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Network! Get inspired! Join other women of the earth sciences and the men who support them at the AAPG PROWESS-AWG-SEG Networking Reception before the AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition begins.

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Explorer Article

 
It’s time to pay your annual AAPG membership dues – and those attending the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Denver can do so quickly and easily at the AAPG Center.
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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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Explorer Director’s Corner

 
I don’t want to completely dismiss the role of flashes of insight. But to borrow an old saw, we may miss scientific discoveries because they’re dressed in overalls and disguised as hard work.
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Explorer Emphasis

 
An intriguing program is afoot to assess the hydrocarbon potential of the Niobrara in south-central South Dakota. The assessment program was initiated in 2012, when the American Indian Higher Education Consortium funded a cooperative education program between the Sinte Gleska University on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T).
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The Wattenberg Field north of Denver has become a big deal in the industry since its discovery in 1970 by Amoco Production Company. It’s a twofer, kicking out both oil and natural gas. To many, mention of the field conjures up thoughts of the upper Cretaceous Niobrara shale, which is a prolific producer there, along with other geologic formations. The Codell sandstone, for example, is a major pay in this giant field.
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Some might argue that not much has changed in Colorado politics over the last year – except for the fact that the battle to ban drilling by certain groups has escalated from the local to statewide level.
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“A Brief History of Colorado Through Time,” which dramatically and creatively shows how the state’s famous landscapes evolved through geologic time, will premiere at ACE in Denver as part of the opening session festivities.
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Best-selling author Simon Winchester will be the featured speaker at the All-Convention Luncheon in Denver, but that’s not the only special luncheon that’s planned for the upcoming AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition.
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Jacqueline Bath, a geosciences teacher at ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch, Colo., has been named the AAPG Foundation’s 2015 Teacher of the Year.
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Field Seminar

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Denver, Colorado, United States
4-7 June 2015
This trip provides a unique opportunity to visit some of the classic Green River source rock localities in both the Central and Eastern the Uinta Basin. In addition, we will sample and observe unusual solid bitumen deposits, tar sands, natural oil seeps and a CO2-charged geyser.
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Golden, Colorado, United States
4-6 June 2015
This three-day field trip will examine examples of tight-oil reservoirs (Cretaceous Niobrara Formation, Codell member of Carlile Formation from the Denver and North Park basins), tight-gas reservoirs (Cretaceous J Sandstone, Codell and Williams Fork Sandstone, from both the Denver and Piceance basins), CBM reservoirs (Cretaceous Cameo Coals from the Piceance Basin) and potential oil shale resources (Green River Formation of the Piceance Basin).

Short Course

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Denver, Colorado, United States
4 June 2015

This one-day course will review state-of-the-art techniques for characterizing mudrock reservoirs at the pore scale. Shale/mudrock structure and pore systems will be emphasized. It will conclude with applications of shale reservoir characterization using pore-scale imaging.

Lakewood Colorado United States 04 June, 2015 04 June, 2015 14638
 
Lakewood, Colorado, United States
4 June 2015

This course will focus on Cretaceous sandstones in the Powder River and D-J Basins, including the Turner, Codell, Shannon, Sussex, and Parkman Sandstones. Cores from both the USGS and company collections will be presented.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
4 June 2015
This course will focus on practical techniques to investigate and optimize fracture treatments. Participants in this course will have access to more than 200 published field studies in which the productivity and profitability of fields have been improved by altering the treatment design.
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