41st Annual Eastern Section AAPG Meeting
Cleveland , Ohio·September 22 - 26, 2012
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Huge thanks to the Student Job Quest Sponsors:
There are five principle functions Students should plan on participating.
1. Education – The weekend starts with a world class course and instructors, the Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) Short Course. Fundamentals of Basin Evaluation and Quantitative Prospect Assessment straight from Shell Exploration and Production Company for the first 24 interested registrants. Do not dismiss this opportunity. It is an excellent introduction to concepts and workflows that will be invaluable if you are considering entering AAPG’s Imperial Barrel Award Program.
This one day short course is designed to introduce the participant to the fundamentals of basin analysis, the evaluation of petroleum systems, and quantitative prospect assessment (risk and volumes). Following brief lectures, the students will work in teams to evaluate, delineate, and describe the critical elements of a working hydrocarbon province. You will learn about the variety of maps you need to produce for an evaluation, how to build play element maps on a specific reservoir interval, summary play maps that describe how the “play” works, and where the sweet-spots are located. These products are the foundation of all successful hydrocarbon evaluations. This is followed by a hands-on suite of exercises which emphasize practical, simple principles for carrying out a quantitative prospect assessment.
2. Student Job Quest Poster Presentations. Your opportunity to present and discuss your research with industry representatives, faculty and peers from other schools. Cash prizes for the strongest entrants.
3. The Student Job Quest. Invited interviews with companies hiring people like you for full time positions as well as summer internships.
4. Eastern Section Local Student Chapter Leadership Summit. Roundtable discussion facilitated by Chevron on the role of the Eastern Section and how Students can organize and engage industry in meaningful ways.
5. The 41st Annual Meeting of the Eastern Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Interested in the Geology of Eastern North America? Hundreds of Geologists will be attending. Networking opportunity of the year.
Who should attend?
If you are interested in the full-time employment or a summer internship, you might want to attend. If you are interested in presenting your research in a poster competition (real cash prizes), you might want to attend. If you want to meet working geologists and explore opportunities in the energy sector, you might want to attend. If you want to meet and network with colleagues from across the Eastern Section, you might want to attend.
The Eastern Section is fast becoming an energy hub with several new high profile hydrocarbon plays in their infancy. The 2012 AAPG Salary Survey revealed that graduates holding an MS degree with 0 to 2 years experience earn an average of $99,000 per year. An aging work force means that a large number of new hires will be required to fill projected staff needs.
The events are for any interested Eastern Section students that are registered for the Eastern Section Annual Meeting. All Student Job Quest Events occur at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, site of the 2012 Eastern Section of the AAPG Annual Meeting.
How do I sign up? By September 7th.
- Register for the Eastern Section Meeting – $40 for Students, and the fee is waived if you are willing and able to volunteer.
- Submit your vita/resume (two page maximum; .doc or .pdf format) to Lee Avary. Use your last name in at the beginning of your file name.
- Submit a one-page, 250 word Abstract if entering the Poster Contest following the standard format. Use your last name in at the beginning of your file name.
- You are not required to present a poster; however, this is an excellent opportunity to showcase yourself and your work for prospective employers! Posters presented at the ES AAPG meeting can also be presented at the Student Job Quest; you just need to submit your Job Quest abstract separately and later.
Most interview slots are filled at the request of the participating companies as a result of their review of your resume, therefor submission of a resume does not guarantee an interview. See: http://www.aapg.org/explorer/2011/09sep/protracks0911.cfm for resume preparation suggestions.
Poster Competition: One 4 x 8 ft display on any personal geological research topic. (This is not just for petroleum topics). Prizes of $500, $250, and $100 will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, respectively.
Schedule of Events:
Saturday, September 22, 2012
8:30 – 5:00 Shell Exploration & Production Short Course (an excellent Imperial Barrel Award preparatory class), Fundamentals of Basin Evaluation and Petroleum Systems Analysis: Play Based Exploration, Steven Bloemendaal & Joannah Metz, 4th Floor Van Aken Room. This course is limited to the first 24 students to register.
5:30 – 6:00 Student Job Quest Poster set-up, 4th Floor Severance Room.
6:00 – 8:00 Student Job Quest Poster Session and Reception, 4th Floor Severance Room.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
8:00 – 9:00 Student Job Quest Breakfast, 4th Floor Halle Room
8:00 – 2:00 Student Job Quest Lounge, 4th Floor Halle Room
8:00 – 4:30 Scheduled Student Job Quest Interviews, 4th Floor Doane, Brush, Szell Meeting Rooms
1:00 – 4:00 Eastern Section Local Student Chapter Leadership Summit, Dan Kohl, Chevron USA.
4:00 – Opening session of the 41st Annual Eastern Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Meeting.