Money talks: Salaries for petroleum geologists, mirroring the trend for crude prices, increased in 2010-11, according to the annual AAPG Salary Survey.
Going deeper: A better understanding of the Three Forks Formation is enhancing shale oil prospects in the Bakken Shale.
Joining the party: Noble Energy's huge gas discovery in the Levant Basin means Israel is now part of the Middle East mix.
A close scrutiny is given to the Mars field – a classic, yet unique, basin. Discovered in 1989, it continues to produce.
Right now the Rovuma Basin just off the Mozambique coast remains unnoticed, but with the quality oil found, heads are starting to turn.
Oil versus politics: John Hofmeister shares his view on America's energy situation with the EXPLORER.
Down to earth: Former NASA astronaut Jim Reilly literally hit the heights of exploration during his three space missions – but his mission now deals with the challenges of geoscience education.
John Wold’s dumpster diving as a kid eventually lead him down the path toward petroleum geology.
AAPG Executive Director Rick Fritz is returning to exploration after 12 years of service at AAPG headquarters.
Big deals happen at NAPE, and the record breaking attendance was a big deal, but this 2011 annual event was about something even bigger.
Voting continues until May 15 for AAPG 2011-12 officers.
Something old, something new: AAPG returns to a familiar locale for this year's Annual Convention and Exhibition in Houston – but there's nothing old-fashioned about the 21st century focus of the ambitious technical program.
Other highlights of the meeting include:
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