The "Discovery Thinking" Forum will be the 15th presentation of the AAPG 100th Anniversary Committee's program recognizing "100 Who Made a Difference."" This Forum, co-sponsored by AAPG’s Division of Professional Affairs (DPA), will feature four invited speakers who will describe major discoveries in both global and North American exploration settings. The forum will celebrate: Innovative Success in Canada and Colombia.
Each speaker and their colleagues overcame significant business, technical and professional challenges. Topics to be discussed will include philosophy of exploration, stories from remarkable careers, professional insights, colorful anecdotes and lessons learned on the path to success. As technology advances and young geoscientists enter our profession, the organizers see continued interest in forums such as these. These forums provide a venue for explorers to discuss the personal side of success and what has been called the "art of exploration." As always, the audience is fortunate to hear the speakers share abundant technical data and insights derived from costly and hard won experience.
AAPG offers many technical sessions. "Discovery Thinking" forums fill an important gap in how technical and professional skills combine to turn prospects into discoveries. Speakers are encouraged to share personal stories about discoveries they know well, to bring forward appropriate technical data and to address questions from the audience and fellow explorers.
Calgary is a great venue to celebrate significant game changing discoveries in Canada and Colombia.
- Glen Nevekshonoff, Vice President of Development Seven Generations, "Discovery to Recovery: Alberta's Liquids Rich Montney Play — Continued Innovation and Optimization"
- Roy Stadlwieser, Stephane Labonte, Mike Hrudy and Chandler Wilhelm, Shell, "De-Risking the Duvernay"
- John Hogg, President of Skybattle Resources Ltd. "Shale Exploration at the Arctic Circle, the Devonian Canol Formation Canada: Exploration Concept to a Drilled Reality"
- Brian Russel Frost, Distinguished Geophysical Advisor, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, "Planning for Success in Colombia"