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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

Author: Freddy Corredor, GeoStrAp Bio: Freddy Corredor, GeoStrAp Freddy is a geologist, explorationist and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He holds a BSc in geology from the National University of Colombia, a MSc degree in geology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a PhD candidacy in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard University. He started his career with Occidental Oil and Gas in Colombia where he led the discovery of the 100 MMBOE Gibraltar Field, now operated by the NOC Ecopetrol. In 1998 he moved to the U.S. and during that time he held internship positions with Oxy, Chevron, BP and Shell. In 2004 he joined Shell E&P Company in New Orleans as senior structural geologist for the Gulf of Mexico assets. In 2006 he returned to Colombia where he has held various executive positions including Founder and Director at GeoStrAp SAS; Director of New Ventures Latin America at Casa Exploration LLC; Exploration Manager of Vetra E&P Colombia; and Executive VP Exploration at Amerisur Resources PL
Moderator: Freddy Corredor, GeoStrAp Participants: Victor Ramos, Universidad de Buenos Aires; Fernando Martinez, Universidad Católica del Norte (Chile); Willy Gil (Repsol); Tomas Zapata, Repsol; Guillermo Fuentes, Universidad Santo Tomás, Incaic Exploration Convener Freddy Corredor moderates a discussion with presenters, who answer questions and share final thoughts to conclude Session I, Structural Geology and Tectonics, at the Andean Basins Virtual Research Symposium. Discussion in English and Spanish. Bios: Convener: Freddy Corredor, GeoStrAp Freddy is a geologist, explorationist and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He holds a BSc in geology from the National University of Colombia, a MSc degree in geology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a PhD candidacy in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard University. He started his career with Occidental Oil and Gas in Colombia where he led the discovery of the 100 MMBOE Gibraltar Field, now operated by the NOC Ecopetrol. In 1998 he moved to the U.S. and during that time he held internship positions with Oxy, Chevron, BP and Shell. In 2004 he joined Shell E&P Company in New Orleans as senior structural geologist for the Gulf of Mexico assets. In 2006 he returned to Colombia where he has held various executive positions including Founder and Director at GeoStrAp SAS; Director of New Ventures Latin America at Casa Exploration LLC; Exploration Manager of Vetra E&P Colombia; and Executive VP Exploration at Amerisur Resources PLC. Victor Ramos, Universidad de Buenos Aires Victor is Doctor with 50 years of experience in the industry. He currently is Emeritus Professor at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a member of AGA and AAPG. Fernando Martínez, Universidad Católica del Norte (Chile) Fernando earned a PhD from the Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile, where he currently works as associate professor and main researcher at Andean tectonics. With 22 years of experience, he has previously worked as structural and regional geologist at PDVSA, Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela and assistant professor of University of Chile. Guillermo Fuentes, Universidad Santo Tomás, Incaic Exploration Guillermo graduated on geology and got his PhD on structural geology and tectonics in the University of Chile. He has participated with the AMTC in two geology national maps for the Geological National Survey (SERNAGOMIN) and has been consultor in economic structural geology for major companies as Antofagasta Minerals, as well he has lead generative mineral exploration projects for covered zones in the north of Chile. He has been research fellow at Universidad Santo Tomás and academic in others universities in Chile. He currently is Assistant Professor at Universidad Santo Tomás, where he is responsible for field and structural geology courses, head of applied structural geology and geotectonics group at the university. He also works as Exploration Manager at Incaic Exploration SpA. Willy Gil, Repsol Willy earned a PhD from the University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse III. France. He currently is Structural Geology Advisor at Repsol E&P in Madrid, Spain. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, he has held positions in the company in different countries such as Repsol E&P USA, Repsol E&P Peru, Repsol E&P Venezuela, Repsol E&P Ecuador. Tomas Zapata, Repsol Tomas earned a geology degree from the University of Buenos Aires; Argentina; a PhD from Cornell University, Ithaca New York; and was part of the Director Development Program (PDD) at the IAE School of Business, Universidad Austral, Argentina. With 25 years of experience in the industry, he currently is Director of Exploration Americas Assets for Repsol USA Corp. at The Woodlands, USA, where he is responsible for the whole Exploration Business Activities (Planning, access, execution, abandonment) of Repsol in the Americas Region (Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Guyana, Brazil, Mexico, US. GOM, Alaska). He has previously held positions at YPF S.A., Argentina, and at University of Buenos Aires as Associate Professor of Petroleum Geology). German Andres Pardo Torres, Universidad Nacional de Colombia German earned a BSc in Geology from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and is a MSc in geology candidate from the same university. During his 9 years of experience in the industry, he has worked in consulting companies in Colombia. Currently, he is Structural Geologist at the Hydrocarbon Division of the Colombian Geological Survey in Bogotá, where he is responsible for structural analysis of fracture patterns, kinematic evidences, and deformational processes related to Unconventional Shale Reservoirs.
Author: German Andres Pardo Torres, Universidad Nacional de Colombia In the eastern flank of the Floresta Massif, the area between the Paz de Río and Corrales localities is characterized by the presence of oil seeps. These occurrences are related to the Betéitiva Syncline, an NNE trend structure that has been explained by different classic fault-related folds models. However, none of these models explain its structural position in the footwall of the deformational front, the overturned-to-upright position of the backlimb, and the thickness changes in the backlimb. Here, I used a Trishear kinematic model associated with the Soapaga Fault deformation to better explain the Betéitiva Syncline and its structural features. Restoring five structural cross-sections I found that the geometry of the Betéitiva Syncline, its structural position in the footwall, and the thickness changes in the backlimb could be better explained by a Trishear kinematic model related to the deformation of the Soapaga Fault. For the Trishear restoration process, I searched the best fit values for the p/s, slip, Trishear angle and fault angle parameters using the simulated annealing algorithm to avoid local minima. The results of the inversion show changes in the Trishear parameters for the five cross-sections, and suggest the deformation of the Soapaga Fault varies along its trace. In this works I conclude two main points; the Betéitiva Syncline is better explained by the Trishear kinematic model related to the Soapaga Fault, showing lesser shortenings than the previous structural works of this folds, and it is a best-fit model related to the geological data in the field; and the Soapaga Fault split into the Corrales Fault, a later structure that thrusted the Betéitiva Syncline backlimb and uplifted the Cretaceous units. Bio: German Andres Pardo Torres, Universidad Nacional de Colombia German earned a BSc in Geology from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and is a MSc in geology candidate from the same university. During his 9 years of experience in the industry, he has worked in consulting companies in Colombia. Currently, he is Structural Geologist at the Hydrocarbon Division of the Colombian Geological Survey in Bogotá, where he is responsible for structural analysis of fracture patterns, kinematic evidences, and deformational processes related to Unconventional Shale Reservoirs. German Andres is a member of AAPG.
Authors: Tomas Zapata (presenter), Sergio Sarmiento, Melanie Louterbach, Daniel Peña, Judith Vila, Massimo Bonora, Victor Hugo Goitia, Camilo Restrepo, Repsol Borehole information captured during drilling and testing operations of the Boyuy X2 well allowed building a comprehensive catalogue of geological and geomechanical conditions of this part of the SubAndean Belt. At depths of 7500 m the state of stress is strike-slip (as SHmax is horizontal), and the maximum horizontal effective stress ratio (ESR SHmax) is around 1.2. Thus, the vertical principal stress (σ2) magnitude is close to SHmax. This study proposes a classification on of the gas accumulations of the Devonian Huamampampa Fm based on the changes on regional geomechanical settings, reservoir fracture geometry and seal hydrodynamics that occur at different depths as it follows: A) Shallow Accumulations (1800 m or shallower): normal stress field, breached seal, only lithological seal capacity left, mostly liquid hydrocarbon accumulations. Normal hydrostatic regime. B) Intermediate Accumulations (2000 – 4500 m): Normal to strike-slip stress field, hydrodynamic seal, enhanced fracture connectivity, regional aquifer. C) Deep Accumulations (4000 – 6200 m): Strike-slip stress field, ESR Shmax > 1.5, fracture connectivity variable, hydrodynamic seal, fault compartment and hydraulically independent tectonic blocks.D) Ultradeep Accumulations (>6500): Strike-slip stress field, ESR Shmax <1.5, low fracture connectivity, hydrodynamic seal, fault compartment and hydraulically independent tectonic blocks. Example: Boyuy X2 discovery.Regionally, an ultra-deep commercial potential accumulation for the Huamampa Fm. reservoir is hard to visualize, since most of the current identified deep structures are deeper than 6500 m. Such potential accumulations may not be able to deliver commercial flow rates since the actual stress field would not support open fractures in any orientation. Bio: Tomas Zapata, Repsol Tomas earned a geology degree from the University of Buenos Aires; Argentina; a PhD from Cornell University, Ithaca New York; and was part of the Director Development Program (PDD) at the IAE School of Business, Universidad Austral, Argentina. With 25 years of experience in the industry, he currently is Director of Exploration Americas Assets for Repsol USA Corp. at The Woodlands, USA, where he is responsible for the whole Exploration Business Activities (Planning, access, execution, abandonment) of Repsol in the Americas Region (Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Guyana, Brazil, Mexico, US. GOM, Alaska). He has previously held positions at YPF S.A., Argentina, and at University of Buenos Aires as Associate Professor of Petroleum Geology). Tomas is a member of AAPG and AGGEP (Spain).

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

Larry McPeek - Rediscovery and Development of Cave Gulch Field, Eastern Wind River Basin, Natrona County, Wyoming
M. Ray Thomasson - My Career in the Petroleum Industry (Part 1)
M. Ray Thomasson - My Career in the Petroleum Industry (Part 3)
Decker Dawson - Founder and Owner, Dawson Geophysical Company

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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