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Thanks to continuing advances in reservoir characterization, technology and innovative thinking, many oil fields around the globe have “grown larger” in recent decades. John Sneider, president of Sneider Exploration Inc., documented examples of mature field growth 20 years ago and recently revisited the topic to focus on mature giant fields. This updated analysis is detailed in chapter 4 of the new AAPG Memoir 125: “Giant Fields of the Decade: 2010 – 2020.”

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Explorer Foundation Update

Jim McGhay was still a young geologist when he first realized there was a larger purpose to his career than achieving and maintaining personal success – and that purpose included the AAPG Foundation. That mission – built solidly on starting, growing and supporting educational and scientific activities in the field of geology – continues to define McGhay’s life, albeit now in a new and much more active role: He recently was elected chair of the AAPG Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

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Explorer Geophysical Corner

The estimated hydrocarbon reserves around the world, when produced, can keep us going for the next several decades. But scientific records and our own experiences are enough evidence that climate change is indeed happening. Addressing it requires energy extraction from non-fossil fuels. One such resource is the natural heat of the Earth, or geothermal energy.

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Explorer Article

Producers finally got some relief in 2021. Oil and gas prices recovered from their pandemic lows and remained at high levels through most of the year, as increased production could not keep pace with a global demand recovery. It was a year when higher prices helped energy producers strengthen their balance sheets and improve their bottom lines.

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Explorer Article

While the COVID-19 pandemic ground the world to a halt in 2020, crisis led to creativity and opportunity in many parts of the world. For four geoscientists in Colombia, the pandemic became the perfect time to serve their country and their profession. In May 2020, two weeks after oil prices dropped below zero, Colombia’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation launched a bidding contest allocating nearly $3 million to finance geoscience research projects for the hydrocarbon sector.

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One of the more provocative but less publicized initiatives introduced at the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow is an international effort to end oil and gas exploration and production. The Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance, created by Denmark and Costa Rica, officially launched its program at COP26.

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Middle East Blog

They did it again! SQU has been awarded 2nd place (the Selley Cup) at the finals of AAPG's Imperial Barrel Award Competition which took place last Saturday 22 May. Our most sincere congratulations to our dearest students Salma Al Rahbi, Thuraiya Al Harthi, Said Al Farsi, Marwa Al Hadhrami and Iman al Fazari for such a great performance and to their faculty advisor, Khalil Al Hooti, for leading the team towards success.

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Explorer Article

The results are in for the AAPG officer election for the president-elect, vice president – regions, and secretary. Thank you for your voting participation!

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Explorer Article

In 2007, the first AAPG/AAPG Foundation Imperial Barrel Award competition was held at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Long Beach, Calif. The program was the brainchild of AAPG Honorary Member Steve Veal, who was at the time director of the Europe Region office, located in the Geology Department of Imperial College, Royal School of Mines, University of London. Professor Howard Johnson had invited Veal to be a member of a panel to judge an internal technical competition called the Imperial Barrel Award, with teams from the petroleum geology master’s degree program. The “barrel” in the title was not a barrel of oil, but a barrel of beer, which was given to the winning team by the Petroleum Society of Great Britain, an AAPG affiliated society.

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Asia Pacific Blog

The AAPG Asia Pacific Region is proud to announce our Top Three teams for our 2021 IBA competition: Congratulations to our Winning Team – UNIVERSITY OF KARACHI, PAKISTAN. They will go on to represent out region in the IBA2021 International Finals to be held virtually in May 2021. 2nd Place: INSTITUTE TEKNOLOGI BANDUNG, Indonesia. Third place: UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI PETRONAS, MALAYSIA.

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