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

Explorer Live!

Go deeper into the June Explorer with this lively and informative video presentation, this month featuring: A presidential conversation: AAPG President Rick Fritz and SPE President Tom Blasingame, for the first time in a public setting, discuss the past, active and future dynamics that are inspiring both groups to jointly consider a new path forward. And back in the field … Tom Blasingame puts on his “day job” hat to provide a comprehensive answer to a crucial question: “Where does unconventional resource development go from here?” A “giant” story is getting bigger: John Dolson’s love affair with studying and understanding giant fields of the world began decades ago – but it’s still going strong. Thanks to technological advances, new chapters are being added to the story. And thanks to a new AAPG memoir, the impact could be huge. Also, AAPG Editor Bob Merrill discusses some exciting new geoscience that’s about to become available and easily accessible to all, and Rick Fritz takes a look back on an unforgettable – and unprecedented – year for geoscientists around the world. All that, and more, in the newest Explorer Live!
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.
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 March edition of the Explorer Live! is available for streaming. Go deeper into the March Explorer with the lively and informative video podcast featuring: Jeff Aldrich and John Seidel talking about the elusive and elastic history of “sweet spots.” Jorge Calvache, Ecopetrol’s vice president of exploration, explaining long-term strategies for Colombia’s offshore potential. Linda Sternbach and Julia Lemaster taking a look at how AAPG Sections are adapting and progressing despite the challenges of a COVID world. Plus AAPG president Rick Fritz talks about the future of AAPG’s governance structure, and elected editor Bob Merrill announces some exciting new plans for the AAPG Bulletin. (Hint: Expanded access for all.) All that and more – don’t miss this month’s Explorer Live! podcast.
Go deeper into the February Explorer with this lively and informative video presentation, this month featuring: Alex Beeker, principal analyst for Wood Mackenzie, answers the question on everyone’s mind: Can oil explorers dare to hope in 2021? Bruce Cutright chats with Susan Nash about not one but two timely topics: The growing potential of geothermal energy, and the magnificent start for Perseverance on Mars. Geoscience to the rescue: Jasper Oshun talks about leading a team of geoscience students on a two-year, AAPG Foundation-supported Geoscientists Without Borders mission to help find water resources for a village in Peru. Plus AAPG president Rick Fritz takes a look at the future for AAPG in 2021, and editor Bob Merrill talks about an important new special issue of the Bulletin dealing with ultra-deep petroleum systems. All that, and more, in this month’s Explorer Live!
Welcome to the first Explorer Live! for 2021. This lively and informative video presentation features: Charles Sternbach’s conversation with Scott Neal (Chevron) about “The Quest for the Best in the Permian Basin.” Take a “Renewed Look at the Anadarko Basin” with Molly Turko and Vern Stefanic. Cat Campbell asks Jonathan Allen about the “New STEMulating Diversity and Inclusion SIG Launch.” Plus AAPG president Rick Fritz and editor Bob Merrill, provide insights into the Association’s strategic planning and upcoming geoscience you won’t want to miss. All that, and more, in this month’s Explorer Live!
Go deeper into the December Explorer with this lively and informative video presentation, this month featuring:  EMD president Ursula Hammes chats with Dallas Dunlap about energy minerals, the energy transition and the need for new explorationists.   Award-winning professor Paul Mann talks about geoscience education in the era of COVID.  Stephanie Nwoko talks about her journey as a woman in the energy industry: Challenges, opportunities, successes.  Plus AAPG president Rick Fritz talks about the importance of community and the AAPG Foundation, and editor Bob Merrill shares why some geoscience papers are better than others.  All that, and more, in this month’s Explorer Live!
Go deeper into the November Explorer with this lively and informative video presentation, this month featuring: Anne Draucker’s conversation with geoscientist Karelia La Marca Molina about machine learning and the future of seismic interpretation. John Underhill’s perspective on the North Sea super basin and its role in today’s energy transition. Rachelle Kernen’s update on the new AAPG Salt Basins TIG. Plus AAPG president Rick Fritz and editor Bob Merrill, providing insights into the Association’s current state of affairs as well as the upcoming geoscience you won’t want to miss. All that, and more, in this month’s Explorer Live!
Now available: Explorer Live! a new web-based video that shines a light on the October Explorer -- this month featuring Doug Cook's closer look at Mars exploration; Amanda Pascali and the amazing women of geoscience; AAPG editor Bob Merrill on can't-miss-geoscience; and much more. Fast-paced and fun, it's an easy, no-cost way to access compelling stories, interesting people and provocative ideas.
VGP Super Sessions

Dr. Scott Tinker describes the effects of energy poverty and how creating a supply of clean, affordable and accessible energy can improve lives and communities.
Want to make an impact on sustainable development and the future of energy? Denise Cox describes some of the opportunities available to geoscientists.
Tip Meckel illustrates the various ways to manage CO2 emissions with carbon capture and sequestration (CCUS) methods.
How has the COVID pandemic affected global climate change? Ray Leonard compares the state of climate change from just prior to the outbreak to now.
You’re a geoscientist looking for a job in an industry downturn. You might ask, “What Do I Do Now?” Mike Party has some great advice.
Pivoting During the Pandemic

Join us for this presentation about Innovative Digital Imaging. New approaches and uses for drone-based imaging, augmented reality, monitoring deep, harsh, remote environments, and more. Presentation will be via Zoom 7:00pm - 8:30pm CDT, 8 July 2020
Join us for 'Pivoting During the Pandemic: Industry Cross-Overs'. Integrating Satellite and Drone Data for Utility Corridor Monitoring. Solutions Development for a Cross-Industry Platform. Webinar will be presented via Zoom 7:00pm - 8:30pm CDT, 1 July 2020.
Join us for the 'New Directions in Automation' webinar. Where the opportunities are now, and how to pivot and take advantage of them. Webinar will be presented via Zoom 7:00pm to 8:30pm CDT, 24 June 2020.
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.

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