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Tuition Discounts for Displaced Professional Geoscientists

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UTEP Wins International IBA

First SWSAAPG School Wins International IBA

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Scholarships and Grants

The Southwest Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists is offering scholarship assistance to deserving graduate and undergraduate students. 

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SWSAAPG members now have the ability to find that past colleague or fellow student who is also a member.

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The SWSAAPG is providing its members the ability to post their business information that can be shared with visitors of the SWSAAPG web site. Please take a few moments to post your business.

AAPG Southwest Young Professionals

The mission of the AAPG Young Professionals is to:

  • Foster a challenging and successful career in the energy industry for recent college/university graduates and early career earth scientists.
  • Build an understanding of the value of a lasting relationship between AAPG and young professional members.
  • Encourage earth scientists to progress from Student to Associate to Member.

The responsibilities of AAPG Southwest Young Professionals are to provide a series of unique services to AAPG young professional members, to retain and increase our current young professional membership, and to promote interaction and communication between AAPG student and young professional members.


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The American Association of Petroleum Geologists is made up of more than 30,000 members throughout the world. It is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The AAPG's primary focus is to disseminate geoscience to the petroleum geology industry and community. There are many local societies that have affiliated with the AAPG, eight of which are located in the Southwest Section. Learn more about AAPG.


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SWS AAPG Annual Convention Abstract Due Date has Changed

The due date for abstracts for the 2017 SWS AAPG Annual Convention has changed. The new deadline is March 17, 2017.    To submit, simply send an e-mail to Valentina ...

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Tuition Discounts for Displaced Professional Geoscientists

The Southwest Section (SWS-AAPG) Board of Directors is pleased to announce a joint initiative with Midland College’s Petroleum Profession Development Center (PPDC) designed to assist our unemployed fellow geoscientists. We ...

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UTEP Wins 2016 International IBA

University of Texas El Paso Wins 2016 Imperial Barrel Award in Calgary The UTEP IBA team won the international competition for the Imperial Barrel Award sponsored by the AAPG and ...

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