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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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URTeC is headed to Houston, 23-25 July 2018, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Take your brand to new heights by aligning with the premier event focused on the latest science and technology applied to exploration and development of unconventional resources.

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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This workshop will bring the attendees up to date with the latest academic and case-studies from the field of advanced surface logging technologies.

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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Were you affected by the Gulf Coast hurricanes? Then you qualify for reduced registration cost.

Student Outlook

News and discussion geared toward AAPG’s Student Chapters and their members, maintained by the AAPG Programs Team.
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Who inspired you to study geoscience? AAPG and the AAPG Foundation are seeking nominations and applications for the 2018 Teach of the Year. The entry deadline is Jan. 15, 2018.

Foundation Update

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

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It is possible that one of the 120 available research grants - but only if you submit your application and endorsements by 1 December 2017.

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

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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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AAPG Geotechnical Workshop, GTW investigating the Paleozoic hydrocarbon potential of North Africa was successfully held in the beautiful city of Marrakech, Morocco.

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 AAPG Universitas Gadjah Mada Student Chapter has once again presented the International Energy Summit (IES), an annual event which was inspired by the chapter's concern about future energy needs. IES was developed by sharing knowledge, the state of research and experience about petroleum energy issues. The concept of this year's event was a one-day course as well as discussion sessions, which pondered on the Oil Price Process and Regulation Difference: Decision in the Middle of Crisis as the main theme.

Canada Region Blog

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

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Charles Sternbach’s keynote address to the CSPG and AAPG Canada Region’s monthly luncheon this week was "The Permian Basin (Prototype Super Basins) and Other Super Basins: Discovery Thinking, Innovation and Lessons". It was a terrific talk, presented to a great gathering.

Europe Region Blog

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

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Reservations for exhibit booths are being taken for APPEX Global 2018. Sign up now to secure the best space for your company.

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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AAPG "Decision Based Integrated Modeling” GTW took place from 30 October - 1 November 2017 at the Al Bandar Hotel, Shangri La Resort, Muscat, Oman.

Unlike many workshops which focus on new technologies for doing “this” or “that”, this workshop focused on “doing the right thing” for the “right reasons”.

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