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Book Now! Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Available. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) 2020 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) will be held 7–10 June, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. ACE remains a symbol and the intellectual headquarters for providing the technology, science, and skills to help fuel our future. 

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Sponsorships are now available for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists' 2020 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) to be held 7–10 June, in Houston, Texas.

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Exhibit space is available for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists' 2020 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) to be held 7–10 June, in Houston, Texas.

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Congratulations to Paul Weimer, Martha Lou Broussard, Fred Schroeder, Margot and Ned Timbel and the many other AAPG Award Winners who will be recognized at the 2020 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Houston, June 7-10. Paul Weimer is the recipient of the Association’s highest honor, the AAPG Sidney Powers Memorial Award. Martha Lou Broussard joins him at the top of the awardees list as this year’s Michel T. Halbouty Outstanding Leadership Award recipient.

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Explorer Director’s Corner


Producers are feeling the pinch: they’ve got to drill ever more wells to stay ahead of their production declines. Increased production is weighing on crude oil prices – you get the benefit of this supply in resilient markets, but it is shrinking margins and available cashflow to fund this drilling. And at the same time, the financial community is pulling back, restricting access to capital. The industry is reshaping itself yet again in response to new market realities, looking for new ideas and better approaches and operating models.

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Explorer Division Column EMD


Buckminster Fuller, the American designer, inventor and visionary said, “We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.” In the Energy Minerals Division of the AAPG, we hear that calling and embrace it. In our 2019-20 fiscal year, we welcome the return of longtime leaders as well as an influx of new ones to our design team.

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Wind, solar and biofuels have a long way to go before they’re sufficiently reliable to replace fossil fuels as the world’s primary energy source, but in the meantime, carbon capture and storage will play an integral role in the global transition to sustainable energy.

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AAPG functions because of you, the members, and there are many different ways for you to get involved in your organization. Some choose to start in their local affiliated society, working on committees and holding offices within them. Others get involved through leadership and organizing events within the sections and regions. These are the grassroots of our membership, and AAPG leadership is working to strengthen these roots.

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I received my 40-year certificate from AAPG. At the bottom it reads, “In Recognition and Appreciation of your Loyalty to AAPG,” but it is I who should be thanking AAPG for allowing me to be part of this great organization. AAPG allowed me to network and make contacts with smarter people than me and to learn and expand my knowledge base. This is a great profession, and I have found a career in the geological sciences to be extremely rewarding.

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While traveling to various events this summer, I have heard comments that members are glad to see some of the Executive Committee at these events, but wonder why more of the Executive Committee are not present. In years past, the Executive Committee would attend most of the sectional meetings along with the International Conference and Exhibition and Annual Convention and Exhibition.

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Houston, Texas, United States
27 January 2020

Join the Houston Geological Society for the HGS North American Dinner. The event will bring together stakeholders in the sources & uses of the Oil & Gas Private Equity ecosystem. The speaker will explore the state of market prices, the dynamics between sources & uses of Private Equity Funds.

Dinner will be held at the Norris Conference Center, CityCentre. Social Hour from 5:30-6:30, Dinner 6:30-7:30 and Presentations 7:30-9:00.

Pre-registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 27 at 5:00 am. Walkups: $45:00

Houston Texas United States 04 February, 2020 04 February, 2020 54616
Houston, Texas, United States
4 February 2020

Unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs, particularly shale-oil and shale-gas, are the future of the oil industry. It took the oil industry about 160 years, since the first oil well in the USA was drilled in 1859, to master oil production from conventional hydrocarbon reservoirs. Even with that we still face some challenges in deep water drilling, completion, and production as well as enhanced oil recovery from heavy oil carbonates, tar sands, and tight gas sands. 

Lafayette Louisiana United States 30 September, 2020 02 October, 2020 55509
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
30 September - 2 October 2020

Come join us and pass a good time next Fall at GeoGulf 2020 (GCAGS/GCSSEPM) in Lafayette, Louisiana, for an expanded technical program, indoor and outdoor exposition, field trips and short courses, luncheons, and special events, including educational activities for primary and secondary students and teachers!


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In 1991, Gulf Indonesia and its partners discovered South Sumatra Basin’s first major gas field at Dayung in the Corridor PSC. A key feature of this field is that most of the reserves are held within fractured basement rocks of pre-Tertiary age. 

Request a visit from Charles Caughey!

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Position Available
Associate Director, Environmental Division, Bureau of Economic Geology

The Bureau of Economic Geology (Bureau) in the Jackson School at The University of Texas at Austin seeks a highly talented individual to lead its Environmental Research Division.

Three Positions in Sedimentary Geology

The University of Houston Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for three tenure-track positions in the general field of sedimentary geology. Hiring will be at the assistant professor level with up to one hire at the associate professor level.

Travis Adam Helms Travis Adam Helms President (2019-2020) (337) 5199452
Deborah K. Sacrey Deborah K. Sacrey Past President (2019-2020) Auburn Energy (713) 468-3260
James John Willis James John Willis Convention General Chair (2019-2020) GCAGS 3372773652
Bryan Guzman Bryan Guzman Treasurer (2019-2021) TGS (832) 503-4645

The House of Delegates of the AAPG is made up of delegates from affiliated societies and international regions throughout the world. They are selected by popular vote from within their respective areas and serve a three year term.

Who Is My Delegate?

NOTE: Membership in an affiliated society does not necessarily constitute membership in the AAPG and vice versa.

Learn more about affiliated societies of the AAPG

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