooner or later – and it’s usually sooner– I’m asked what I’m hearing about the duration of this low price cycle. We’ve all heard the old saying that prediction is difficult, especially of the future.

Cautious Optimism Sets Tone for IPTC  
By David Curtiss / January 2016
The International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) is one of AAPG’s premier events in the eastern hemisphere. Emulating the integrated multidisciplinary nature of today’s E&P workflows, IPTC is a partnership of four geoscience and engineering societies: AAPG, the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
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Director's Corner - David Curtiss

David Curtiss is an AAPG Member and was named AAPG Executive Director in August 2011. He was previously Director of the AAPG GEO-DC Office in Washington D.C.

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Richard D. “Rick” Fritz, an AAPG member since 1984 and a member of the Division of Environmental Geosciences and the Division of Professional Affairs, served as AAPG Executive Director from 1999 to 2011.

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