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The technical program is in place for the third annual Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC), which will be held July 20-22 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, and there’s still time to save $100 by registering before June 8.
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Explorer Director’s Corner

 
While reading Ed Catmull’s recent book, “Creativity, Inc.,” I was reminded of the story of George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars.
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Explorer Division Column EMD

 
Oil shale is a rich petroleum source rock that never got buried deep enough to generate oil and gas. Worldwide, oil shale is a massive resource that potentially could yield a trillion barrels of oil and gas equivalent.
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Explorer Foundation Update

 
William L. Fisher, a past chairman of the AAPG Foundation’s Board of Trustees, past president of the Association and an award-winning leader of both entities for nearly 40 years is the winner of this year’s AAPG Foundation Chairman’s Award.
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Explorer Geophysical Corner

 
Seismic inversion for acoustic impedance is widely used in our industry today, mainly due to the ease and accuracy of interpretation of impedance data, but also because it allows an integrated approach to geological interpretation. This month’s column refers to “inversion” as the transformation of seismic amplitude data into acoustic impedance data.
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Explorer Historical Highlight

 
In the numerous histories written of the development of natural gas and oil in the United States, one name rarely encountered is that of Preston Barmore. This oversight likely is more a reflection of the sadly short life of this unassuming young man rather than any lack of contribution on his part to the burgeoning hydrocarbon industry of the late 19th century.
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Explorer Policy Watch

 
AAPG Congressional Visit Days (CVD) are held annually in the spring in Washington, D.C. – and I was fortunate to participate this past March, adding the perspective of a graduate student to the event.
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Explorer President’s Column

 
During the several downturns that have occurred since I first went to work – and also sometimes during the upturns when things weren’t going so well for me work-wise – I have thought back to how and why I became a geologist.
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Explorer ProTracks

 
The historical city of Edinburgh, Scotland, was the site of a networking day where representatives of the YP groupings within AAPG and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB) developed critical skill sets by volunteering to become mentors to the first cohort of doctoral students from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)’s Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT).
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Explorer Regions and Sections

 
Quiz time: When was the Nene Field, a 1.2 billion barrel field on the shelf in 90 feet of water, discovered?
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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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