The Michel T. Halbouty lecture series – funded by the AAPG Foundation – is an ongoing special event at the International Meeting for Applied Geoscience and Energy. Lecture topics are designed to focus either on wildcat exploration in any part of the world where major discoveries might contribute significantly to petroleum reserves, or space exploration where astrogeological knowledge would further mankind’s ability to develop resources on Earth and in the Solar System.
Michel T. Halbouty was a visionary: a rare and unique legend in geoscience, as well as in business, who epitomized the role of “The Explorer” in resource discovery and exploitation. In fact, one of his 350+ publications was titled “Exploration into the New Millennium.”
The objective of this talk is to share insights into how an exploration mindset like Halbouty’s can be expanded and applied to many aspects of energy and the environment. Decarbonization is a global priority, so “let’s explore” how geoscientists can and will play key roles in the invention and the application of technologies to help society progress in this collective quest.