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On the cover: We start our annual Downhole Geology issue with a computer-generated graphic that shows the configuration of a permanent in-well optical seismic system as being used by BP Norway and Weatherford at the Valhall Field -- a big step forward in securing effective 4-D data, and an example of how technology is helping geoscientists find success.
Graphic courtesy of Weatherford
The survey says ... AAPG members are very satisfied with their membership, according to the newest All-Member Survey.
Perth meeting declared a success with record attendance at the 2006 AAPG International Conference and Exhibition.
Exploration success? Here's a good idea: Get a concept.
Ashes, ashes, it all fell down: Is ancient volcanic ash effecting seismic readings in the Gulf of Mexico? One professor says the answer might be yes.
Improved drilling technology and higher prices have resulted in a burst of gas drilling activity on the Western Slope of Colorado.
Chevron volunteers to help students join AAPG.
Let's get small: Slimhole CTD rigs are helping explorationists to save money, protect the environment and find success in a lot of Niobrara targets.
Four-D seismic operations may take a big -- and new -- step forward thanks to the successful in-well optical seismic system project at the Valhall Field.
Prime time at last: Non-invasive electromagnetic (EM) technology is becoming a key component to a lot of exploration efforts.
A close look at the Saudi Aramco oil patch reveals some pretty high tech applications being utilized.
VSP upscales: Vertical seismic profile moves beyond its roots to a new sophisticated usage in newly drilled wells
Annual meeting 2007 -- Understanding Earth Systems • Pursuing the Checkered Flag -- opening registration December.