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For those of you who have enjoyed a career in exploration and even for those of you new to exploration (particularly IBA alums), AAPG has an opportunity for you to become involved in teaching students in the IBA program to achieve a greater understanding of the basin in which they are exploring for hydrocarbons. That is, to be an industry mentor to a requesting school for a coach, as in the Global Mentor program or to continue to be an IBA coach in 2021 at a previously identified school.   

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Asia Pacific Blog

From basic inspection to maintenance, predicting the corrosion in production pipelines, study production history and history matching in reservoir analysis or even predicting geomechanical parameters for new wells in the same field for drilling programs in exploration, artificial intelligence has all that potential to be adapted in order to enhance the qualities of the oil and gas industry in every particular sector mentioned above or even beyond. In countries especially Asian countries like Indonesia which have a relatively high human population, the demands of energy will keep on rising dynamically with the development of technology and globalization. This situation we are facing would eventually need more efficacy to reach those numbers of demands on energy.

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Explorer Foundation Update

Education has faced unprecedented challenges around the world due to the current global pandemic, but the importance of geoscience education remains a priority for the AAPG Foundation. And thanks to generous donations from AAPG members around the world, the Foundation’s support of Earth Science Week continues this year, just as it has every year since the program’s inception in 1998. Earth Science Week, organized and administered by the American Geosciences Institute, was created to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth sciences by providing learning resources and activities that engage young people around the world.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

There is no question that sweeping technical advancements have pushed the petroleum industry into a new world – one of tremendous data and unimaginable efficiency in exploration and production. Geoscientists who began their careers decades ago hand-drawing maps and relying on hazy 2-D seismic data now plow through piles of detailed digital information, inching closer to the day when dry holes could become the exception rather than the norm. Are upcoming geoscience graduates prepared to enter this rapidly evolving industry? The American Geosciences Institute has reported a significant disparity between the skills of newly graduated geoscience students and their preparedness for the workplace.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

“The public view of the oil industry and geoscience in general is on the low at the moment,” said Mukul R. Bhatia, executive professor and director of the Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems, who added that even some who want to enter the industry have this view. “Enrollment in the geosciences and petroleum engineering courses has declined in most education institutes. The oil and gas development industry is seen as shrinking rather than growing,” he said. Bhatia, a Dan A. Hughes ’51 chair at Texas A&M University, said the challenge of attracting students back to the geosciences is compounded by the challenge of attracting them to the industry’s new frontier, both internally and externally.

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After 13 years of taking teachers into the field, this year’s G-Camp was held virtually in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers said. The program is aimed at 5th through 12th-grade teachers and offers supplemental material for the teachers’ science curriculum. The goal is to have teachers return to the classroom with new knowledge and excited about what they are teaching, and ultimately for “the kids to come to college saying, ‘I want to enroll in geology.’”

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Explorer Article

After 13 years of taking teachers into the field, this year’s G-Camp was held virtually in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers said. The program is aimed at 5th through 12th-grade teachers and offers supplemental material for the teachers’ science curriculum. The goal is to have teachers return to the classroom with new knowledge and excited about what they are teaching, and ultimately for “the kids to come to college saying, ‘I want to enroll in geology.’”

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Explorer Article

Despite advancing technologies that have almost completely digitized most aspects of the oil and gas industry, a geoscientist’s ability to understand hands-on concepts and details from the field perspective is still coveted by employers. A person might have easy access to a calculator to perform basic math functions, so to speak, but the need to understand the concepts of multiplication and division remains paramount. Yet, a 2018 AGI Status of the Geoscience Workforce study found that undergraduate field camp attendance for geoscience students has been decreasing. In addition to obstacles related to time and cost, universities are encountering a new hurdle: a growing bias among students against field work, she added. So how do educators steer students back into the field?

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Explorer Article

AAPG’s Latin America and Caribbean Region started 2020 with a strong lineup of technical and business events. The year 2020 was the year of promise. The Hedberg Conference went well in February, but one of the participants from China canceled travel plans because of a coronavirus outbreak in the country. One month later, the world turned upside down. Countries closed their borders, companies sent workers home, and sponsors canceled support. In-person conferences were not just risky but prohibited in most cases. It was time to go back to the drawing board.

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Latin America Blog

The Venezuela Student and YP Chapters held a 2-week conference and AAPG held the inaugural Energy Opportunities Executive Forum.

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