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When this year’s Michel T. Halbouty Outstanding Leadership Award winner Bernard Christian Duval was younger, he dreamed of becoming a pilot – preferably a fighter pilot, but then discovered he was colorblind; thus, he had to give up his first love. His second love worked out all right, though. Duval, who started his career in 1968 and spent most of it at Total, discovered geology during a summer internship in Morocco, and while he soon realized that geologists, too, need to see color, he discovered there are ways to compensate, to adjust, to find other ways around the obstacles – an adaptation that has served him well throughout his career.

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By one measure, 2016 shaped up to be the worst time for international oil and gas discoveries in years. By another, last year looks like the worst for international oil additions in decades.

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While many are working to forecast when the price of oil might reach $80 a barrel again, renowned international strategist and geopolitical analyst Peter Zeihan, the author of “The Accidental Superpower,” predicts in stunning detail the rising and declining energy plays of 2025 and the countries that will ultimately triumph as the world’s leading producers.
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Based on the success of the previous conferences and the fact that Myanmar is the current focal point for exploration in Southeast Asia, another successful event was held in the former capital city of Yangon in February: the third annual Myanmar Oil and Gas Conference.

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AAPG held its first conference in Myanmar in August. The technical program titled “Tectonic Evolution of Myanmar and its Basin Development with Special References to its Petroleum Occurrences” was attended by 238 local and international delegates from 16 countries.

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