international meeting in Barcelona, Sept. 21-24, will feature more
than just an outstanding technical session and exhibition; field
trips will take advantage of Spain's spectacular geology, including
this scene, where the Noguera Ribagorzana River cuts through Congost
(canyon) de Mont-rebei in the southern Catalan Pyrenees. Carbonate
beds, here gently dipping to the north, were deposited in marine
Photo by Ramon Torres-Uriach,
courtesy of Consell Comarcal del Pallars Jussá.
A. Sonnenberg has assumed the leadership
of AAPG's Executive Committee for 2003-2004.
water, deep gas:
In the scramble to find and produce new gas resources, operators
are looking to the Gulf of Mexico to save the day.
helping hand? Perhaps, because a new royalty relief
initiative is being proposed by the Minerals Management Service.
east, young geologist, go east?
Thanks in part to Cold War era surveillance work, offshore
East Africa is garnering renewed scientific and industrial interest.
story of the deepwater Tahiti discovery continues
to unfold, confirming that giants still stand tall in the
Gulf of Mexico.
anything be done about negative perceptions of the
oil and gas industry? The Oklahoma Energy Resources Board
is trying to prove the answer is "yes."
OTC technology session
looks at the pros and cons of new technological developments.
Long and Prospect! This year's AAPG
Prospect and Property Expo is coming soon.
have been added to the list of grants offered through the AAPG Foundation
facing plenty of global uncertainties
(war, SARS, the economy, etc.), nothing could derail the
spirit -- or ultimate success -- of the AAPG Annual Meeting.
to another's investment in his life
Sydney Powers Medalist Peter Vail was able to start down a career
path which rewarded not only him but the industry he served.
for your ballot
about the e-ballot. Yes, the House of Delegates approved voting
via the Internet and now the members need to declare their choice.
the REAL problem? That's
right. Is it PR? Is it access? The debate on acquiring rights to
public lands continued in this technical session.
an obscure man
who made a great contribution to society. Write about it and you
have a story people want to read.
geoscientists to optimize technology to develop hydrocarbon resources.
teamwork and technology
contributed to the success stories of the lives of the lives of
the featured lecturers at the Michel T. Halbouty Lecture.
Bobby Gillham, discussed global security issues at the DPA's luncheon.
A well-timed speech on the day more terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia
headline the news.