Explorer Director’s Corner

The application of technology and analytical techniques has always been a hallmark of our profession, but this year ACE had special sessions dedicated to machine learning and AI in petroleum geoscience. The trend toward increased automation and greater efficiency in our workflows will affect how the petroleum explorationist works in the decades to come. Helping our members prepare for this future is something to which AAPG is committed.

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Explorer Geophysical Corner

Prestack simultaneous impedance inversion was introduced at the turn of this century with the objective of characterization of target rock intervals in terms of elastic properties, which in turn could be associated with petrophysical properties such as porosity, fluid saturation and volume of shale.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Digital transformation, including data management, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence are already at work in many industries, including retail and healthcare. And, many of these industries have learned that there is a commonality in the data collection, management, processing, manipulation and reporting they all do. It is a phenomenon the oil and gas sector has been slow to embrace, even though its needs are not all that different from those of these other fields.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

The concept of digital transformation in the oil and gas industry gets talked about a lot these days, even though the phrase seems to have little specific meaning. So, will there really be some kind of extensive cyber-transformation of the industry over the next decade? “No,” said Tom Smith, president and CEO of Geophysical Insights in Houston. Instead, it will happen “over the next three years,” he predicted.

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EMD Blog

Tuesday May 21, 2019 7:15 pm – 9 pm Room 214 A in the San Antonio Convention Center. It is on the Meeting Room level of the convention center. This year we are focusing on how much petroleum comes from come from outside the landing zone / reservoir (and the implications for inventory, spacing, etc.). The first three talks address this issue as well as the problems associated with geochemical techniques that attempt to quantify out-of-zone flow. Alton Brown will follow with a talk that builds on last year’s conversation about pressure generation during petroleum generation and explusion. 

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Explorer Article

Call it an exploration recovery. Call it a rebound. But it feels like the oil and gas industry is returning to health in fits and starts. That could be because the patient was sicker than we realize. Any measure of how far exploration has come back should take into consideration how far back it started.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Hydraulic fracturing and earthquakes, volcanoes and climate change. Hardly a day goes by without geological issues of some kind or another making the news. The pervasiveness of social media makes members of the public more likely than ever to voice their opinion about these topics and to share information that may or may not be accurate. So what is a geoscientist’s role in this increasingly connected society? Who is responsible for answering tough questions about the energy sector’s impact on the environment? Iain Stewart is an expert on these questions.

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Learn! Blog

Welcome to an interview with Tom Glover, Senior Industry Analyst of Upstream Intelligence, the organizers of the Data-Driven Drilling and Production (DDDP) conference, which takes place in Houston in June. The conference features industry decision-makers who work with data scientists who use new analytics to optimize upstream and midstream operations.

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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.  

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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.   

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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
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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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