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ACE SC 14 | Fundamentals of Creativity and Innovation with Applications to E&P Organizations

American Association of Petrolem Geologsits (AAPG)

Sunday, 2 April 2017, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.  |  Houston, Texas, United States

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Who Should Attend

Any E&P Professional wanting to learn more about creative skills, how to recognize them, call them up on demand, and employ them to cause innovation in their professional and personal life.


  1. Understand fundamentals of creativity and innovation, and how they can be used to create value (as opposed to not using them).
  2. Prepare yourself and your team for creative thinking, and to improve their creative skills.
  3. Implement concepts of creative thinking, especially the aspects critical to innovation (such as associative thinking and disruptive thinking).
  4. Improve questioning skills, effectively employing both descriptive and disruptive questions.
  5. Apply the 5 critical aspects of creative thinking, and determine their current state in each one.
  6. Learn to challenge your own thinking and “status quo” mindset.
  7. Understand the various types of innovation and how they can be applied in E&P.
  8. Learn the 5 behaviors of innovative business leaders. A self-assessment reveals which skills to improve upon and which can be leveraged, and allow you to leverage other people with complementary skills.
  9. Use the concepts of diverse crowd wisdom to leverage the creativity and abilities of its members.
  10. Apply the creativity/innovation processes as part of an outcome-based approach to opportunity pursuit within your organization.
  11. Drive the future by ‘inventing it’; engaging stakeholders in addressing common outcomes required to realize value from innovation to their organizations.

Course Content

This course addresses how value is created from creativity and innovation. It provides practical tools and methodologies to become more creative, and to make innovation actionable. Creativity and innovation are learnable skills, with step-wise approaches possible. Participants will leave with tools that allow them to formulate an action plan that can be used when they get back to work.

The course highly is interactive and practical. It employs summary lectures to introduce topics, then uses case studies, discussions and exercises to develop creative thinking techniques, models and frameworks that can be applied to real life oil and gas industry situations.


Professionals: $465.00

Students: $125.00

Limit: 30 people

Applicable Credits: .8 CEU

Note: Please bring a laptop — 1/3 of class will need a laptop

Includes: Course notes and exercises (printed), lunch 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  
Noble Energy Inc., Houston, Texas
AAPG Instructor  
Noble Energy Inc., Houston, Texas

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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