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The latest news and views from around the world, with a focus on the topics that matter most to AAPG members.

Events Blog

This is your source for learning about the opportunities, trends and people shaping AAPG's conferences and conventions. From ACE, ICE and URTeC to APPEX, GEO Convention and IPTC, AAPG’s Promotions and Sales Manager Wade Huntsman and his team bring you the latest event news. You'll also hear from event committee members serving as guest bloggers.

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ACE 2018 marks the 101st year of AAPG. Join the next century of science and innovation by sponsoring ACE Salt Lake City.

Learn! Blog

Learning is important—now more than ever. How do you equip yourself for changing times? How do you deepen and broaden your knowledge? Here is an informal place to find out what we’re doing, what we’re planning, and how we’re listening to you. Dr. Susan Nash, AAPG’s Director of Education and Professional Development, shares the new territory she’s introducing to AAPG with courses and dynamic new workshops. She is also planning more interactive, Web 2.0 offerings. So, give her your input about the best and worst of the wild and woolly world of webinars, Web-based training, and open courseware.

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Innovative graduate programs prepare students to be flexible professionals who possess strong technical backgrounds, as well as the ability to think critically from a number of disciplinary perspectives. Welcome to an interview with Richard Chuchla, Director of the Energy and Earth Resources graduate program at the University of Texas.

wwwUpdate Blog

News, updates, and commentary from all corners of AAPG’s web world. Web Producer Bogdan Michka keeps you up to date on what’s new and exciting around AAPG.ORG and its subsites, with input from AAPG HQ staff including Datapages, GIS-UDRIL, Information Technology and more.

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The AAPG Mid-Continent Section and the Nebraska Geological Society are preparing for the 2018 Biennial Field Conference in October. You have the opportunity to make this conference truly exception! Make a scientific contribution as a presenter or make your impact as a sponsor or exhibitor!

Student Outlook

News and discussion geared toward AAPG’s Student Chapters and their members, maintained by the AAPG Programs Team.
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The AAPG Student Chapter at Industrial University of Tyumen announces its second International Student Conference.

Foundation Update

Updates from the AAPG Foundation, brought to you by the AAPG Programs Team.

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Military veterans and active service members are invited to apply for scholarships now through May 1, 2018.

Energy Policy Blog

Dedicated to where the energy geosciences, public policy, politics, and business meet—both in the United States and abroad.

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The House Natural Resources Committee recently held a hearing to discuss energy development in the Mancos shale formation of the Piceance basin, which is a geographic area that spans Colorado and Utah and much of the resource is located on federal lands. The purpose of the hearing was to highlight the release of a recent U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) assessment which found that the Mancos shale has a large volume of recoverable energy resources.

EMD Blog

Stay up-to-date on EMD news, announcements and events, brought to you by the EMD leadership and AAPG HQ Staff. EMD supports technical program sessions at several of AAPG's meetings including the annual meeting, international meetings and section or region meetings.

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EMD is sponsoring a special forum with DEG titled: "The Next 100 Years of Global Energy Use: Resources, Impacts and Economics", as part of the AAPG Annual Meeting in Houston. The forum will be held on April 4, from 1:15 to 5:05 pm at the George R. Brown Convention Center. This special AAPG 100th Anniversary event is open to the public free of charge. The invited speakers are world renowned experts with diverse backgrounds that will provide a critical review and assessment of global energy use during the next century.

DEG Blog

Stay up-to-date on DEG news, announcements and events. DEG supports technical program sessions at several of AAPG's meetings including the annual meeting, international meetings and section or region meetings. Often, DEG members hear of symposia and workshops of interest to the DEG membership. These are included in this blog.

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The results are in for Division of Environmental Geosciences 2016-17 officer election.

PSGD Blog

Stay up-to-date on PSGD news, announcements and events, brought to you by the PSGD leadership and AAPG HQ Staff.

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The AAPG Petroleum Structure and Geomechanics Division (PSGD) has announced the 2016 Best Paper Awards at the Annual Convention and Exhibition in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Congratulations to William L. Ellsworth, awarded "Best Recent Publication" for "Injection-induced earthquakes, Science, v. 341, DOI: 10.1126/science.1225942".

We thank everyone for nominating the candidates. We also thank Bob Krantz, Bob Hatcher, and Gary Couples for their diligent work on the PSGD Best Paper Committee.

Africa Region Blog

News and announcements from the Lagos office of the AAPG Africa Region, brought to you by Delia Kuye and friends.

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The University of Western Cape AAPG Student Chapter received a truly enlightening Visiting Geoscientist (VG) Lecture delivered by AAPG Africa Region President-Elect Mr. Femi Esan. The lecture was themed around “Geoscience Careers - Opportunities, Threats and Challenges” and was attended by 28 faculty members including the Head of Department, HOD of the earth science department and other geoscience staff.

Asia Pacific Region Blog

News and announcements from the Singapore office of the AAPG Asia Pacific Region, brought to you by Adrienne Pereira and friends.

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The Indonesian Petroleum Association, in conjunction with the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, is offering a Breakfast Talk by William W Symes of Rice University, USA. The talk will be on "Advanced Imaging for Practitioners" and will take place in Jakarta on Friday 9 March, 2018. More details can be found in the PDF document.

Canada Region Blog

News and announcements from the AAPG Canada Region, brought to you by AAPG Headquarters staff.

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Submit your abstract now on one of the six presentation topics to be part of this exciting conference in August 2018. The conference will feature pre- and post-meeting excursions, courses and workshops.

Europe Region Blog

News and announcements from the AAPG Europe Region, brought to you by the London Office staff.

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Meet Gabe Mynheer, Next Generation Deal Making Workshop committee chair.

Latin America & Caribbean Region Blog

News and announcements from the Bogota office of the AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region, brought to you by Emily Smith Llinás and friends.

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Looking for hassle free, cost-effective ways to keep your employees and your company competitive? AAPG can provide you with customized in-house courses offered at reasonable rates.

Middle East Region Blog

News and announcements from the AAPG Middle East Region, brought to you by the Dubai Office staff.

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Featuring oral and poster presentations and breakout sessions, this two-day event will include well-known speakers and timely topics! Check it out now!

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