Bulletin Article

 
This study uses hydrochemistry and environmental isotopes to quantify flowback volumes for fracturing fluids injected into the Qusaiba hot shale, Saudi Arabia. Less than 10% of the injected fluids were recovered while nearly 80% of the recovered fluid was formation water.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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This paper presents new data for the Rub' Al-Khali Basin, Saudi Arabia, constraining the age, depositional environment, petrography, regional correlation, and fluid system of these Middle Jurassic silicic sands. This play is independent of underlying and overlying systems.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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Explorer Article

 

Significant advances in the technology surrounding 3-D seismic data through the years no doubt have encouraged many observers to view this major component of E&P to be just a routine piece of doing business. It’s a highly complex routine, both at sea and on land.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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Cautious optimism and determination characterized talks at the recent National Oil Company Forum at ICE in Cancun.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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Explorer Emphasis

 

Basins around the world hold identified potential for unconventional resource development and a combination of exploration, assessment and evaluation seems certain to uncover other favorable plays.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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Owing to the U.S. shale boom, interest and activity in unconventional E&P has spread internationally. Perhaps the most unexpected locale for these types of plays is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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Every major producer in the Middle East will be represented at AAPG’s upcoming GEO 2016 conference in Bahrain next month.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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For the oil industry, the most worrisome news coming out of the Middle East doesn’t involve geopolitics. It’s well known by now that Iran wants to increase production by at least 500,000 barrels of oil per day as the lifting of international sanctions allows it to resume crude exports. But Iran isn’t alone.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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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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Explorer Historical Highlight

 

When one of us joined Royal Dutch Shell in 1980, seven out of 27 young professionals in the basic training course were Swiss – a remarkable number of students from a tiny country that does not produce oil or gas. The term “Swiss mafia” was coined by our Dutch colleagues, and it wasn’t meant in a complimentary sense.

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Field Seminar

Miami Florida United States 26 March, 2017 01 April, 2017 36438
 
Miami, Florida, United States
26 March - 1 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
Carbonate rocks make up the majority of reservoirs being explored and exploited in unconventional resource plays. This trip will spend five days exploring a variety of modern, mud-dominated carbonate settings in South Florida, where the elements influencing the deposition of these unique strata will be observed first-hand and used as learning points for similar ancient deposits.

Short Course

Houston Texas United States 02 April, 2017 02 April, 2017 35016
 
Houston, Texas, United States
2 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
Practitioners of many of the eastern martial arts such as tae kwon do and karate adhere to a code of honor. An integral part of martial arts training include learning the tenants of that code of honor.

Houston Texas United States 01 April, 2017 02 April, 2017 35009
 
Houston, Texas, United States
1-2 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This two-day short course is designed to teach graduate students the principles, concepts, and methodologies of sequence stratigraphy.

Houston Texas United States 01 April, 2017 02 April, 2017 34989
 
Houston, Texas, United States
1-2 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
The course content will cover both the basics of biomarker interpretation and application and advanced geochemical technologies.

Houston Texas United States 06 April, 2017 06 April, 2017 35070
 
Houston, Texas, United States
6 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This course will be aimed at geologists who study mudrocks, but the general knowledge base will be applicable to many different aspects of chemostratigraphy, mineral chemistry, and trace element geochemistry.

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