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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

This course discusses how the artificial kerogen maturity of organic-rich Green River shale affects the petrophysical, micro-structural, geochemical and elastic properties. The shale sample with total organic carbon (TOC) of ~28% is used in the examination. It is then subjected to anhydrous pyrolysis for artificial maturation by cooking the sample at 350°C for three days. You will see evidence of horizontal cracks on the sample which are induced by hydrocarbon generation and expulsion. We discuss how we measured ultrasonic velocities on the shale plug before and after maturation. A significant change in the P-wave anisotropy (ε) is observed after maturation. We will discuss about the TOC measurements and Rock-eval pyrolysis and how the geochemical properties are affected by kerogen maturation. This course also shows how to characterize the changes in the internal structure of the source rock through kerogen maturation by using micro-structural techniques such as SEM imaging and micro-CT scanning.
Go deeper into the April Explorer with this lively and informative video presentation, this month featuring: Fantastic updates: Tim Shin talks to salt tectonic expert Mark Rowan about how industry’s understanding of salt diapirs is improving – and what that means for tomorrow’s exploration potential. Principal investigator Joseph Moore tells Sarah Barnes about the historic, granite-piercing advances involving geothermal research and development at Utah’s FORGE project – and the resulting new global potential. Community service: Lisa Chisholm, co-chair of AAPG’s new Kuala Lumpur Special Interest Group, tells why she helped start a diverse group devoted to geoscience, networking and community – and the determination to keep it going through a pandemic. Plus AAPG president Rick Fritz shares some important updates involving ACE 2021 plus other big changes for AAPG, and editor Bob Merrill talks about an exciting new chapter in the life of DEG’s journal, Environmental Geosciences – a development designed to shine a brighter spotlight on both DEG and AAPG’s global impact. All that, and more, in this month’s Explorer Live!
The geochemistry of formation fluids (water and hydrocarbon gases) in the Uinta Basin, Utah, is evaluated at the regional scale based on fluid sampling and compilation of past records. The focus of this symposium is on the hydrogeochemistry and gas compositions from the vantage point of a basin-wide view.
This e-symposium highlights methodologies for managing the wide range of input data used in geomodelling, and approaches to building fit for purpose 3D geological models. It shows how to design modelling schemes, identify uncertainties and how to apply results to real life field development. Field examples are utilized and theory is kept to a minimum.

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

Robert M. Sneider - Research Scientist, Exploration and Production Geologist, and Teacher, presented by John Sneider, Part 2
M. Ray Thomasson - My Career in the Petroleum Industry (Part 3)
Richard R. Vincelette - Trend Exploration Limited's Miocene Reef Discoveries, Salawati Basin, Irian Jaya, Indonesia (Part 2)
George Bernard Reynolds - A Forgotten Pioneer of Oil Discoveries in the Middle East and Venezuela (presented by Dr. Rasoul Sorkhabi)

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

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

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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