Obstacles to exploration
come in all shapes and sizes these days -- whether it's an iceberg
that could threaten offshore operations in the Grand
Banks of the Canadian offshore (top), or a complex, intricate
reservoir in Venezuela that demands the very latest and most
precise of technology (bottom).
This month's EXPLORER
takes a look at what's going on in the world, and how these -- and
other -- obstacles are being overcome.
The bottom line?
The past year of exploration
wasn't all that bad, and the future, according to many, looks better.
Cover photos are courtesy
of Provincial Airlines Limited Environmental Services of St. John's
(top) and Petrozuata (bottom).
third candidate is placed on the ballot
in the election race for AAPG treasurer.
some good news:
At least some analysts believe positive trends are
looming for the energy industry.
When it comes to finding oil and gas potential, the
past year's exploration activities may have been very good, indeed.
EXPLORER perennial: A list showing
the top oil and gas discoveries for 2001.
rain, nor sleet, now
snow nor the mountains of iceberg alley are stopping the industry
in the Canadian East Coast offshore.
Natural gas, that is. Economics force a look at coalbed
in horizontal drilling and geosteering unlock the vast reserves
of the Venezuela field Petrozuata.
of the Year: Kevin
Leineweber teaches what our natural resources are, how nature provides
them and how man discovers, extracts and uses them.
all about it! A
Canadian geologist working in West Africa is bringing -- and shipping
-- geology and other earth science books to students there who are
hungry to learn.
to follow AAPG Annual Meeting
AAPG introduces a new avenue for training.
of Delegates introduces
PRESIDENT'S COLUMN: What
Is the Secret?
OF GEOLOGY: Foul Ups? Let Us Count the Ways
BULLETIN BOARD: APPEX London