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An ever-growing collection of webinars and virtual event recordings from AAPG Headquarters and AAPG Regions. These videos are available for viewing on demand.

Recent Webinar Videos

Hear panelists’ views on how COVID-19 has affected the legal, financial and technological sectors of the energy industry and what they expect for the future. Send questions and comments for speakers, and make your voice heard in virtual roundtables held after the panel. Forum registration is free of charge thanks to support from our sponsors.
Panelists will discuss current unconventional resource activities in North America, including key plays that remain competitive and potential for future growth. They also will address the key challenges for unconventional resources to stay competitive in the global market: maintaining cashflow, reducing expenditures, improving capital and production efficiencies and managing resources.
A recorded video update on the current State of the Association featuring members of the AAPG leadership team.
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.
'Smart Manufacturing & 3D Printing' discussed materials innovation and smart manufacturing, leveraging 3D printing to build resilient supply chains and women in 3D printing. Webinar was presented via Zoom 7pm - 8:30pm CDT, 10 June, 2020
Join us for 'Analytics-Based Opportunities in Double Black Swan Times' where we will discuss the steps companies are taking, business considerations in cross-industry analytics -start-ups to majors, analytics agility in a double black swan world, enabling the workforce to utilize and exploit data remotely using the cloud and machine learning. Webinar will be presented via Zoom 7pm - 8:30pm CDT, 3 June 2020.
Join us for 'New Approaches for Start-Up Success' where we will discuss selecting companies to invest in now, the game changers program now, profile of a successful drone and robotics start-up and how we adapted our pitch for the pandemic. Webinar will be presented via Zoom 7pm - 8:30pm CDT, 27 May 2020.

Recent Asia Pacific Videos

There are over 300 known active onshore mud volcanoes globally, and many more offshore. Mud volcanoes are subsurface fluid escape features in which high pore pressures drive fluids, gases, and subsurface sediments to the surface. This talk will summarize mud volcanoes around the world and examine mud volcano plumbing systems and their link to petroleum systems.
Geologic interpretations are the basis of most exploration workflows, whether building a 3-D framework, a geocellular model, or modeling HC basins and estimating HC reserves. All these workflows rely on the most realistic and accurate interpretation in order to produce high-confidence results. Join us to hear from Catalina Luneburg, founder and director of TerraEx Group and specialist in the validation of HC basins and structural geology modeling.
These core purposes are as important now as they were when AAPG formed in 1917. AAPG is a mainstay of Gretchen's career because of the geoscientific knowledge, networking, education, and training she has received in more than 20 years of actively volunteering and from passively consuming AAPG publications earlier in her career. In this webinar, Gretchen Gillis, current President-Elect of AAPG, will illustrate the value of AAPG to its members in the current economic environment.
Bruce Ainsworth, Principal Reservoir Geoscientist, Chevron Sequence stratigraphy based on wireline logs, cores and outcrops is entering its fourth decade of mainstream usage in industry and academia. The technique has proved to be an invaluable tool for improving stratigraphic analyses in clastic shallow marine systems. In this talk we will present a simple quantitative technique to support sequence stratigraphic interpretations. The technique, utilizes two pieces of data that are readily available from every subsurface field or outcrop study; 1) parasequence thickness (T) and 2) parasequence sandstone fraction (SF). The key assumptions are that parasequence thickness can be used as a proxy for accommodation at the time of deposition, and parasequence SF can be used as a proxy for sediment supply. This means that quantitative proxies for rates of accommodation development and sediment supply can be acquired from wireline logs, cores and outcrop data. Vertical trends in parasequence thickness divided by SF (T/SF) approximate trends expected in systems tracts for changes in the ratio of rate of accommodation development to rate of sediment supply (δA/δS). The technique, termed “TSF analysis”, can also be applied at lower-order sequence and composite sequence scales. It provides a quantitative and objective methodology for determining rank and order of sequence stratigraphic surfaces and units. Absolute TSF values can be utilized to determine shoreline, stacked shoreline and shelf margin trajectories. Case studies are presented which demonstrate the robustness of the technique across a range of different data sets. Implications and potential future applications of TSF analyses will also be discussed. 

Recent Europe Videos

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
Gil Machado is a Petroleum Exploration Geologist with a Ph.D in stratigraphy and source rock characterization. Gil's presentation 'Reducing Uncertainty and Increasing Chances of Success Using Biostratigraphy', will explore the role of biostratigraphy in the exploration workflow. Several success cases from around the World will be detailed, showing the uses of this discipline for sedimentation age determination, paleoenvironmental interpretation and source rock characterization.
A geophysicist with extensive worldwide experience in exploration, appraisal and development settings gained at BG group, Alan Foum will talk about future energy demand modelling in terms of oil, gas and electricity including renewables with his presentation 'Petroleum Perspectives, Past Present and Future'

Recent Latin America & Caribbean Videos

Moderator: Alejandra Dalenz, GEOMAP Participants: Thierry Sempere, Independent Consulting Geologist; Laura I. Net, Repsol; Ingrid Muñoz-Quijano, Universidad Surcolombiana; John Wagner, Pluspetrol; Walther Leon, Instituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrgico de Perú (INGEMMET) Convener Alejandra Dalenz moderates a discussion with session presenters, who answer questions and share final thoughts to conclude Session II: Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Formation Evaluation, at the Andean Basins Virtual Research Symposium. Bios: Thierry P.A. Sempere, Independent Consulting Geologist Thierry is a Doctor in Geology and Engineer from the Paris School of Mines. He has 38 years of experience, and worked as researcher at ORSTOM/IRD from 1982 to 2017. He currently is independent consulting geologist at Lima, Peru. Thierry is a member of AAPG. Laura I. Net, Repsol Laura earned a BSc from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (1995), a PhD also from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (2000), and a MSc from the University of Texas at Austin (2003), all three in Geological Sciences. With 16 years of experience in the industry, Laura is Geologist Advisor, Clastic Reservoir Quality, Geosciences Specialists Team (since 2010) at Repsol in Madrid, Spain, where she is in-house consultant specialized in topics related to clastic petrology, sandstone diagenetic modeling and reservoir quality assessment of sandstone and shale reservoirs. Laura previously worked for E&P projects targeting both conventional and unconventional reservoirs with Pioneer National Resources Argentina (2004-2006), Apache Corporation Argentina (2006-2009), and YPF SA (2009-2010) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ingrid Muñoz-Quijano, Universidad Surcolombiana Ingrid earned a PhD from Heidelberg University, Germany. During her 15 years of experience, she has worked at Heidelberg University and Salamanca University. Currently, she is sedimentology and structural geology Professor at the Universidad Surcolombiana, Faculty of Engineering. Her professional affiliations include International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS); Asociación Colombiana de Geólogos y Geofísicos del Petróleo (ACGGP); Sociedad Colombiana de Geología (SCG). Walther León, Instituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrgico de Perú (INGEMMET) With 15 years of experience, Walther is Senior Advisor Geologist at INGEMMET at Lima, Peru, where he is team leader of the Subandean Project.
Author: John Wagner, Pluspetrol Hear John Wagner from Pluspetrol speak about Stratigraphy as it Relates to the Gentle Slope of the Andes Foreland Basin in Peru and Bolivia. Bio: John Wagner President of Pluspetrol
Authors: Walther León (presenter), Antenor Aleman, Marco Chumpitaz, Claudia Fabián, Christian Sipion, Instituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrgico de Perú (INGEMMET) Presentation is in Spanish. Since 2019 the Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute - INGEMMET has been developing the “Sub-Andean Project”. This project aims to integrate geological surface information acquired by hydrocarbon companies since the last decade in their exploration activities (PERUPETRO - INGEMMET Technical Information Exchange Agreement) with studies of Geological National Chart in this part of the territory to provide timely and quality information with a high geological value of the different areas of the Sub-Andean. From 2019 to 2021, “Sub-Andean Project” will update 155 quadrants at a scale of 1: 50,000 and annual reports of the geological update. In 2019, 45 quadrants located in the high jungle of Madre de Dios, Ucayali and Ene / Pachitea were update. In 2020 are being updated 104 quadrants of the Huallaga and Santiago basins and for 2021, 06 quadrants and 05 geological maps at 1: 250,000 scale will have programmed. As an important background to this project in 2015 were updated 17 sheets at scale 1: 50,000 located in Madre de Dios basin and in 2016 were updated 13 sheets belonging to Ucayali Sur basin. As part of the project carried out field campaigns to validate and improve the quality of the integrated geological information, geological maps are prepared, geological data positioned, the stratigraphy is standardized and the main geological structures exposed in the called folded belts. The processing of all information collected is through an organized and standardized database processed in a GIS project in Geodatabase format. Why Study the Geology of the Sub-Andean? The current reality oil industry in the sub-Andean zone is that majority of the remaining oil or gas fields are associated with areas of high tectonic, stratigraphic complexity and are located in remote areas with very difficult access, because it the exploration and exploitation process has become especially difficult, expensive and high risk with a low success rate. Therefore is necessary to develop and implement new methodologies or improved study processes, to interconnect surface geology (updated geological maps) and subsoil geology (seismic and data from drilled wells) more effectively to reduce geological risk and lessen economic impact, making exploration and exploitation projects more attractive to investors.An example is Madre de Dios Folded Belt, one of the least explored of the sub-Andean basins, this despite the fact that biostratigraphic studies have confirmed a tectonic / stratigraphic evolution very similar to the gas basin of southern Ucayali, with excellent mother rocks of World class of Devonian, Carboniferous and Permian. Structurally, characterized by presenting numerous duplexes in Cretaceous / Cenozoic rocks, both on the surface and underground. A renewed exploration in the 90s corroborated a small non-commercial oil field in the foreland of Bolivian sector (Pando field) and a significant accumulation along the folded belt on the Peruvian side (Candamo field). The geological maps will provide information for multidisciplinary work models applied in geosciences, for the construction of structural models, reduction of risks during the search for profitable and economic deposits, as well as the search for new exploratory opportunities in the folded belt. Bio: Walther León, Instituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrgico de Perú (INGEMMET) With 15 years of experience, Walther is Senior Advisor Geologist at INGEMMET at Lima, Peru, where he is team leader of the Subandean Project. Walther is a member of the AAPG and the Peruvian Geological Society (SGP).
Authors: Ingrid Muñoz-Quijano (presenter), Ángela Caicedo, Camila Hoyos, Universidad Surcolombiana; Diego Loaiza, Universidad de Caldas Presentation is in Spanish The production of hydrocarbons in Colombia is going through a decrease due to the depletion of reserves, which can lead to the country losing energy sufficiency in less than ten years. However, detailed studies using tools like microthermometry of fluids inclusions applied in conventional reservoirs can be a way to find new recovery processes and exploration activities with the possibility of increasing the reserves levels. Caballos Formation is conformed by siliciclastic rocks with changes between subarkoses, litharenites to quartz arenites, and is classified as a reservoir rock of the petroleum system of the Upper Magdalena Valley Basin, and these rocks have characteristics for the accumulation of hydrocarbons. Microthermometry of fluid inclusions in this formation was used to recognize formation temperatures, some basic physicochemical variables, homogenization temperature (Th), density and salinity of the fluid in the entrapment or forward process, providing evidences on the evolution inside of sedimentary basin. Values of the temperature of homogenization and salinity were estimated using histograms of salinity frequencies, histograms of Th, and graphs of salinity vs. Th , evidencing that the fluid inclusions found in the different samples analyzed have salinities that vary from 19.13% to 33.25% eq. weight NaCl; similar densities in the intervals of 1.08 to 1.15g/cc and homogenization temperatures between 99.50°C and 187.20°C were found. The homogenization temperature obtained in the fluid inclusions indicate that the rocks of Caballos formation were subjected inside in the hydrocarbons generation windows of medium-low, which with later diagenetic process reached the current characteristics as evidenced in many of the oil fields present in the Upper Magdalena Valley area. Bio: Ingrid Muñoz-Quijano, Universidad Surcolombiana Ingrid earned a PhD from Heidelberg University, Germany. During her 15 years of experience, she has worked at Heidelberg University and Salamanca University. Currently, she is sedimentology and structural geology Professor at the Universidad Surcolombiana, Faculty of Engineering. Her professional affiliations include International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS); Asociación Colombiana de Geólogos y Geofísicos del Petróleo (ACGGP); Sociedad Colombiana de Geología (SCG).


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