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In 2008 AAPG began capturing on video the presentation of awards at the San Antonio Annual Convention & Exhibition. Since then videos have expanded to include Distinguished Lectures, talks at AAPG events, interviews by student chapter members at annual meetings, PROWESS features and much more.

Recent Webinars

Geologic interpretations are the basis of most exploration workflows, whether building a 3-D framework, a geocellular model, or modeling HC basins and estimating HC reserves. All these workflows rely on the most realistic and accurate interpretation in order to produce high-confidence results. Join us to hear from Catalina Luneburg, founder and director of TerraEx Group and specialist in the validation of HC basins and structural geology modeling.
These core purposes are as important now as they were when AAPG formed in 1917. AAPG is a mainstay of Gretchen's career because of the geoscientific knowledge, networking, education, and training she has received in more than 20 years of actively volunteering and from passively consuming AAPG publications earlier in her career. In this webinar, Gretchen Gillis, current President-Elect of AAPG, will illustrate the value of AAPG to its members in the current economic environment.
Hear panelists’ views on how COVID-19 has affected the legal, financial and technological sectors of the energy industry and what they expect for the future. Send questions and comments for speakers, and make your voice heard in virtual roundtables held after the panel. Forum registration is free of charge thanks to support from our sponsors.
Hear Andres Pardo, Antonio Velásquez, and Andrea Ortiz-Karpf debate how geophysics enhance the geological understanding of Caribbean stratigraphy configuration. The panelists talk both in English and Spanish throughout the discussion. The panel discussion took place on 23 July 2020, as a part of the Southwest Caribbean Basins Virtual Research Symposium. Bios: Andres Pardo, Universidad de Caldas Andres earned a BSc in Geology form the Universidad de Caldas, Colombia, and a MSc and PhD both in Geology from the Universite De L'Etat A Liege, Belgium. With 31 years of experience in the academy, he is currently Titular Professor and researcher at the Universidad de Caldas in Manizales, Colombia, where he also administrates the Instituto de Investigaciones en Estratigrafía-IIES (Stratigraphy Research Institute). He previously worked at the ANH and is a member of the ACGGP and Professional Council of Geology, Colombia. Antonio Velásquez, Ecopetrol S.A./p> Antonio graduated from Universidad Nacional de Colombia with a BSc degree in Geology. He also holds a MSc in Geology from the same university and a MSc in Geophysics and Seismology form the Colorado School of Mines. With 15 years of experience in the industry, he currently works at Ecopetrol Brasil as Exploration Assets Manager, where he leads the exploration team responsible for prospect generation and maturation, and is also on charge of project management, economical evaluations, TCR / Alt.TCR roles in partnerships and operations follow-up in offshore assets located in both PreSalt and Ecuatorial Magin basins. Antonio is a member of AAPG, SEG, EAGE and ACGGP. Andrea Ortiz-Karpf, Ecopetrol S.A. Andrea earned a BSc in Geology form the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a PhD from the University of Leeds. In her 15 years of experience in the industry, Andrea has worked in companies as BP and Equion. Currently, she is Technical Advisor for the Exploration Vice-presidency at Ecopetrol in Bogota, where she supports the exploration VP by prompting technical quality and rigor, and implementing technical standards. Andrea is a member of AAPG, ACGGP and IAS. Jaime Checa, Occidental Petroleum Geophysicist with 30 years of experience in seismic acquisition and processing. Current manager of geophysical projects for OXY in Colombia.

Recent DL Videos

A Distinguished Lecture talk given by Stephen Hubbard during 2019-20 AAPG DL Season. Click here for abstract.
A Distinguished Lecture talk given by William Lee Esch during 2019-20 AAPG DL Season. Click here for abstract.
A Distinguished Lecture talk given by Michael Pyrcz during 2019-20 AAPG DL Season. Click here for abstract.
A Distinguished Lecture talk given by Kristin Bergmann during 2019-20 AAPG DL Season. Click here for abstract.

Recent Interview Videos

Digging Deeper with Scott Tinker, director of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin, and chairman of the Switch Energy Alliance. AAPG Energy Insights Podcast Episode 16. Watch the full documentary, Switch On, a production of Switch Energy Alliance, at SwitchOn.org.
Digging Deeper with Stephen Hubbard, Associate Professor, Dept. of Geoscience, University of Calgary, and 2019-2020 AAPG-AAPG Foundation Distinguished Lecturer. AAPG Energy Insights Podcast Episode 15.
Digging Deeper with William 'Lee' Esch, Senior Geoscience Advisor, Subsurface Geology, ExxonMobil, and 2019-2020 AAPG-AAPG Foundation Distinguished Lecturer. AAPG Energy Insights Podcast Episode 14.
Digging Deeper with Michael J. Pyrcz, Associate Professor, Department of Petroleum and Geosystem Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, and 2019-2020 AAPG-AAPG Foundation Distinguished Lecturer. AAPG Energy Insights Podcast Episode 13.

Featured GeoLegends Videos

John Amoruso - Discovery of the Amoruso Field, Robertson County, Texas, Part 2
John Amoruso - Discovery of the Amoruso Field, Robertson County, Texas, Part 1
Robert J. 'Bob' Weimer - Working in the Petroleum Industry and Teaching at the Colorado School of Mines (Part 3)
Harry Jamison - Discovery of Prudhoe Bay Field, North Slope, Alaska, Part 3

Recent AAPGWN Videos

Meet Libby Ingram Storer, a geophysicist with Shell Exploration and Production Co. In PROWESS Profiles, Libby discusses how PROWESS provided her with networking and creative opportunities. She also offers some great tips on preparing for a career in the geosciences. 
See the latest PROWESS Profiles video featuring Meredith Faber, a geologist with Noble Energy, talking about career, mentors, networking and more. AAPG PROWESS is a special interest group supporting women in geoscience and the energy industry.
PROWESS Profiles is a series of videos featuring women geoscientists. In this first video Sarah Fuller, a geologist with EP Energy in Houston, tells us about her background, how she decided on a career in the oil and gas industry, describes her career path, what she looks for in a mentor and how we can encourage women in the geoscience professions.
A look at the career paths for women from the early days of Affirmative Action to the present, told through the eyes of those who went through the open door to find acceptance – and much success – as a professional petroleum geologist. An accounting of historic accomplishments for women from the 1980s to today, plus personal views of what it’s like to work in the industry, from the wellsite to the board room – and some personal words about the current and future state of affairs for women in the profession.

Recent Event Videos

Practical Experiences from the Centre for Doctoral Training in Oil & Gas. A Skills and New Ways of Working Session talk given by John Underhill, Heriot Watt at the 2019 AAPG Energy Transition Forum in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
The Academic’s perspective. A Skills and New Ways of Working Session talk given by Mark Anderson, University Geoscience UK at the 2019 AAPG Energy Transition Forum in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
The Future of Work in Oil & Gas. A Conversation with Milan Taylor (Mercer) at the 2019 AAPG Energy Transition Forum in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Skills and New Ways of Working Session.
Keynote Address: The Student Perspective. A Skills and New Ways of Working Session talk given by Jochen Cremer, Student Energy Summit, Imperial College at the 2019 AAPG Energy Transition Forum in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Recent DPA Videos

Huff & Puff: Switching the Economics of Late Life Unconventionals. A Moneymaker Forum panel discussion talk given by Tony Gao, EOR Advisor at the Energy Innovation Center (EIC) for Baker Hughes, a GE company in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 4 April, 2019.
SMART Gas Lift. A Moneymaker Forum panel discussion talk given by Paul Munding, Flogistix in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 4 April, 2019.
New Mechanical Frac' Diverter Technology – Revolutionizing Long-Lateral Well Economics. A Moneymaker Forum panel discussion talk given by Jenna Robertson, Through Tubing Solutions in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 4 April, 2019.
Screening for Wettability Alteration: An Application of Analytics. A Moneymaker Forum panel discussion talk given by Salem Thyne, E-Sal in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 4 April, 2019.

Recent Award Videos

Laura Branch receives AAPG Foundation's Teacher of the Year Award at the Annual Convention & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas on May 19, 2019. See also the interview with Laura Branch video.
Kenneth E. Peters receives AAPG's highest honor, the Sidney Powers Award, at the Annual Convention & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas on May 19, 2019.
Bernard Duval Receives AAPG's Michel T. Halbouty Outstanding Leadership Award at the Annual Convention & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas on May 19, 2019.
Presentation of Honorary Member Awards to Kevin M. Bohacs and Larry L. Jones at the Opening Session, Annual Convention & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas on May 19, 2019.

Recent Student Videos

The Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) recognizes the highest academic achievement of exploration geoscience, and in that respect, this year was no different. What was different about this year’s IBA competition is that – due to a global pandemic – the teams had to meet, work, practice and deliver their presentations virtually. Also for the first time, the IBA awards ceremony was held completely online. We invite you to experience the Imperial Barrel Award ceremony on this video. Congratulations to all the participating teams, their advisers and mentors, volunteers, coordinators and co-chairs, and thank you to all the sponsors, without whom this year’s IBA would not have been possible. Welcome to the Awards Presentation of the 2020 Imperial Barrel Award!
Miriam Winsten presents 2019 Outstanding Student Chapter Awards at the AAPG/SEPM Student Reception during the Annual Convention & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas on May 20, 2019.
Jim Pickens presents 2019 Student Chapter YouTube Video Awards at the AAPG/SEPM Student Reception during the Annual Convention & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas on May 20, 2019.
Fred Schroeder receives 2019 Jim Hartman Service to Students Award at the AAPG/SEPM Student Reception during the Annual Convention & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas on May 20, 2019.

Recent YoungPros Videos

Steve Brennan, Student and AAPG Young Professional discusses the benefits of joining AAPG and what opportunities are offered through AAPG at the 2015 Young Professional Reception, Denver, Colorado.
Meredith Faber on why students and young professionals should join AAPG at the 2015 Young Professionals Reception, Denver, Colorado.
Paul Bovet, AAPG Young Professional talks about the benefits of being involved in AAPG at the 2015 Young Professionals Reception, Denver, Colorado.
Priyank Jaiswal on the opportunities AAPG can provide to you and why you should attend AAPG conferences at the 2015 Young Professionals Reception, Denver, Colorado.

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