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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.

Most Recent Videos

Spreading Super Basin Thinking Globally. A wrap up and final comments by Charles Sternbach at 2021 Global Super Basins Leadership Conference.
Gulf Coast Super Basin Session. Co-Chairs: Linda Sternbach, Star Creek Energy and Bob Fryklund, IHS Markit. A panel discussion at 2021 Global Super Basins Leadership Conference.
Integrated Approach is Key to Success in the Resurging Upper Cretaceous Austin Chalk, Onshore Gulf of Mexico Basin. A talk given by Chris Zahm at 2021 Global Super Basins Leadership Conference.
Gas Giant: The Haynesville Shale of East Texas and Northwest Louisiana. A talk given by Ursula Hammes at 2021 Global Super Basins Leadership Conference.

Recent Webinars

The goal of this e-symposium is to review the status of the Mexican upstream sector, and to provide a review of the most prolific and prospective areas in Mexico, with a focus on opportunities for international participation, given the upcoming energy reform in Mexico.
Unger Field, discovered in1955, has produced 8.6 million barrels of oil from a thinly (several ft) bedded, locally cherty dolomite containing vuggy and intercrystalline porosity. Today, the Siluro–Devonian Hunton Group reservoir is produced from 17 of the original 76 wells at an average rate of 2.6 BOPD. Water cut is high, indicative of a strong water drive. However, as wells are pumped hard oil production can increase, suggesting that bypassed oil remains. Topics to be covered in this e-symposium include: Background on 57-year old Unger Field evaluating potential for bypassed production. Pre-spud analysis Regional and local structure and evaluating well trajectory. Stratigraphic framework of Hunton Dolomite reservoir mapping including flow unit characterization using old well logs. Well planning for soft land the well into top of the pay zone, set casing in pay and and drill out. Results Evaluation while drilling using azimuthal gamma ray, samples, and penetration rate. Post drill well shuttle logging with triple combo and imaging log to characterize fracture cluster and pay interval. Slotted liner completion to isolate the pay interval. Increased oil production from new well and nearby leases. Update on performance and options to further increase production.
Go deeper into the May Explorer with this lively and informative video presentation, this month featuring: What happens next? Global energy expert Jim Krane sits down with Susan Nash to discuss the current global energy transition, including the impacts and dynamics of geopolitics for today's geoscientists. Breaking News: Karl Bloor and Jensen Angelloz talk about the challenges and exciting results of the just-completed AAPG/AAPG Foundation Imperial Barrel Award competition. (And the winner is …) Challenge accepted: One year ago, AAPG Elected Editor Bob Merrill said that challenging phases often allow for new ideas and innovative approaches. And then came the pandemic, begging the question: How are we doing? Plus, AAPG President Rick Fritz also talks about AAPG’s experiences and progress throughout the past difficult year, and discusses a potentially important development for AAPG’s future.
This presentation discusses one operator’s approach to fully integrate data captured in the Marcellus Shale in order to optimize horizontal well performance. Based upon insight from the study, the operator wanted to make more informed asset management decisions, improve economics, and look for future investment opportunities. A comprehensive study was performed incorporating the data to optimize the design of a horizontal well in the Marcellus Shale. This resulted in an optimized completion strategy for the next horizontal wells, expected to make 80% more production and while reducing the overall completion cost.

Recent DL Videos

A Distinguished Lecture talk given by Lisa Goggin during 2019-20 AAPG DL Season. Click here for abstract.
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.

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

Koenraad J. Weber - Geologist and Petroleum Engineer, Production and Development Research Geologist, Consultant, and Professor
Bob Gunn - Independent Geologist, Entrepreneur, Businessman, and Public Servant, Part 1
Harry Jamison - Discovery of Prudhoe Bay Field, North Slope, Alaska, Part 3
Joe Gifford - My International and West Texas Exploration Career, Part 1

Recent AAPGWN Videos

Explore the representation of women in geosciences, women's experiences and looking forward at the industry. Panelists include AAPG Executive Committee officers Gretchen Gillis, Stephanie Nwoko, and Denise Stone. Hosted by the SEPM Student Community and AAPG Women's Network.
The Ally/Pink Petro GRIT Awards are given to the best difference makers in the energy industry - individuals, affinity groups and workplaces. Rachelle Kernen asked three finalists: What does GRIT mean to you? Find out from Terra George, Stephanie Nwoko and Sunday Shepherd.
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.

Recent Event Videos

Opening Session of the 2020 AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition held virtually on September 29, 2020.
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.

Recent DPA Videos

Johan Castberg - The first Giant Oil discovery in the Barents Sea. Discovery Thinking talk given by Ketil Sollid, Jan Ove Hansen, Leif Bjørnar Henriksen, Olaf Thießen, Alf Ryseth and Simon Knight, Equinor at the 2020 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE).
Pikka Field and the Opening of the Nanushuk Play, North Slope, Alaska. Discovery Thinking talk given by Jesse Sommer and Bill Armstrong at the 2020 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE).
A step-change in success rates finding giant stratigraphic traps in the past 20 years: how 3D seismic and petroleum systems analysis has created a ‘game-changer’ in new, non-structural plays. Discovery Thinking talk given by John C. Dolson, Director DSP Geosciences and Associates, LLC at the 2020 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE).
Field Growth in the Super Giant Wattenberg Field, Denver Basin, Colorado. Discovery Thinking talk given by Steven Sonnenberg, Colorado School of Mines at the 2020 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE).

Recent Award Videos

Rebekah Kienenberger receives AAPG Foundation's Teacher of the Year Award at the Annual Convention & Exhibition held virtually on September 29, 2020.
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.

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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