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I have some thoughts on Lee Krystinik’s President’s Column “Bursting Bubbles” (May EXPLORER), which dealt with women, leadership and AAPG.
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If you're a geoscientist who has not yet formally applied for licensure to practice your trade in Louisiana, don't despair. The registration deadline has moved - once again.

Explorer Director’s Corner

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Volunteerism is at the heart of AAPG and permeates our organization. It includes those who volunteer to help us advance science by giving a talk or writing a journal article, those who work on committees to build specific programs or services, and those who serve in leadership and governance roles.

Explorer Division Column DPA

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During my term as DPA president this year our theme will be “Culture of Greatness.” This may sound arrogant, but I think it is important to recognize and promote the culture of professionalism and discovery that has provided cheap energy for mankind for more than 100 years.

Explorer Foundation Update

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Explorer Foundation Update
The AAPG Foundation is rock solid, thanks largely to a special group of contributors known as the AAPG Foundation’s Trustee Associates. Since 1978, this group of geoscience professionals has supported the Foundation’s educational, charitable and scientific initiatives that bolster many fields of geoscience – while at the same time enjoying a special, one-of-a-kind camaraderie.

Explorer Geophysical Corner

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Risk analysis is a crucial task in making drilling decisions and involves many factors, such as well logs, modeling results, production maps and interpretation quality. In his book on 3-D seismic interpretation, AAPG award-winning member Alistair Brown presents a workflow for the quantification of interpretation confidence.

Explorer Historical Highlight

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Once we’ve completed a study most of us geologists feel that despite the incomplete data with which we started, our insight has overcome that basic limitation. Ours, however, is not an exact science– and the all-too-frequent dry wildcats return us to the level of fallible mortals.

Explorer Policy Watch

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U.S. energy production, especially oil and natural gas from shale, is booming and expected to continue to grow. Consequently, this bounty is pushing up energy exports – including coal that is displaced by natural gas in power generation – and refined products that are not regulated.

Explorer President’s Column

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AAPG must be able to nimbly and efficiently anticipate as well as respond to this changing landscape, so that we are poised to take advantage of new opportunities that arise and discard outdated strategies, technologies, products and services.

Explorer Regions and Sections

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Preparation for the FIFA World Cup was not the only event attracting international audiences to Brazil in May. AAPG’s Geosciences Technology Workshop (GTW) Brasil, "Stratigraphic Traps and Play Concepts in Deep Water Settings," brought in 143 geoscientists representing 12 countries from the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Written by members of the DPA (Division of Professional Affairs) for the members of the DPA, Correlator is published quarterly. Articles cover professional development topics as well as matters of ethics and DPA business.


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The Delegates Voice is published quarterly. It is written by the leadership of the HoD (House of Delegates), the body of delegates representing the members of AAPG, and edited by the HoD Secretary/Editor, who is nominated annually. The focus of Delegates Voice is activities and issues of the HoD. This publication is available only to AAPG members.

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I am honored to be nominated as a candidate for secretary/editor of the AAPG House of Delegates. The HoD plays a very important role in determining the direction of the AAPG, both in seeking out and vetting potential AAPG members, and in discussing and ultimately deciding the future of the organization through changing the Bylaws. As Secretary of the House of Delegates, I will strive to do the best job possible in keeping accurate records of the important work of the House.

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Much of my career has been in Wyoming, and I have represented the Wyoming Geological Association, having also served as WGA president. About two years ago I finished a term as president of the Rocky Mountain Section, culminating in leading an RMS meeting in Cheyenne, Wyo. in 2011, as the Niobrara play was starting to heat up.

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In that I split my time between the United States and Asia, and that I teach classes globally, I believe I can bring a unique perspective to the position of chair-elect, and then chair. I understand from first-hand experience the rewards and challenges of the U.S. Sections, and also the international Regions. Although occasionally, the interests and needs of the U.S. Sections and international Regions conflict, all of us want to see the AAPG become the world’s premier scientific association. If elected, I can leverage my role as a globe-trotting bon vivant to promote that vision and help it become a reality.

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I would like to express my appreciation to the Nomination and Election Committee for asking me to run for chair-elect of the House of Delegates this year. I consider it an honor to be nominated. AAPG has made significant contributions to my professional growth in the oil and gas industry, and has fostered my passion for the science of geology during my career. I believe the main reason that AAPG continues to inspire me is the House of Delegates keeps the organization relevant by providing ongoing dynamic feedback and leadership from our membership. I cannot imagine AAPG without the HoD, and if elected I will work diligently to ensure that the House continues to function as an integral part of AAPG.

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The Nomination and Election Committee has selected the candidates to run for House of Delegates office. The election of these officers by the HoD delegates will take place at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Houston in April 2014.

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April 6, 2014, the Credentials Committee will arrive early to prepare for the welcoming and credentials check of delegates for the annual HoD meeting in Houston. During the meeting, the Credentials Committee is responsible for providing an attested roll of delegates, alternate delegates and appointed alternate delegates to the chair of the House.

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Encouraging new members to join AAPG is one of my favorite ways to participate in our society. The Resolutions Committee is reviewing two local societies for affiliation with AAPG this year.

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The Honors and Awards Committee has worked diligently across the oceans and time zones to bring forth the highest awards for 2014 for the House of Delegates. In the next Delegates’ Voice, we will publish a brief biography for these much deserving members. The Honorary Member of the House, Distinguished Members of the House, House Long Service and nine and 15-year certificates will be presented at the Annual Convention and Exhibition in Houston on April 6.

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Fellow members of AAPG: It is my pleasure to serve Larry Wickstrom, and through him the House of Delegates and all AAPG members and associates as chair of the HoD Rules and Procedures Committee. Fellow committee members are vice chair Terry Hollrah, Karen S. Glaser, Charlotte Klenk, Robert C. Shoup, Laura C. Zahm and Steve P. Zody. Collectively we range from Ohio to Texas, from Idaho to Malaysia. Our task is to review the Rules and Procedures of the House, review any proposed changes, and recommend, to the chair of the House, any changes and/or retention of status quo.

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The Playmaker 2.0 Forum will be held Jan. 23 at the Norris Conference Center in Houston. The AAPG forum is organized by its Division of Professional Affairs and co-hosted with the AAPG Education Department. You can register online for this one-day event at www.aapg.org/forum/2014/playmaker.

The Division of Environmental Geosciences membership produces Spheres of Influence quarterly. The goals of this newsletter include addressing current events and engaging the DEG members. It also is a tool for communicating across the divisions of AAPG while highlighting upcoming environmental geoscience issues.


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