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Due to its significant impact on relative permeability, capillary pressure, stimulation methods and ultimate recovery, the wettability of reservoir rocks is a critical factor of petroleum recovery process. However, the wettability characterization of shale with extremely low matrix permeabilities is a challenging task because of the dominant presence of nanopores in shale and high heterogeneity of shale compositions at multiple scales.

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Statistical data documenting past exploration success and failure can be used to inform the estimate of future chance of success, but this is not appropriate to every situation. Even where appropriate, past frequency is not numerically equivalent to future expectation unless the sample size is very large.

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Studies suggested that nano-metre scale pores exist in organic matters as a result of thermal decomposition of kerogen. Depending on the host rock lithology, organic pores could be the primary storage for hydrocarbon accumulation in unconventional petroleum plays.

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Apatite fission track (AFT) and vitrinite reflectance (VR) data from five exploration wells and three seafloor cores illuminate the thermal history of the underexplored U.S. Chukchi shelf. On the northeastern shelf, Triassic strata in the Diamond well record apatite annealing followed by cooling, possibly during the Triassic to Middle Jurassic, a thermal history likely related to Canada Basin rifting.

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Mass transport events are virtually ubiquitous on the modern continental slope, and are also frequent in the stratigraphic record, but the potential for stratigraphic trapping within the sea-floor topography they create is not generally appreciated.  Given the abundance of mass transport deposits we should expect that many turbidite systems are so affected.

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More than 60 AAPG Foundation Trustee Associates and their guests traveled to Colorado Springs recently for the 38th annual Trustee Associates meeting, which mixed business, networking and relaxation.
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In the Middle East, massive oil and gas reserves aside, the industry also has had to make adjustments to cope with this new price environment. Despite this current malaise, the AAPG in the Middle East continues its mission to promote this region as the global center of excellence for petroleum geology.
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The current industry downturn has made the job market a daunting place for new graduates and YPs, but meetings like GCAGS 2015 provide a venue for new opportunities and professional growth – and perhaps some came away with a new fondness for the GRBCC as well.

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As the world commemorates the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany, it is worth recognizing the role Venezuela played in securing the oil needs of the Allied Nations.

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On Sept. 30, AAPG Executive Director David Curtiss and 10 AAPG members participated in a day of visits to Capitol Hill to discuss the importance of strong federal investments for geoscience research and education. Geosciences Congressional Visits Day (GEO-CVD) is organized by AAPG in conjunction with other geoscience organizations.

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Papers in this publication describe case studies and workflows that demonstrate applied structural geology, covering a spread of topics including trap definition, fault seal, fold-and-thrust belts, fractured reservoirs, fluid flow and geomechanics. Against a background of evolving ideas, new data types and advancing computational tools, the volume highlights the need for structural geologists to constantly re-evaluate the role they play in solving industrial challenges.
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Continental margins and their fossilized analogues are important repositories of natural resources. With increased availability of high quality geological, seismic and potential field data, imaging of these margins and their embedded sedimentary basins and magnetic rocks has reached new levels of refinement and definition, as illustrated by the examples described in this volume.
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This volume includes contributions dealing with the origin of the magnetic minerals, and the application of MS as a palaeoenvironmental or palaeoclimatic proxy and also as a tool to provide astronomical calibration in order to improve the chrononology of selected time intervals.
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This zipped file contains geodatabase and xls (Excel) tables used by ExxonMobil in creating and editing geologic GIS feature classes and building attribute tables. AAPG Datapages, Inc. appreciates the efforts by the AAPG GIS Publication committee and ExxonMobil.
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These datasets depict the location and extent of oil and gas fields and pools across Pennsylvania, provide basic reservoir characterization data at the pool level (to the extent possible), and provide representative well-specific data to chronicle the evolution of the petroleum industry from the time of Drake’s well (Titusville, 1859) through the end of calendar year 2011.
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This is a regional study that stretches from Anderson County, Texas in the northeast to Fayette County, Texas in the southwest. The GIS data captures individual formations in the Wilcox Group, plus the Carrizo Sand unit: maximum sand thickness, net sand thickness, lignite thickness, resistivity of maximum sand thickness (to delineate ground water movement) and percent sand
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The data presented in the following files were sourced from the global heat flow database of the International Heat Flow Commission, which is managed by the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND USA.
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Deltaic depositional facies result from interacting dynamics processes (wave energy, tidal regime, currents, climate, etc.), which modify and disperse riverborne (fluvial) clastic deposits.

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Securing the funding necessary to do research and fund graduate students is difficult. Since AAPG’s principal mission is to advance the petroleum geosciences, there is an increasing need to help promote and facilitate the pursuit and development of new geological insights and understanding. With the hope to bridge this gap, the AAPG Research Showcase returns to the Exhibition Hall at ACE 2016 in Calgary.

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The Imperial Barrel Award 2016 competition deadline for team sign up is Dec. 15, 2015.

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The AAPG | SEG International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) 2016 is heading to Cancun and it is time to prepare your abstracts for submission.

Your expert contribution and practical guidance will help promote and advance the exploration and production of global energy resources.

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The Offshore Technology Conference’s (OTC) Arctic Technology Conference (ATC) returns to North America for its fifth event in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, 24–26 October 2016. Located along the “path to the Arctic” — St. John’s is an ideal staging and proving ground for Arctic-related research and offers the global energy industry a strategic North Atlantic base of operations on international shipping lanes and sea routes.

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