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A Division of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists

Andrea Reynolds and Rick FritzAndrea Reynolds, co-chair, EMD Outreach Committee, and Richard D. “Rick” Fritz, Executive Director, AAPG addressing Students at EMD Luncheon.


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The principal method of providing outreach to geoscience students, non-AAPG geoscientists, and the general public, is through the EMD Public Webpages of the various Commodity Committees. These webpages provide basic information concerning each of the hydrocarbon-based unconventional energy commodities, such as: coalbed methane, gas hydrates, tight gas sands, shale gas & liquids, oil (tar) sands, and oil shale, and the alternative energy resources, such as coal, uranium (nuclear minerals), geothermal energy, for monitoring purposes, renewable energy resources, such as wind, solar, hydropower, biomass, and others under investigation.

The introduction to the Public Webpages is provided here. Access to the commodity webpages is listed on the right margin of that webpage. Access to the Chairs to each of the Commodity Committees are available on those pages and on the Announcement webpage. The Officers and U. S. Section and overseas Regional Councilors are also available should you have questions. Feel free to contact any of the Councilors in your area.

The Positive Future of the AAPG Energy Minerals Division: The Opening of the AAPG Membership

Presented by the 2009-10 Executive Committee at the New Orleans Annual Meeting and Exhibition.

The Importance of Energy Minerals

Presented by Laura L. Wray (EMD Rocky Mountain Councilor) on September 26, 2005 at the Rocky Mountain Section Meeting held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

An Introduction to EMD

Presented by Jeffrey R. Levine in April, 2007 at the AAPG Southwest Section Meeting in Wichita Falls, Texas.  You may download these slides or a PDF to use as a public outreach tool for EMD

The EMD banner and logo may be downloaded and locally printed for display at EMD-sponsored meetings by logging into the Members Only landing page.

Decarbonized Power, Energy for the Future: Clean Coal, CO2 Sequestration, and the EOR Prize in the Gulf Coast and Permian Basin

Presented by William A. Ambrose, Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at the Bureau of Economic Geology John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin. Download PDF

China and India’s Ravenous Appetite for Natural Resources

A presentation that includes slides shown by Vince Matthews, Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at the EMD luncheon, AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, Long Beach, California. Download PDF

General Geology and K-12 Links

Commodity Specific Links

Supporting Committees