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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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Last chance to participate at ICE London to experience unmatched global, regional and local expertise, innovations, and connections. Whether you're looking for face time with leading geoscience professionals or wanting to gain global brand exposure, you can't afford to miss ICE London.

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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Division of Environmental Geosciences members have an opportunity to help solve the mystery of freshwater contamination in northern Oklahoma, share experiences at AAPG’s 2018 Annual Convention and Exhibition in Salt Lake City, and to help propose funded studies.

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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Do you know a dedicated and inspiring K-12 Earth science teacher who is influencing the next generation of geoscientists? Nominations and applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Teacher of the Year.

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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This exciting geosciences technology workshop is only six weeks away. Don't miss out, register today!

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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AAPG's first Geosciences Technology Workshop in India promises a strong technical program for its two-day multidisciplinary focus on up-to-date geo-scientific and technological information. The themes will address the scientific, technological and commercial issues facing companies and the industry at large.

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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APPEX Global 2017 Chairman, Mike Lakin, recently wrote an article “Global Upstream A&D: is it two steps back… one step forward – or are we beginning to see signs of recovery?” , this also reviewed the most recent APPEX Global conference held in London at the end of February. The article has now been published in GeoExpro (pg. 9).

You can read it HERE

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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Join geoscientists, engineers and technology experts as they share strategies and solutions for operating efficiently and effectively during challenging economic times.

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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