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AAPG members in the Caribbean will now receive special recognition thanks to a bylaws amendment approved at the recent House of Delegates meeting held in Denver.
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The proposal to make AAPG’s Elected Editor position an appointed one failed to receive the two-thirds majority it needed to be put into effect.
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Explorer Director’s Corner

 
Unconventional resources have changed the exploration and production business and are changing our profession. It’s a change for the better, where today geoscientists and engineers work closely to identify prospective areas, drill them and optimize recovery of hydrocarbons from the reservoir.
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Explorer Division Column DPA

 
Over the past year as DPA president-elect I considered choosing a theme for my term in office. As I spoke with active and associate AAPG members, I realized very few of them knew of all the great programs DPA offers.
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Explorer Foundation Update

 
Foundation members and friends had a plethora of ways to mingle and reconnect with friends at the 2015 Annual Convention and Exhibition in Denver, at business meetings, receptions and in its own lounge area in the AAPG Center.
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Explorer Geophysical Corner

 
Having first examined the post-stack and prestack methods of seismic impedance inversion (May and June 2015 EXPLORER), we now end the three-part series by turning our attention to joint inversion of multicomponent data.
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Explorer Historical Highlight

 
The Caribbean has become a classic locus for unraveling regional paleogeographic evolution. Although there are a few who continue to question it, the collective efforts of these many geoscientists have led to numerous principles that demand a Pacific origin for the Caribbean oceanic lithosphere.
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Explorer Policy Watch

 
Congress is talking about science now more than ever – and some of the dialogue is unfavorable. However, attacking science may be a surrogate for opposition to federal regulations, which seem to be appearing at a faster rate than in the past.
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Explorer President’s Column

 
99... To most Canadians, the number 99 means one thing; the retired number of arguably the greatest hockey player to ever play the game, Wayne Gretzky… So how does this tie to AAPG in our 99th year?
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Explorer Regions and Sections

 
Despite the slashed travel and professional development budgets owing to the ongoing downturn, and the distance from global E&P and industry research hubs, New Zealand’s first Geosciences Technology Workshop drew vibrant attendance from a wide range of countries.
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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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Seasoned and successful exploration geoscientists know, by bitter experience, the cost of ignoring (or not obtaining) objective data that bear on the geologic and economic merits of their ventures.

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Geology is positively a fascinating science. I was bewitched since my first steps in the university in southern Brazil 50 years ago.

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As we begin a new series of the Correlator, and after reviewing Flávio Juarez Feijó’s article on Living with YPs I felt it was worth bringing up volunteering one more time.

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As I prepared this last report for the Correlator as DPA president, I found myself reflecting on the past year – which flew by with remarkable speed.

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Jack Welsh, past chairman of GE, once said, “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”

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In early October I had two occasions to take Zoe, my now-14-year-old daughter, and several of her girlfriends (BFFs?) to the Tulsa State Fair. As a father I had to learn patience and how to be heard but not seen (figure that one out). I also had a good lesson in the power of communication because within 30 minutes of arriving at the fair, my daughter’s little group would suddenly double or triple with their friends – especially boys. Oh, the power of communicating with smart phones!

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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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Delegates Voice Committee Article

 
The House of Delegates Ad hoc Elected Editor Committee was formed, at the request of 1997-98 House Chairman, Dan Smith, and the Executive Committee during late 1997 and early 1998. This Committee was specifically formed to review the current nomination and election process.
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My committee’s job is to check each of the delegates, alternate delegates or appointed alternate delegates into the Denver HoD delegates meeting.
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The election for House of Delegate officers by the HoD delegates will take place at the HoD annual meeting during the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Denver, May 31, 2015.
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The Honors and Awards Committee is made up of nine dedicated and committed individuals representing five Sections and three Regions.
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The Rules and Procedures Committee is charged with reviewing the rules and procedures of the House of Delegates and suggesting and reviewing any changes to those rules and procedures for consideration in the House.
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Delegates Voice Division Article

 
This year our overarching goal is to take DPA from good to great! We have a lot of new ideas we are implementing such as new Playmaker forums and a Web rebuild.
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The Division of Environmental Geosciences is enjoying a full, productive and provocative year. Our efforts this year have been focused on ensuring environmental issues of concern to the energy industry are well represented at the 2015 Annual Convention and Exhibition in Denver.
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The Energy Minerals Division is the ‘go-to-place’ for all unconventionals including: coal, coal-bed methane, gas hydrates, shale gas and liquids, gas (tight) sands, geothermal, oil sands, oil shale, uranium and other rare earth elements.
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Delegates Voice Leadership Article

 
It is a basic concept established within AAPG that anyone representing the entire membership by serving on the AAPG Executive Committee should be elected by the AAPG voting membership.
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Since 2000 the Editor of the AAPG Bulletin has been an elected position. The role of editor is in many ways different from other members of the Executive Committee.
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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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Steve Tischer is a senior environmental coordinator for ConocoPhillips with responsibilities to the Mid-Continent Business Unit. Tischer provides internal environmental guidance on due diligence, spill emergency response/remediation, waste disposal options and water issues.

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