Bulletin Article

 
Apatite fission track (AFT) and vitrinite reflectance data from five exploration wells and three seafloor cores illuminate the thermal history of the underexplored United States Chukchi shelf. On the northeastern shelf, Triassic strata in the Chevron 1 Diamond well record apatite annealing followed by cooling, possibly during the Triassic to Middle Jurassic, which is a thermal history likely related to Canada Basin rifting.
Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/Feldspar-dissolution-authigenic-clays-and-quartz.jpg?width=100&h=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true 26668
 
The prolific Los Angeles basin in California may be the most petroliferous province on Earth per volume of sedimentary fill. However, because most exploration in the basin occurred prior to the advent of modern geochemical methods, genetic relationships among the various petroleum accumulations and their source rocks have remained speculative.
Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/Feldspar-dissolution-authigenic-clays-and-quartz.jpg?width=100&h=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true 26670

Explorer Article

 

With Shell abandoning its exploration plans in the Chukchi Sea in September and Statoil following suit in November, many might believe that the North Slope Basin off the northern coast of Alaska has been condemned. Yet those who have put decades into studying the geology of Alaska’s North Slope and Outer Continental Shelf believe the opposite.

Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/where-did-shell-go-wrong-in-the-arctic-hero.jpg?width=100&h=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true 26735
 
AAPG is the largest geoscience organization in the free world, and its members know more about frontier areas now being explored than anyone else. Part of our scientific responsibility is to act as advisers, not advocates for one political stand – either for or against climate change. AAPG needs to be part of the conversation.
Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/explorer-hero-2016-01jan.jpg?width=100&h=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true 24599
 
Since the dramatic expansion of AAPG/ AAPG Foundation’s Visiting Geoscientist program in the fall of 2014, thousands of students around the globe have benefited from it.
Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/explorer-hero-2016-01jan.jpg?width=100&h=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true 24603

Explorer Division Column DPA

 
In the interest of continuing my theme of “Spreading the Word” about AAPG’s Division of Professional Affairs, here’s an update on some exciting events organized by DPA members for the spring of 2016. Many of you may be familiar with the Playmaker concept, as we have previously held five very successful events.
Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/canich-michael.jpg?width=100&h=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true 24628

Explorer Division Column EMD

 

The Energy and Minerals Division of the AAPG focuses on unconventional hydrocarbon energy resources, such as coalbed methane and gas hydrates and alternative energy resources, such as coal, uranium and geothermal energy. These resources are important to members of AAPG.

Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/morgan-paul-2016-02feb.jpg?width=100&h=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true 26763

Explorer Emphasis

 
While many are working to forecast when the price of oil might reach $80 a barrel again, renowned international strategist and geopolitical analyst Peter Zeihan, the author of “The Accidental Superpower,” predicts in stunning detail the rising and declining energy plays of 2025 and the countries that will ultimately triumph as the world’s leading producers.
Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/who-will-rule-the-world-oil-market-over-the-next-decade-hero.jpg?width=100&h=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true 24620

Explorer Policy Watch

 

Three outer continental shelf (OCS) oil and gas issues were prominent in 2015 policy debates and will continue in the policy limelight in 2016 as the federal government moves to release final versions of the permits, plans and rules.

Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/allison-eddie-2016-02feb.jpg?width=100&h=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true 26768
 

For over two years Congress has complained about delays in the government permitting process for liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals, and several bills were introduced to accelerate the processing of natural gas export applications.

Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/explorer-cover-2015-12dec.jpg?width=100&h=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true 24188

15 February, 2016 29 April, 2016 23055
 
15 February - 29 April 2016

The winning team's PowerPoint presentation must be sent to Mike Mlynek by the IBA Coordinator directly after the Region's event. Exceptions to this deadline date must be filed with the IBA Committee by 21 December 2015.

Bakersfield California United States 01 April, 2016 01 April, 2016 23556
 
Bakersfield, California, United States
1 April 2016

For additional details, please contact Cynthia A. Huggins

Santa Barbara California United States 03 April, 2016 08 April, 2016 11906
 
Santa Barbara, California, United States
3-8 April 2016

NOTE: New Date!!

The conference aims to bring together professionals from academia, government agencies and industry who are actively involved in pushing the technical limits and application of basin modeling.

Palo Alto California United States 13 June, 2016 18 June, 2016 46
 
Palo Alto, California, United States
13-18 June 2016

This six-day field seminar is designed to provide participants with an appreciation of the broad range of deep-water reservoir facies, the mechanisms by which they were deposited, their predictive attributes, their reservoir heterogeneity and their stratigraphic architecture.

Calgary Alberta Canada 17 June, 2016 18 June, 2016 22649
 
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
17-18 June 2016

Calgary Alberta Canada 19 June, 2016 19 June, 2016 23057
 
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
19 June 2016

Las Vegas Nevada United States 02 October, 2016 05 October, 2016 14322
 
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2-5 October 2016

Save the Date for the joint AAPG Rocky Mountain Section-AAPG Pacific Section Meeting. Watch the website for details to come. 

Coming Soon

Check back often. "Find an Expert" feature is coming online soon!

Kurt Edward Neher Kurt Edward Neher President (2015-2016) California Resources Corporation (661) 412-5203
John Thomas Williams John Thomas Williams Past President (2015-2016) Petrolog Inc (805) 231-3793
Robert A. Horton, Jr. Robert A. Horton, Jr. President Elect (2015-2016) Cal. State Univ. (Bksfd) (661) 654-3059
Laura Merrill Bazeley Laura Merrill Bazeley Vice President (2015-2016) WZI Inc. (661) 326-1112
Shane Michael Peterson Shane Michael Peterson Secretary (2015-2016) Chevron (920) 246-2562
Rebecca Michelle DeMarais Rebecca Michelle DeMarais Treasurer (2015-2016) California Resources Corporation (661) 412-5118
Lisa Ann Alpert Lisa Ann Alpert Treasurer Elect (2015-2016) Aera Energy LLC 661-665-5557
Vaughn Grant Thompson Vaughn Grant Thompson Editor-in-Chief (2014-2016) California Resources Corporation (661) 633-4748
Stephen Anthony Reid Stephen Anthony Reid Advisory Counselor (2015-2018) California Resources Corporation (661) 412-5467

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