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Geologists working the Gulf of Mexico discover that if a picture is worth a thousand words, a suite of 3-D images is worth an encyclopedia's set of knowledge.

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Oil companies also see the potential value of a technique for producing 3-D outcrop analogs. Several major oil companies are supporting the Bureau of Economic Geology's research.

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Outcrops in Spain that may hold secrets to understanding deepwater reservoirs are providing new clues to scientists, thanks largely to new 3-D laser technologies.

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Peter Vail, who over his distinguished and prolific career has fired many a shot heard ’round the geoscience world – is this year’s Sidney Powers medalist.

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Three examples of exploration success stories will be featured in this year's History of Petroleum Geology Forum at the AAPG Annual Meeting.

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Lunch, lecture and book signing … highlights of the All-Convention Luncheon with speaker Simon Winchester, author and journalist.

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Salt Lake City is the site of the 88th AAPG Annual Meeting — and the program is as compelling as the setting is beautiful.

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Welcome to the outdoor geological laboratory that surrounds Barcelona!

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Premise: Geological applications of well logs are as broad as geology itself and petroleum geologists can learn from their colleagues in other disciplines.

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It's time to get serious about your plans for Salt Lake City.

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Short Course
Tunis, Tunisia
Monday, 12 September 2022, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

This short course will comprise lectures, short exercises and discussion sessions. The course will focus on a number of case studies that link outcrop and subsurface geology and have relevance to petroleum exploration and production. Case studies range from Silurian to Miocene in age and come from North African and Mediterranean Basins. The course builds on basic knowledge of sedimentary geology but does not require specialist skills from participants.

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Workshop
Lisbon, Portugal
Thursday, 18 May Friday, 19 May 2023, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

This 2-day conference brings together diverse experts working on modern and ancient turbidite, MTDs, contourite and hybrid/mixed systems in order to improve the present-day knowledge, models and predictive power.

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The following short course option was developed for geology and geophysics students that have not had much exposure to how geoscience is applied in industry. It can be tailored for undergraduate juniors and seniors or graduate students. The agenda can be modified to meet specific needs and time constraints. Contact the presenter to discuss options.

Request a visit from Fred Schroeder!

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This lecture will discuss the differences between carbonates and siliciclastics from their chemical composition through their distributions in time and space. Building on these fundamental differences, we will explore the challenges carbonates pose to petroleum geologists in terms of seismic interpretation, reservoir quality prediction, field development, etc. Peppered with humorous personal stories, still raging academic debates, and the heartfelt frustrations of real industry professionals, the aim is to inspire students and young professionals to rise to the occasion and embrace the reservoir rocks that petroleum geologists love to hate.

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Request a visit from Noelle Joy Purcell!

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The carbonate sequences that were deposited in the now exhumed Tethyan Ocean influence many aspects of our lives today, either by supplying the energy that warms our homes and the fuel that powers our cars or providing the stunning landscapes for both winter and summer vacations. They also represent some of the most intensely studied rock formations in the world and have provided geoscientists with a fascinating insight into the turbulent nature of 250 Million years of Earth’s history. By combining studies from the full range of geoscience disciplines this presentation will trace the development of these carbonate sequences from their initial formation on the margins of large ancient continental masses to their present day locations in and around the Greater Mediterranean and Near East region. The first order control on growth patterns and carbonate platform development by the regional plate-tectonic setting, underlying basin architecture and fluctuations in sea level will be illustrated. The organisms that contribute to sequence development will be revealed to be treasure troves of forensic information. Finally, these rock sequences will be shown to contain all the ingredients necessary to form and retain hydrocarbons and the manner in which major post-depositional tectonic events led to the formation of some of the largest hydrocarbon accumulations in the world will be demonstrated.

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Request a visit from Keith Gerdes!

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