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Book Now! Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Available. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) 2020 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) will be held 7–10 June, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. ACE remains a symbol and the intellectual headquarters for providing the technology, science, and skills to help fuel our future. 

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Sponsorships are now available for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists' 2020 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) to be held 7–10 June, in Houston, Texas.

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Exhibit space is available for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists' 2020 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) to be held 7–10 June, in Houston, Texas.

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Submit your abstracts today for the AAPG 2020 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas 7–10 June. Your research, knowledge, and expertise helps our geoscience community navigate towards a successful future.  

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As women continue to make inroads and contributions to the once male-dominated oil industry, the West Texas Geology Foundation has taken a new step to encourage more women to enter the field. The foundation established and awarded its first Women in Geoscience Studies scholarship to Alondra Soltero, a graduate student at the University of Texas at El Paso. The Women in Geoscience Studies, or “WinGS” scholarship, established in 2018, is a minimum of $5,000 given to a female candidate studying in a geoscience field from a school in or around the Permian Basin.

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The AAPG Student Poster Competition began in 1996, when a single first-place award was given to Ian Robert Gordon of UT Austin for his poster. Since then, the program has expanded, soon including international schools, leading to 2019, when four awards were given, some to international students. Jack Kenning, a second-year doctoral student in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department at UH, won with a poster entitled “Controls of Cenozoic Mass Transport Deposits on Hydrocarbon Prospectivity of the Mexican Ridges Fold-Belt, Western Gulf of Mexico.”

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As I indicated in my candidate statement, AAPG is a business and our purpose is to provide material to our membership that will help them as professional geologists. As a business, we have to consider the purpose of the Association. The AAPG editor is the de facto scientific leader of the AAPG and my task is to deliver publications that are significant to our membership and to manage the legacy publications.

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Basic. Humble. Old school. Whatever you call them, petrophysical well logs are a workhorse for the oil and gas industry. Today, geoscientists are using machine learning and other artificial intelligence techniques to glean even more information from logs. And a new generation of downhole instruments now provide loggers with more, and more relevant, data

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At the recent URTeC conference, I gave a luncheon talk about the importance of the geology within the Permian Basin as it relates to the unconventional and horizontal plays within the basin. As we move into the “mining stage,” one tends to forget that these plays exist because of the geology. Technology allows us to get the oil out, but the geology put the oil in.

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The Unconventional Resources Technology Conference was held this year in Denver, Colo., and once again, it did not disappoint. It was packed with technical presentations and exhibits and it continued to push boundaries and remain as the premier industry event focused on the latest science and technology in exploration and development of unconventional resources.

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Arlington, Texas, United States
9 January 2020

The AAPG Southwest Section presents the 2020 Bill Hailey Memorial Short Course in Arlington, Texas. Dr. Lesli J. Wood will be speaking on "Subaqueous mass failures: Processes, Deposits and Implications of their occurrence in exploration and production of energy resources".

 

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Abilene, Texas, United States
10 January 2020

The AAPG Southwest Section presents the 2020 Bill Hailey Memorial Short Course in Abilene, Texas. Dr. Lesli J. Wood will be speaking on "Subaqueous mass failures: Processes, Deposits and Implications of their occurrence in exploration and production of energy resources".

 

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Houston, Texas, United States
4 February 2020

Unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs, particularly shale-oil and shale-gas, are the future of the oil industry. It took the oil industry about 160 years, since the first oil well in the USA was drilled in 1859, to master oil production from conventional hydrocarbon reservoirs. Even with that we still face some challenges in deep water drilling, completion, and production as well as enhanced oil recovery from heavy oil carbonates, tar sands, and tight gas sands. 

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Houston, Texas, United States
6 June 2020

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Ruidoso, New Mexico, United States
23-26 June 2020

AAPG Southwest Section Annual Meeting

Dates: June 23-26, 2020
Venue: The Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, New Mexico.
Co-Hosted by the Roswell Geological Society (RGS) and the West Texas Geological Society (WTGS)
Co-Chairs: John Worrall (RGS) and Dexter Harmon (WTGS)
Call for Papers Deadline: June 1, 2020

 

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