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January and early February are going to be busy months for AAPG’s Distinguished Lecture program, with several speakers set to make tours.

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Action is ongoing in the late Ordovicianage Utica shale play in the northeastern United States, despite the drilling pullback in shale plays overall owing to the global downturn in crude oil prices.
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When the initial Discovery Thinking forum debuted in San Antonio at the 2008 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, it garnered high marks from attendees. Still, who could have known that this initial forum would be the harbinger of such an amazingly successful and long-running program?
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Feisty. Funny. Determined. Competitive. Brilliant. Generous. The words used to describe Harris in advance of her posthumously receiving the AAPG Harrison Schmitt Award at the upcoming ACE in Denver.
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Kitty L. Milliken wins not one, but two major AAPG awards for her groundbreaking research— the Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award and the Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award.
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Petroleum industry players expend considerable energy, money and time adhering to federal government dictates. Additionally, they are constantly on the alert for newer policies and restrictions that might affect them– particularly in the U.S. offshore environment.
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Innumerable geoscientists worldwide are familiar with the AAPG Giant Oil Fields publications. These AAPG members are spearheading the effort to compile “Giant Oil and Gas Fields of the Decade 2000-2010” featuring papers covering fields in areas around the globe.

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In the numerous histories written of the development of natural gas and oil in the United States, one name rarely encountered is that of Preston Barmore. This oversight likely is more a reflection of the sadly short life of this unassuming young man rather than any lack of contribution on his part to the burgeoning hydrocarbon industry of the late 19th century.
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After sponsoring several successful networking events over the years, the Young Professionals (YP) Committee has a pretty good idea of what draws a crowd.

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Watkins Glen New York United States 15 June, 2015 19 June, 2015 147
 
Watkins Glen, New York, United States
15-19 June 2015

The attendee will gain a working knowledge concerning how faults and fractures develop and their terminology, methodologies utilized in collecting and analyzing fracture data, characteristics of faults and fractures that affect the sedimentary units (including black shales) in the northern Appalachian Basin of New York state, and tectonics that led to the formation of the structures in the northern Appalachian Basin and the adjacent Appalachian Orogen.

Columbia South Carolina United States 08 September, 2015 14 September, 2015 13368
 
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
8-14 September 2015

This field seminar offers an excellent opportunity for the students to walk on a variety of modern terrigenous clastic depositional systems while observing sedimentary processes, modern sedimentary structures, and numerous trenches illuminating the three-dimensional architecture of each area.

Indianapolis Indiana United States 20 September, 2015 22 September, 2015 12826
 
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
20-22 September 2015

Indianapolis has a central location between the Illinois, Michigan and Appalachian basins and the Cincinnati, Kankakee and Finley arches, great interstate, rail and airplane access, and has been called “The Crossroads of America” due to the many intersecting transportation corridors. The historic and renovated Union Station Train Station is a popular and unique location for many meetings and events, and the adjacent former railroad head house has been converted into a modern hotel including renovated Pullman sleeping cars.  Many restaurants, clubs, hotels, shopping  and other attractions are within a few blocks.  Indianapolis is the state capital, and a cultural and business hub, with many colleges and universities in Indy and nearby.

Houston Texas United States 09 November, 2015 10 November, 2015 17725
 
Houston, Texas, United States
9-10 November 2015

This course summarizes the major advances and current controversies in dolomite research.

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