PAPG Announcements


The Department of Energy National Laboratories are conducting cooperative research to increase unconventional resource recovery by thoroughly understanding the chemistry of stim fluids and rock, increased fracture dynamics characterization and proppant fate and transport.  In order to conduct this research, significant quantities of rock core from pay zones in the  Utica, Bakken, Eagle Ford, Wolfcamp, etc are being sought from industry and core repositories.


If your organization may be able to provide such samples for the National Laboratories research project, please contact Dave Cercone (412)386-6571 or Steve Henry (304) 285-2083 at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) for more details on the program.

Spring Field Trip - 2016

Special thanks to Dr. Tom Anderson who spent many hours reading, preparing and performing a practice drive so that we could have a fun, informative trip.

2016 - 2017

The new speaker season is underway.  Consider sponsoring the PAPG for the new season.  For more information, go to the sponsors' page.

AAPG Imperial Barrel

A record number of Eastern Section teams competed in 2016.  Sponsorships are needed every year.  Corporate and personal sponsorships are accepted and appreciated.  For more information visit


Congratulations to the Penn State IBA team that placed 2nd in the AAPG International Finals in Calgary!  More Information