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ACE SC 01 | Writing for the AAPG Bulletin: Having Fun While Avoiding Pitfalls - American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

Saturday, 1 April 2017, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Houston, Texas, United States

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Who Should Attend

Geologists and engineers of any career level who wish to improve their technical paper writing skills.


Attendees will learn how to write for publication in the AAPG Bulletin, from creating an abstract to outlining, writing, and illustrating their work, making readable prose out of turgid scientific interpretations. Topics include:

  • Why do we write?
  • Differentiating an Abstract from an Introduction (exercise)
  • Parts of a manuscript — title, abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusions, references and acknowledgments
  • Using an outline (exercise)
  • Supporting your assertions
  • Figures and figure captions; making them legible and useful
  • Examples from the AAPG Bulletin
  • Dealing with journal staff — following instructions to authors, increasing the likelihood of manuscript acceptance, and learning about and supporting the journal by serving as a manuscript reviewer
  • Tips on writing
  • Resources for writing

Course Content

Students, young professionals, and experienced professionals who want to publish their work in the AAPG Bulletin, or who would just like to improve their technical writing skills, will benefit from this interactive course. During the full-day course, attendees will work on abstracts and outlines. Lectures will provide guidance for preparing other parts of the manuscript.

In addition, attendees will learn how to reduce their time to publication and how to support the AAPG Bulletin as reviewers.


Professionals: $125.00

Students: $35.00

Applicable Credits: 8 PDH, .8 CEU

Limit: 40 people

Includes: Course notes and refreshments


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George R. Brown Convention Center
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston Texas 77010
United States
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AAPG Instructor  
Aramco Services Company, Houston, Texas
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ExxonMobil Research Co., Spring, Texas
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FractureStudies LLC, Edgewood, New Mexico

Important Notes Regarding Short Courses

  • Short courses are limited in size and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and must be accompanied by full payment.
  • If you do not plan on attending the convention, a US $30 enrollment fee will be added to the short course fee. This fee may be applied toward registration if you decide to attend the convention at a later date.
  • A wait list is automatically created if a short course sells out. The AAPG Convention Department will notify you if space becomes available.
  • Before purchasing non-refundable airline tickets, confirm that the course will take place, as courses may be canceled if under-subscribed.
  • Please register well before 23 February. Short course cancellation due to low enrollment will be considered at this time. No refunds will be allowed on short courses after this date.
  • We will continue to take registrations for short courses not canceled, either until they are sold out or closed.


There are a limited number of discounted registrations available for students on a first-come, first-served basis. If a discounted space is still available, it will show up during the online registration process. If discounted spots are no longer available, you may register at the full fee; if we are able to add additional discounted spots we will refund the difference at that time.

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