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Coming Soon to Your Desk

Coming soon to your desk: Dozens of opportunities for you to become an even-better professional geologist.

The 2008 AAPG education calendar is in its final production stages and will be mailed shortly, offering a year’s worth of classroom courses, field trips and online courses to help members maintain their technical and intellectual edge.

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Northern exposure: Alaska's Ivotuk Hills, about 100 miles southerwest of Umiat at Lisburne well location, adjacent to southern NPRA. AAPG's 2008 field trip program will offer an encore presentation of the popular Alaska GeoTour, giving participants another opportunity to visit, view and study the impressive geology of Alaska. Details on this and all AAPG education department courses and trips are being compiled and will be available shortly to members.

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Coming soon to your desk: Dozens of opportunities for you to become an even-better professional geologist.

The 2008 AAPG education calendar is in its final production stages and will be mailed shortly, offering a year’s worth of classroom courses, field trips and online courses to help members maintain their technical and intellectual edge.

Among the season’s highlights is the Winter Education Conference, set for February in Houston and offering six new courses – including three with a personal/business slant:

  • Thinking on Your Feet.
  • Creativity in Exploration.
  • Principles of Career Success as a Professional Geologist.

Other new WEC courses are:

  • Geologic Interpretation of Seismic Data.
  • Formation Evaluation of Thinly-Bedded Reservoirs.
  • Assessment of Unconventional Shale Resources Using Geochemistry.

That’s only the start of a year of educational opportunities. Other offerings will include:

  • The annual Fall Education Conference in September (Houston), built on the theme “Structural Geology.”
  • For the GeoTour program, a return of the popular Grand Canyon, Alaska and Lewis and Clark trips.
  • Three new field seminars, on Deepwater Clastic Deposits; Applied Paleozoic Carbonate Platforms; and Submarine Canyons, Channels, Fans and Deepwater Sequence Stratigraphy.

Also new to the short course schedule are:

  • Exploring for Stratigraphic Traps Using Pressure/Depth Plots & Salinities.
  • Multi-Component Seismic Stratigraphy.
  • Risk Analysis and Decision-Making in E&P: From Evaluating Plays and Prospects to Efficient Appraisal and Development.

Add those to the 28 or so returning favorites and you have a season that offers something that can help any and all members.

Remember, details for these and the complete 2008 program are on the way. For now, keep posted on education opportunities on the AAPG Web site at www.aapg.org/education/.

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