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Distinguished Lecturer Steve Dorobek’s Asia Pacific Region tour, originally slated for March, has been delayed until May – but the AAPG DL program will remain active in March with four speakers ready to tour.

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Progress toward establishing an AAPG student chapter in the Middle East Region took a big step forward recently during the inaugural Geology and Petroleum Industries Day at UAE University in Al Ain.
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Explorer Director’s Corner

 

Last month I had the privilege of traveling to the Middle East with AAPG President Lee Krystinik.

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Explorer Division Column EMD

 

Over the past year or so we have observed strong evidence that nuclear power is into a new expansion period.

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Explorer Emphasis

 

Some highlights from international activity in 2014.

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Explorer Foundation Update

 

It has a new name, a new energy and a new lineup of experts, all primed to spread geoscience knowledge around the world. “It” is AAPG’s newly named Global Distinguished Lecture Program – emphasis on the “global” – which dates back to 1941 but continues to be the Association’s flagship initiative for offering the latest in geologic science to AAPG affiliated geological societies and universities.

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Explorer President’s Column

 
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Explorer Regions and Sections

 

In an effort to continue serving the geosciences community in the Middle East, AAPG Middle East Region will be offering a number of Geosciences Technology Workshops (GTWs) where the attendees, practitioners and scientists will have an opportunity to discuss real cases, issues and experiences.

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Although historically focused on its birthplace in North America, AAPG is growing rapidly in several international locations, including one that is in the heart of the oil industry – the Middle East.

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Workshop

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
26-28 October 2015

This three-day workshop will be dedicated to capturing best practices and lessons learned from knowledge management challenges in a changing oil market. The upstream within the Middle East’s NOCs, IOCs and service providers are paying close attention to the issue of knowledge management due to a major demographic shift which has been dubbed as the “Great Crew Change”. There are two major events which are occurring simultaneously: experienced professionals are retiring or leaving from companies, simultaneously a large influx of young professionals are joining the workforce, thus creating a noticeable knowledge gap.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
25-27 January 2016

This three day workshop aims to provide a forum for professionals from industry, academia and government agencies, who are actively involved in the study of Middle Eastern Source Rocks, to share their advances in source rock related fields, present their experiences and challenges, and demonstrate relevant technologies and solutions.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
23-25 November 2015

This two-day workshop is dedicated to sharing knowledge, ideas and workflows in exploring for and developing hydrocarbon bearing carbonate reservoirs of the Middle East. The workshop will emphasize case studies involving field scale reservoir characterization to regional scale lithofacies distribution, depositional models and sequence stratigraphy.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2-4 November 2015

Save the date for this AAPG Middle East GTW to be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Watch this web page for updates.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
4-6 October 2015

This workshop is the outgrowth of continued cooperation between AAPG & EAGE to develop a series of multi-disciplined gatherings dedicated to understanding, completing & producing tight sandstone & carbonate reservoirs.

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