Explorer Foundation Update

Emma Giddens was a California girl who fell in love with carbonate rocks, excelled in nearly everything she tried, led her IBA team to a Selley Cup victory and even as a graduate student was known internationally for her “pioneering” research. In fact, professors at three schools marveled at her passion for geology, her intelligence, her kindness and mentorship of fellow students. Tragically, Giddens died shortly after receiving word that her research was being honored with an AAPG Foundation Grant-in-Aid.

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Explorer President’s Column

As I am writing this column, AAPG has just completed its first fully virtual annual meeting – ACE 2020. By most accounts it was very successful. The technical program committee provided a great slate of talks, posters and core studies. The staff placed it on a platform that was easy and fun to use. The whole meeting was a unique virtual experience.

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Events Blog

Nominations are being accepted through 17 September 2020 for the Distinguished Achievement Awards. If you know an individual or company that has made a significant technological, humanitarian, environmental, or leadership contribution to the offshore sector, consider nominating them for the Distinguished Achievement Award.  

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Explorer Foundation Update

Call it unprecedented, call it exciting and unpredictable, call it historic – and you’re right each time. The 2020 Imperial Barrel Award global finals competition was one for the record books – for the first time ever, the entire competition, impacted by the global pandemic that threatened to end it before it began, was held virtually in early June, adding a new chapter in the program’s illustrious history. Indeed, this year’s competition had many firsts – a global pandemic, an entirely virtual competition and the introduction of the IBA Exploration Leadership Series.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

In a world that has seen rock-bottom oil prices, a sharp decline in energy demand, constrained funding for oil and gas and a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the future for unconventional resources looks – Challenging. Although, not too bad. That might seem counter-intuitive, but many analysts say the outlook for unconventionals remains positive even as the oil industry goes through a period of struggle and woe.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

They might have to invent a new designation for the Anadarko Basin: “super-super basin.” An extraordinarily deep basin, it towers far above the standard definition of a Super Basin – a basin containing multiple reservoirs and source rocks with cumulative production of at least 5 billion barrels of oil equivalent, and future production potential of more than 5 billion boe. The Anadarko has all that and more.

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Learn! Blog

CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) and CCUS (Carbon Capture Use and Storage) are playing an increasingly important role in reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Geologists are contributing in several vital ways. Welcome to an interview with Mike Raines, who talks to us today about his experience with carbon capture, use, and storage, and also his view of recent trends and opportunities.

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Events Blog

Join the U-Pitch Technology Showcase at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE), where you can pitch to prospective customers, commercialization partners, and even potential sources of capital. You’ll have a 15-minute block for your brief presentation and questions and answers. Your presentation will also be available on our website, and we’ll continue to introduce you to possible partners and customers. 

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Events Blog

Register now for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) 2020 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE), 7–10 June 2020, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, in Houston, Texas. 

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Webinar
Virtual Webinar
Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Join the Petroleum Systems Technical Interest Group (TIG) for the next session of the AAPG Petroleum Systems Webinar Series, South Atlantic Hydrocarbons Through Space and Time, on Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 8:00 AM (CST). After forty years of investigation, a super-regional view of South Atlantic conjugate basins has been developed, as the set of representative crude oils exceeds 1700 from an initial selection of

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Director, Bureau of Economic Geology and State Geologist of Texas

The Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG) at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) seeks a new Director for the Bureau of Economic Geology (Bureau), the oldest (1909) and second largest (~250 FTE) organized research unit at UT (https://www.beg.utexas.edu/ ). The role of the Director is multifaceted, serving as the chief executive of this dynamic geoscience research unit, which is also the State Geological Survey of Texas. The Director is the State Geologist of Texas.

Jamie Ann Woolsey Jamie Ann Woolsey President (2020-2023) PQ GeoConsulting (479) 650-5067
Douglas Vincent Davis, Jr. Douglas Vincent Davis, Jr. Past President (2019-2023) D-Ex Production Co. (316) 641-4469
Nathan Alan Randolph Nathan Alan Randolph Vice President (2019-2023) Pablo Energy II, LLC (806) 350-3493
John A. Brett, III John A. Brett, III Secretary (2019-2023) Brett Exploration, LLC (405) 620-3000
Tara Lynn Benda Tara Lynn Benda Treasurer (2019-2023) Equus Energy Partners (918) 513-1854

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