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The technical program is in place for the third annual Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC), which will be held July 20-22 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, and there’s still time to save $100 by registering before June 8.
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The semi-finals are completed. Twelve teams from around the world have their eyes set on Denver to participate in the finals of the 2015 AAPG/AAPG Foundation Imperial Barrel Award competition.
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The technical program is now in place and registrations are being accepted for the third annual Unconventional Resources Technology (URTeC) Conference, which will be held July 20-22 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.
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Explorer Emphasis

 
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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Several governors and elected officials will be on hand to discuss the future of coastal energy exploration during a panel discussion at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston next month. Speakers will include North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, chairman of the Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition.
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With technical sessions designed to have cross-discipline appeal across the industry, Buford Pollett, chairman of the AAPG technical subcommittee for OTC, said this year’s topics were specifically chosen to attract a broad spectrum of professionals.
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Page through the 11,481 technical papers presented at each Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) since its 1969 inception, and the history of exploration and development primarily in the Gulf of Mexico unfolds in one long narrative – replete with human ingenuity, perseverance and accomplishment.
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Explorer Historical Highlight

 

I must have tugged on his coattails. Actually, I don’t really remember how it all came about. But at the 1951 Spindletop 50th anniversary celebration in Beaumont, Texas, I, a 10-year-old schoolgirl, somehow found myself talking to Allen William “Al” Hamill, one of the drillers of the famed Lucas Gusher – the well brought in 50 years before, January 10, 1901, on the low mound just south of town that came to be known as Spindletop Hill.

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Learn! Blog

 
Update your knowledge on world shale plays and take advantage of new opportunities using new technologies / techniques which you will learn with us at the AAPG International Shale Plays Workshop, 28-29 April 2015.
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Houston, Texas, United States
18-20 August 2015

Here is an introduction to the tools and techniques that geologists and geophysicists use to locate gas and oil, that drillers use to drill the wells and that petroleum engineers use to test and complete the wells and produce the gas and oil. Exercises throughout the course provide practical experience in well log correlation, contouring, interpretation of surface and subsurface, contoured maps, seismic interpretation, well log interpretation, and decline curve analysis.

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Houston, Texas, United States
20-22 September 2015
The 65th Annual GCAGS convention will feature Gulf Coast area oil, gas, and environmental topics, with the intent that Gulf Coast geoscientists will expand their technical training, knowledge and networking during the convention. GCSSEPM will be organizing oral talks, posters, judging and the SEPM awards program.
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Houston, Texas, United States
9-10 November 2015

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

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Houston, Texas, United States
12 November 2015

Through applied mineralogy, the student will learn what questions are relevant when formulating a work flow for a project, when evaluating real data, or when trying to figure out what might have “gone wrong” during a project.

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Houston, Texas, United States
1-4 December 2015
This course is designed to give participants the basic working tools to explore and develop hydrocarbons in salt basins. Because no two basins are alike, the focus is on understanding the processes and styles of salt-related deformation. At course completion participants should be able to under the depositional setting of layered evaporites, describe the mechanics of salt flow, interpret salt and stratal geometries associated with diapirs, salt welds, and minibasins, and assess more accurately the risks in the exploration of salt basins.
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Houston, Texas, United States
1-3 December 2015

Here is an introduction to the tools and techniques that geologists and geophysicists use to locate gas and oil, that drillers use to drill the wells and that petroleum engineers use to test and complete the wells and produce the gas and oil. Exercises throughout the course provide practical experience in well log correlation, contouring, interpretation of surface and subsurface, contoured maps, seismic interpretation, well log interpretation, and decline curve analysis.

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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
16-20 September 2016

Save the date for the 2016 Gulf Coast Association Geological Societies (GCAGS) Annual Meeting. Watch the website for details to come.

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