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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

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.
Authors: Germán Prieto (presenter), Daniel Martinez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia; Max Bezada, University of Minnesota Hear Germán Prieto will talk about what seismology can tell us (or maybe not) about the tectonics in the Southern Caribbean. This presentation was part on the Southwest Caribbean Basins Virtual Research Symposium held on July 2020. Bio: Germán Prieto, Universidad Nacional de Colombia Germán graduated from Universidad Nacional de Colombia with a BSc degree in Geology, and holds a PhD in Geophysics and Seismology from the University of California. He currently is an associate professor and researcher at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and with more than 15 years of experience in academia, Germán has been Faculty in various institutions, as Universidad de Los Andes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Germán is a member of American Geophysical Union, Sociedad Colombiana de Geología, Seismological Society of America and SEG.
Author: Luis Salazar, SpecTIR LLC; presented by Marco Nieto A survey of the airborne hyperspectral images was performed in the Guarumen Exploratory Area, Sub Basin of Guarico in Venezuela, over 4000 Km2. The survey specifications were 3 meters spatial resolution (GSD) with the ProSpecTIR-VS sensor (VINIR-SWIR), 356 spectral bands and a spectra resolution of 5nm. The aim of this project consisted of determining the possible ones associated with hydrocarbon emanations. The hypothesis was based on the hydrocarbon microleakage model (Dietmar Schumacher 1996). The decision by PDVSA Exploration Management to use hyperspectral images was based on the primary function to detect anomalies in minerals and vegetation that are associated with hydrocarbon migrations on the surface, seeking greater exploratory reliability and obtaining a better understanding of the oil system in the study area. Once with the laboratory results, the hydrocarbon -related hyperspectral anomaly data were integrated with surface geology, geomorphology, analysis of geochemistry, soil and vegetation laboratories to identify the areas with more significant potential for hydrocarbon exploration. This technique has an advantage in planning seismic and geochemical surveys in detail, managing to precisely direct and focus the location of oil systems at a low cost and a low probability of success. This approach helps to minimize financial risk in acquiring 2D and 3D seismic surveys. The conventional or traditional way of conducting hydrocarbon exploration through the use of 2D, 3D and Geochemical seismic survey technology is well known, however, every day the costs of these technologies increase, which is why many state and private oil companies currently resort to state-of-the-art techniques that minimize costs. That is why remote sensing technology has specialized in oil and gas exploration processes on the surface, since it allows planning and detection in these surveys, managing to precisely direct and focus the location of the oil systems. Bio: Luis David Salazar Paredes, SpecTIR LLC Luis is a Systems Engineer. In his 12 years of experience, he has worked at NatQ Consulting (Mexico), ASD Inc (Sales LATAM), and TsiC Ingenieros Consultores CA. He currently works in International Business Development Oil and Gas at SpecTIR LLC in Reno, Nevada, where he is responsible for oil and gas business in Latin America.
Authors: Benjamin Miller (presenter), Paul Mann, University of Houston The Lesser Antilles arc is a largely submarine feature covered by thick, marine sedimentary rocks and locally by 19 active, stratovolcanoes, and small, carbonate platforms formed on bathymetric highs and extinct volcanic highs. Gravity data therefore provide a useful tool for understanding the continuity and relationships of crustal provinces along the 800-km-long, north-south-trending, intra-oceanic arc of early Cretaceous to recent age. There is no question from gravity data that the remnant arc (Aves Ridge) and the active volcanic arc forms two continuous ridges along the length of the arc. Ages from the remnant arc range from 86 to 65 Ma while those from the active arc range from 38 to 0 Ma. Gravity data reveals a prominent bifurcation in the volcanic arc north of Martinique with the active arc to the west ranging in age in this area from 3.5 to 0 Ma and the inactive “Limestone Caribees” ranging in age from 38 to 25 Ma and capped by a carbonate platform of 15 Ma to recent age. Gravity data reveals that the obliquely subducting St. Lucie fracture zone marks the zone of bifurcation of the northern arc near Martinique. To the south, the Tobago-Barbados ridge extends over a distance of 300 km and is underlain at Tobago Island by arc rocks ranging in age from 160 to 140 Ma. The Limestone Caribees ridge in the north and the TBR to the south appear unrelated arc crustal provinces because: 1) the TBR is located 100 km east of the bifurcation point of the northern arc near Martinique; 2) the TBR and Limestone Caribees exhibit strongly contrasting gravity signatures; and 3) the known ages of the two ridges differ with the Limestone Caribees being much younger. Bio: Benjamin Miller, University of Houston Benjamin has double degree in Geology and Geophysics at the University of Houston. He currently is research assistant at Conjugate Basins, Tectonics, and Hydrocarbons (CBTH) Consortium working on the investigation of the structures in the Northeastern Caribbean plate on the Saba Bank by interpreting stratigraphic sequences on vintage seismic data, examining volcanic history and the impact of the regional plate tectonics, and modelling potential fields. His past experience includes the AAPG UH IBA Team, Finance Departments Payroll and Department Specialist, Landslide Research in China using GPS and LiDar, and Entech Sales and Services Intern. Benjamin is a member of SEG Wavelets, AAPG and HGS.

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 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.
Digging Deeper with Kristin Bergmann, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and 2019-2020 AAPG-AAPG Foundation Distinguished Lecturer. AAPG Energy Insights Podcast Episode 12.

Featured GeoLegends Videos

Decker Dawson - Founder and Owner, Dawson Geophysical Company
Richard R. Vincelette - Trend Exploration Limited's Miocene Reef Discoveries, Salawati Basin, Irian Jaya, Indonesia (Part 2)
R.G. 'Jerry' Albertus and Stephen Kneller - Rediscovery and Development of Pinedale Field, Sublette County, Wyoming (Part 1)
Bernard Duval - Explorer, Associate Professor and Philosopher, and Leader in Applied and Academic Research

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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