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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

A recorded video update on the current State of the Association featuring members of the AAPG leadership team.
Presented by Alexei V. Milkov, Director of Potential Gas Agency, Colorado School of Mines An exploration company is successful when it predictably and consistently creates high value from petroleum exploration. When defined like that, exploration success depends on the right combination of property (acreage), processes, people, and luck. In this talk, I will address less-understood elements of the exploration success equation such as forecasting abilities explorers, related biases, and the role of randomness, serendipity, and luck in the outcomes of exploration projects.
Join us for 'Sustainability-Focused Opportunities'. A webinar to explore investment trends, new opportunities, and strategies for pivoting for new revenue and diversification in today's times. Webinar will be presented via Zoom 7:00pm - 8:30pm CDT 17 June 2020.
Ray Leonard will be talking to us about 'Climate Change, Covid-19 and the Effect on Energy’s Future'. Fossil fuels have led to a profound increase in world living standards but resulting emissions of CO2 and methane into the atmosphere are a primary factor in climate change. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 has resulted in a significant decrease in world economic activity, which in turn has led to a major, if temporary, decrease in greenhouse gas emissions, particularly CO2. Join Ray Leonard via Zoom on June 15 at 12:00 GMT+1

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

Bert Bally - Research Scientist, Explorationist, and Professor (Part 3)
Dietrich Welte: Geologist and Chemist, Leader in Organic Geochemistry, and Father of Modern Petroleum System and Basin Modeling, Part 2
Larry Meckel - Clastic Research Project, Shell Development Company, 1948 – 1973 (Part 1)
Bill Zagorski - Discovery and Development of the Marcellus Shale (Part 1)

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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