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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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Submit your papers today and join us for the sixth edition of the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference. Your insights regarding new and emerging technologies will help to guide the exploration and exploitation of unconventional resources for years to come. Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in the premier science and technology event for teams involved in exploration, appraisal, 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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Knowing the best software and workflows for processing information from drones is vitally important for developing powerful 3D models and accurate maps. Welcome to an interview with Belinda Betancourt Dow, who discusses the specific products she uses in developing maps and models.

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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Stay tuned for registration details - this meeting is shaping up to have a unique, informative and challenging technical program.

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 summer of 2017 is the summer for AAPG and the Visiting Geoscientist Program! Each Tuesday and Thursday, beginning 6 June, join Visiting Geoscientist Fred Schroeder for a one-hour live webinar. The series follows a two-semester course designed and developed by Schroeder to instruct students on the basics of geology and geophysics in the petroleum industry.

Foundation Update

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

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Are you a graduate student researching petroleum, energy-mineral resources or related environmental geology issues? You could be eligible for financial assistance to fund your graduate research.

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 Cape Town International Convention Center will play host to the 24th Annual Africa Oil Week, 23‌-‌27 October 2017. Don’t miss your opportunity to hear content-rich senior-level executive insight from ministers, CEOs, and NOC heads from across the continent.

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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Asia Pacific Region welcomes registrations from regional universities for this prestigious competition.

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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This first-ever AAPG event in Guyana will be held at the Guyana Marriott Georgetown on 6-8 November 2017. Discounted hotel rooms are available on the event website. Space is limited, so book now!

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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Registration for 2018 GEO Conference and Exhibition is now open! Don’t miss out on the early bird rate and register before 5 February 2018.

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