Events Blog

Register now for the 2019 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE), held 19-22 May 2019, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, and save your seats for these training events.

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Events Blog

Register now for the 2019 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE), held 19-22 May 2019, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. 

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Events Blog

Learn how machine learning and analytics are transforming the way that the industry explores for and produces oil and gas with these two training events.  

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer President’s Column

Six months have passed since I started writing and speaking on sustainable development. While writing this column at the end of the year for publication in the January EXPLORER to start the new year, it seems appropriate to take a closer look at sustainable development and petroleum basins from both past and future perspectives.

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Explorer Division Column DPA

What are your resolutions for the new year? I have two suggestions. First, get involved and stay involved with the AAPG. Second, seek certification from the AAPG Division of Professional Affairs. You will not regret keeping these resolutions. It is an investment in your career.  

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Explorer Article

The Energy Minerals Division celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2002. The Division emphasized to the AAPG membership that it was AAPG’s center of activity on energy minerals and unconventional energy resources. EMD originally focused primarily on coal, uranium, geothermal energy, oil shales and tar sands. However, its focus expanded and in 2002, EMD’s most active unconventional resource areas were coalbed methane, gas hydrates, and unconventional energy economics.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Mountains and beaches. Colonial cities, farming communities, indigenous villages. Central Eastern Mexico is full of diverse cultures and landscapes. It is also home to the Tampico-Misantla super basin, a 25,000-square-kilometer area that has produced oil since 1869.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Its present lull notwithstanding, the Permian Basin has been a production behemoth for years. The archetypal super basin in West Texas is the primary growth driver in U.S. oil production and may become the largest oil patch in the world over the next decade.

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Explorer Article

Earlier this year, in a surprise move, the Texas Sunset Advisory Committee recommended to eliminate the Texas Board of Professional Geology and repeal the Texas Geoscience Practice Act. Local Texas geoscience organizations and societies mobilized quickly to protest this decision and move forward.

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Explorer Geophysical Corner

Generally, the fine-grained shale rocks are found to be composed of 50 to 70 percent clay, anywhere between 25 to 40 percent silt- and clay-sized quartz, and 5 percent of minerals including feldspars and carbonates, comprising the total rock volume. A variety of techniques such as X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy and electron microscopy are available, which help us understand the type of clay minerals present in a shale sample.

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Workshop
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Tuesday, 21 February Wednesday, 22 February 2023, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

This workshop will be held Feb 21-22 in Oklahoma City, and will bring together industry practitioners, government and state agencies, nonprofit and academic institutions in a first of its kind event that will spark new ideas, motivate interdisciplinary and multi institutional collaboration and support the establishment of best practices for cleaning up and repurposing wells across the nation.

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Jerry Hickman Jerry L. Hickman President (2022-2023) JLH Geophysical Services (512) 751-7527
No Image Ron Stillwell President Elect(2022-2023) Stillwell Energy (325) 668-9562
No Image Sandra Elliott Vice President (2022-2023) SM Energy (432) 935-2075
Paul H. Pause Paul H. Pausé Past President(2022-2023) Independent (432) 664-4938
No Image Mark N. Varhaug Secretary (2022-2023) Beacon Hill Energy (214) 549-0456
No Image Stephen Denham Treasurer (2022-2023) Colgate Energy (405) 921-1587
Nicolas Brisette Nicolas Brissette Advisory Counselor (2022-2023) MDC Texas Energy (940) 256-3305

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