Energy Policy Blog

 

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that Europe consumed 18.7 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas in 2013; Russia supplied 30% (5.7 Tcf) of this volume, and 16% (3.0 Tcf) of the total natural gas consumed in Europe passed through Ukraine’s pipeline network; Slovakia gets 80 percent of its gas, and Bulgaria gets 90 percent of its gas from Russia via pipeline through Ukraine.

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Events Blog

 

Be a part of history by presenting at the premier integrated geosciences event in 2017 at ICE in London incorporating AAPG’s 100th Anniversary. Your expert contribution and practical guidance will help promote and advance the exploration and production of global energy resources.

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Explorer Article

 
Since the dramatic expansion of AAPG/ AAPG Foundation’s Visiting Geoscientist program in the fall of 2014, thousands of students around the globe have benefited from it.
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Discoveries were comparatively sparse, but they persisted steadily throughout the year. Here are some of the more significant discoveries of the past year.

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Explorer Emphasis

 

Deeper targets, higher excitement: Industry enthusiasm for shale gas (and oil) plays just keeps escalating – and the interest is going global.

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Explorer Policy Watch

 

The U.S. shale oil and gas production surge and the resulting shift of the United States from a major importer to an exporter of oil and natural gas are well known, but there is disagreement about what this means for U.S. and global energy security

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Some members of Congress are again proposing rules to accelerate the federal approval process for natural gas export facilities, although any benefits would be years in the future.

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Explorer President’s Column

 

As I have traveled to AAPG conferences during the past year-and-a-half I have been impressed by the number of symposia on shale gas.

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Explorer Regions and Sections

 
It has been an interesting and eventful year in Europe for AAPG. With all the less-than-good news around, we felt it was important to maintain a program of events and activities throughout the year. Although we are constrained by the events in the industry we have still tried to match the wishes of the members.
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Student Outlook

 

The IBA competition for the European Region of AAPG was held on March 27-29th in Prague, Czech Republic.

I was able to attend and meet many outstanding students from accross the European Region.

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Short Course

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Houston, Texas, United States
2 April 2017

This course addresses how value is created from creativity and innovation. It provides practical tools and methodologies to become more creative, and to make innovation actionable. Creativity and innovation are learnable skills, with step-wise approaches possible. Participants will leave with tools that allow them to formulate an action plan that can be used when they get back to work.

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Houston, Texas, United States
6-7 April 2017

This course provides a two-day introduction to seismic interpretation. Participants should have a good understanding of geology, but they do not need to have much training in geophysics.

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Houston, Texas, United States
2 April 2017

The application of seismic geomorphology and seismic stratigraphy to exploration and field development is a natural consequence of the advent of high-quality and increasingly more affordable and widespread 3D seismic data currently available.

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Houston, Texas, United States
6-7 April 2017

This two-day workshop provides an introduction to the application of carbonate facies, diagenesis, and seismic sequence stratigraphy to exploration and production. This includes marine, and conventional and unconventional carbonate reservoirs.

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Houston, Texas, United States
1-2 April 2017

This course provides an introduction to Petroleum Systems Modeling (PSM) in Exploration, with both conventional and unconventional examples.

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