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Attend the premier event focused on the latest science and technology applied to the exploration, appraisal, analysis, and development of unconventional resources. URTeC remains the only event that brings the entire asset team together under one roof to connect on all things unconventional.

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Don't allow your company to miss the industry's premier science-based conference and marketplace for unconventional exploration, drilling, and production technologies. Secure your sponsorships and book your exhibit space to be a part of the most vibrant and vital integrated science and technology event for unconventional play development.

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Geologists, engineers, geophysicists and entrepreneurs are invited to the Mid-Continent Playmakers Forum on May 11 in Oklahoma City at the headquarters of the Oklahoma Geological Society.

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Michael Collier, this year’s Geosciences in the Media Award winner, has a voracious appetite for knowledge and an eye for geologic beauty.

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Explorer Division Column DPA

 

For the first time since the oil price collapse in November of 2014 and the difficult restructuring of our industry that followed, there are some signs of life returning to the oil patch.

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Explorer Emphasis

 

Fasken Oil and Drilling Info have a data set encompassing hundreds of square miles and thousands of wells, and they’re willing to share.

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Explorer Foundation Update

 

Julie Mitchell, a geology teacher from Erie High School in Erie, Colo., and Hendratta Ali, associate professor of geosciences at the Fort Hays State University (FHSU) in Hays, Kan., have been named the AAPG Foundation’s 2017 Teacher of the Year and this year’s Inspirational Geoscience Educator Award (IGEA) winner, respectively.

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Explorer Historical Highlight

 

A few months after the founding of AAPG in early 1917, the first description of the Wolfcamp Formation was published in the University of Texas Bulletin No. 1753 titled “Notes on the Geology of the Glass Mountains” by J. A. Udden, on Sept. 20, 1917.

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Explorer Policy Watch

 

AAPG has joined with other associations to form the Geopolicy Working Group to create “Geoscience Policy Recommendations for the New Administration and the 115th Congress.”

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Explorer President’s Column

 

“It is not the strongest that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” This quote has been on my mind this year because being president of AAPG has been an exercise in adapting to change.

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Field Seminar

Casper Wyoming United States 18 August, 2017 22 August, 2017 33928
 
Casper, Wyoming, United States
18-22 August 2017

The primary goal of the AAPG Astrogeology Committee is to emphasize the use of geosciences in the development of off-world exploration energy and other natural resources for development in the foreseeable future. This is under the guidance and input provided by previous NASA geologist astronauts, Dr. Harrison “Jack” Schmitt and Dr. James “Jim” Reilly and by industry professionals.

Forum

Oklahoma City Oklahoma United States 11 May, 2017 11 May, 2017 37633
 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
11 May 2017

The AAPG Division of Professional Affairs is providing new opportunities for professional development and networking through our new Playmakers forums. The primary purpose of these forums is to bring leaders from industry to present their ideas, successes and even failures in developing new plays. A secondary purpose is to provide training for professionals in prospect generation and presentations. The key to the success of Playmaker’s is most of the speakers are predominantly invited, technical experts on active plays

Short Course

Houston Texas United States 29 April, 2017 29 April, 2017 37579
 
Houston, Texas, United States
29 April 2017

This 1-day course is designed to provide participants with a modern appreciation of the full spectrum of deep-water reservoirs, their mechanisms of transport and deposition, their stratigraphic architecture, their predictive characteristics, and their 3D heterogeneity.

Houston Texas United States 29 April, 2017 29 April, 2017 37582
 
Houston, Texas, United States
29 April 2017

This course is based on the systematic, comparative interpretation of modern, long offset, regional seismic profiles with time and depth migration and several suites of selected 3D data in the deep-water realm from around the world ...

Workshop

Houston Texas United States 23 May, 2017 24 May, 2017 37585
 
Houston, Texas, United States
23-24 May 2017

The goal of this Geosciences Technology Workshop is to identify and describe how drones and UAVs using new sensors and analytics may help optimize the exploration and production of oil and gas, and to reduce costs and find innovative cost-saving solutions for problems.

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Natural gas hydrates are naturally occurring combinations of water and natural gas (mainly methane) that form under conditions of high pressure and low temperature. They are known to be widespread in permafrost regions and in deepwater sediments of outer continental margins. It is generally accepted that the amount of natural gas contained in the world's hydrate accumulations greatly exceeds the volume of known conventional gas reserves, and can be commercially produced by adapting existing conventional oil and gas production technology. 

The global resource potential of gas hydrate is in the range of many thousands of trillion cubic feet (Tcf). By comparison, the current annual global demand for natural gas is approximately 117 Tcf. While the current natural gas glut has slowed industry interest in North America, other nations are pressing forward. The 2013 production test in Japan demonstrated the technical feasibility of hydrate production, and commercial production is planned there for 2017. India, South Korea, and China are in close pursuit. The U.S. hydrate program received renewed focus in 2014.

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