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In his own words: Steve Levine, general chair of the upcoming AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Houston, expanded his answers for some questions about the planning and significance of the event.

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Hot, hot, hot: The Niobrara play joins the list of hot shales – even being dubbed the “NeoBakken.” An industry-sponsored consortium evaluates the complexities of this giant play to help further its economic success.

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Old habits die hard – Not! The prolific California Monterey shale is revisited, but this time with an unconventional approach.

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A new view of a familiar area: A recently published AAPG memoir provides fresh information on the Mexican side of the Gulf of Mexico’s petroleum systems.

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Well data isn’t the geologists only tool to assess potential of deep basins or frontier areas. Think "source rock."

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AAPG’s Distinguished Lecture program is reloaded and already off to a fast start for a season that will send speakers around the world, in some cases, to places never before traveled by the program.

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Action in the red-hot Haynesville shale play in North Louisiana continues on the fast track.

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Oil and gas finders are enamored with the Williston Basin these days, looking for the next big find in the upper Devonian-Lower Mississippian Bakken formation.

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Behind the scenes: You’ve heard about a new report that points to the Arctic as having great potential for hydrocarbon resources. But have you heard how the report was made?
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While you were sleeping: Those who have decried a perceived dearth of discoveries haven’t been paying enough attention to the list of this century’s game-changing plays.

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In-Person Training
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Jabal Akhdar, Ad Dakhiliyah, Oman
12 December 2019

Field Trip Leader: Andreas Scharf, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU)
Date: 12th December
Time: 7.30am – 7pm
Fee: $400
Registration for the field trip is now closed

The Jabal Akhdar in the Oman Mountains forms a ~90 km x 60 km large dome. The core of this dome consists of Precambrian sedimentary rocks, including source rocks. These rocks are separated by the overlying rocks by an angular unconformity. Rocks above this unconformity are the Permo-Mesozoic shelf carbonates of the Arabian passive margin. During the Late Cretaceous, the Arabian shelf was overthrust by the Semail Ophiolite and Hawasina rocks. Final doming was during the Eocene to Miocene. Thus, the Jabal Akhdar Dome provides insights to several deformation events.

This field trip will start near Al-Hamra and traverse the Jabal Akhdar Dome from the southern margin. Our road leads to a spectacular vista point at about 2000 m elevation. From this site we will study the regional folds in Precambrian formations as well the impressive cliffs of Permo-Mesozoic rocks. Within the core of the dome we will investigate Paleozoic refolded folds as well as syndepositional extensional faults within the Precambrian strata (Figs. 1 & 2). In Wadi Bani Kharous, the angular unconformity is superbly exposed (Fig. 3). The field trip will further inspect ductile and brittle deformation in the Mesozoic shelf carbonates (Fig. 4). Deformation is due to gravitational collapse and related extension immediately after ophiolite emplacement and final doming.

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Beirut, Lebanon
13 December 2019

Date: Friday December 13, 2019
Location: Central coastal Lebanon north of Beirut. The visited towns will include Qartaba, Laqlouq, Tannourine, Chekka and Byblos
Fees: US$ 550 (Members) | US$ 750 (Non-members)

Trip Objectives:

Investigate the Cretaceous to Miocene carbonate platforms in Lebanon to draw analogy to Zohr, Explore the depositional environment of the Campanian source rocks, visualise the large structures of the Levant margin (e.g. the Qartaba structure) analogous to the offshore structures and have a concept of the scale.

Itinerary:

Departure time: 8:00 AM from hotel

Stop 1: Qartaba village: Overview of the stratigraphy and depositional environment of the Levant margin by looking at a panoramic view of the stratigraphic succession.

Stop 2: Laqlouq: quick stop to visualize the folding of the Qartaba anticline

Stop 3: Tannourine: Overview of the large E-W strike-slip faults and discussion on their geodynamic history and implications on the petroleum system

Stop 4: Tannourine-Douma road: Overview of the Cretaceous carbonate monocline and discussion on facies variation

Stop 5: Chekka quarry: Examine the Campanian thermogenic source rocks and the Paleocene depositional systems.

Stop 6: Ras Chekka: observe the Eocene carbonates, the Miocene reefs and the hiatus between the Lutetian-Burdigalian

End of the trip by 5:00 PM

Figure 1: The map of the region visited in this fieldtrip

Figure 1: The map of the region visited in this fieldtrip

Figure 2: Map showing the road that will be followed during the trip and the location of the stops
Figure 2: Map showing the road that will be followed during the trip and the location of the stops
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Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
26-27 March 2020

The AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region and the Colombian Association of Petroleum Geologists and Geophysicists (ACGGP) invite you join us for GTW Colombia 2020, a specialized workshop bringing leading scientists and industry practitioners to share best practices, exchange ideas and explore opportunities for future collaboration.

The 2-day workshop brings together technical experts and industry leaders from Colombia and throughout the Americas to take a multidisciplinary look at future opportunities for exploration and development of Southern Caribbean Frontier Basins.

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This e-symposium is ideal for geologists, geophysicists, engineers and other geoscientists who are involved in gas shale exploration and production.

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