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This study assesses the feasibility of utilizing offshore freshwater for improved oil recovery in passive-margin marine environments.
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Micropore-dominated carbonate reservoirs remain challenging for accurate hydrocarbon evaluation and production as conventional reservoir models using depositional textures and petrophysical properties to distribute porosity and permeability cannot be applied.
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The Lower Cretaceous stratigraphic section in the northern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) comprises several well-documented carbonate systems that have prominent shelf-margin buildups, including the Berriasian Knowles Limestone ramp and shelf system, Barremian Sligo Formation shelf system, Aptian Pearsall Formation ramp system, and Albian Glen Rose, Edwards, and Stuart City Formations shelf systems.
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The Triassic Yanchang Formation contains the main oil-bearing strata in the Ordos Basin, central China. But the sedimentology of the Late Triassic is still under debate, and flood-generated hyperpycnal-flow deposits and their implications for unconventional petroleum development long have been overlooked.
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Jimusar sag, which lies in the Junggar Basin, is an important tight oil study area in China. However, the properties and origin of the crude oil and the geochemical characteristics of the tight oil from the Lucaogou Formation have not yet been studied.
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Three distinguished colleagues received awards at the DPA Awards Dinner, held this past June in Calgary during the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition. These awardees are shining examples of DPA standards of professionalism.

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The DPA had a strong presence at the 2016 ICE in Cancun, Mexico. Specifically, the DPA sponsored the well-attended 16th edition of the Discovery Thinking Forum, which featured four enlightening and engaging papers. Beyond the forum, the DPA held a lunch as well as various mentoring and networking sessions aimed at helping Young Professionals with career guidance and advice.

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The ninth annual Geoscience Congressional Visits Day saw the attendance of 9 geoscience societies as well as four AAPG representatives. The overall message from geoscientists to their legislators focused on the value of geosciences and the need to support strong and sustained federal investment in geoscience education. Preparing the next generation of petroleum professionals needs to be a high priority across the nation.

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Mike Canich reviews his efforts to “spread the word about DPA” during his time as the DPA President and encourages DPA members to keep spreading the word.

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Meet the newest DPA councilors: Mohit Khanna of the Europe Region and three U.S. Section members: John T. Williams, Pacific Section; David A. Wavrek, Rocky Mountain Section; Jonathon Brady, Eastern Section.

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This volume covers the linkage between new transform margin research and increasing transform margin exploration. It offers a critical set of predictive tools via an understanding of the mechanisms involved in the development of play concept elements at transform margins.
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Originally published in 1991, this memoir offers a unique, detailed analysis on solving one of petroleum geology's most perplexing problems -- reservoir prediction.
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The 17 papers in this volume cover topics such as a method to estimate the amount of oil/gas accumulation using the concept of equivalent grain size in seal rock, and oil/gas migration to and spill-point geometry of petroleum traps; two case studies of fault seal assessment applied to normal faults in Tertiary clastic reservoirs in offshore Sarawak and offshore Gulf of Thailand; and physical analog studies of the development of extensional faults.

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A joint publication of the AAPG and SEG, the product offers 30 profusely illustrated case studies from around the world demonstrating practical applications of 3-dimensional seismic data. It includes detailed illustrations in color and black and white, and covers fluvial-deltaic, eolian, deep-water clastic, carbonate, and structural reservoirs. Special emphasis is placed on the application of 3-D data to development drilling, reservoir characterization, and reservoir management. This atlas is designed to confirm 3-D seismic interpretation in drilling and production.
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AAPG Datapages and the AAPG GIS Publications Committee wish to thank Katharine Lee Avary, the Department of Energy’s Eastern Gas Shales Project (EGSP), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the AAPGF-OSU Geoscience GIS Consortium for allowing the Devonian Shales of the Appalachian Basin GIS Dataset to be posted on Datapages’ GIS Open Files page, thereby making it available to the public as a free download.

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Methane clathrate (CH4·5.75H2O) or (4CH4·23H2O), also called methane hydrate, hydromethane, methane ice, fire ice, natural gas hydrate, or gas hydrate, is a solid clathrate compound (more specifically, a clathrate hydrate) in which a large amount of methane is trapped within a crystal structure of water, forming a solid similar to ice. Originally thought to occur only in the outer regions of the Solar System, where temperatures are low and water ice is common, significant deposits of methane clathrate have been found under sediments on the ocean floors of the Earth.
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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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New analytical techniques that work with a massive volume of data of extremely wide variety are enabling geoscientists and engineers to understand the nature and extent of reservoirs in ways never possible before. Welcome to an interview with Kamal Hami-Eddine, Paradigm, who explains big data and deep learning as they are being used today in the petroleum exploration and production.

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Share your knowledge, innovations and research at the premier integrated geosciences event, ICE 2017, incorporating AAPG’s 100th Anniversary. Your expert contribution and practical guidance will help promote and advance the exploration and production of global energy resources.

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Be a part of the most vibrant and vital integrated science and technology event for unconventional play development. URTeC remains the only event that brings the entire asset team together under one roof to connect on all things unconventional.

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One event gets you deep learning, big data and applications you can put into action now.

Attend the AAPG Deepwater and Shelf Reservoirs: Big Data, New Knowledge and Analytics for Enhanced Results, 24-25 January 2017, Houston, TX.

Kick off the year with 2 full days of breakthrough tools you’ll use again and again.

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Unlike many workshops with focus on new technologies for doing “this” or “that”, this workshop on Decision Based Integrated Modeling (DBM) is going to focus on “doing the right thing” for the “right reasons”. The outcome of DBM is expected to allow making better and more effective decisions faster, by focusing on key issues and building the proper models and workflows to address critical uncertainties without wasting valuable resources (“LEAN”).

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