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Our industry is once again experiencing a downturn; and AAPG is aware that many of our members have been negatively impacted by low oil prices. Now more than ever it is important to maintain networking connections by maintaining your membership, and AAPG’s graduated dues structure may help you stay connected.

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Explorer Director’s Corner

 

Everywhere I go and in every conversation I have with AAPG members, sooner or later – and it’s usually sooner– I’m asked what I’m hearing about the duration of this low price cycle. We’ve all heard the old saying that prediction is difficult, especially of the future.

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Explorer Division Column EMD

 

The Energy and Minerals Division of the AAPG focuses on unconventional hydrocarbon energy resources, such as coalbed methane and gas hydrates and alternative energy resources, such as coal, uranium and geothermal energy. These resources are important to members of AAPG.

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Explorer Emphasis

 

Collaborative relationships between the petroleum industry and academia have been steadily improving in the Middle East over the years, but there is still much room for improvement, according to a moderator at a panel examining the issue at the upcoming GEO 2016 conference.

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Explorer Foundation Update

 

Time is a precious commodity to us all, and is particularly treasured by geologists who have a unique relationship with the concept of time. Time is an especially precious commodity when it is given to the AAPG Foundation, in whatever increment.

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Explorer Geophysical Corner

 

The main goal for shale resource characterization is usually the identification of sweet spots, which represent the most favorable drilling targets. Such sweet spots can be identified as those pockets in the target formation that exhibit high total organic carbon (TOC) content, as well as high brittleness. As there is no direct way of computing TOC using seismic data, we adopt indirect ways for doing so.

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Explorer Historical Highlight

 

The Ayoluengo field was the first commercial oil discovery in Spain and more than 50 years later remains the only onshore oilfield in the Iberian Peninsula. The field was discovered in 1964 and is still producing.

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Explorer Policy Watch

 

Three outer continental shelf (OCS) oil and gas issues were prominent in 2015 policy debates and will continue in the policy limelight in 2016 as the federal government moves to release final versions of the permits, plans and rules.

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Explorer President’s Column

 

As I have met with delegates and AAPG leaders around the world, there has been considerable discussion about what AAPG is, or should be. There are many who believe that AAPG is, and should remain, an association that stands for professionalism and ethics.

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Explorer ProTracks

 

A popular topic among educators and recruiters in our discipline is what geology, and the people who practice it, will look like in the future. It’s an interesting question when you consider the origins of our discipline, its pioneers and how both geology and its practitioners have evolved in the past 100 years.

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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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In response to the question about the amount of funds expended by AAPG for the purpose of simplifying the Association’s bylaws, the Association contracted its parliamentarian to analyze the bylaws, prepare an assessment report of the bylaws and deliver to the Constitution and Bylaws Committee a draft of simplified bylaws for its consideration. This fixed price contract was just under $5,000.

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Moore’s accounts of his travails in publishing a letter in the last issue of the Delegates Voice tell only part of the story.

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When a delegate writes an article or a letter to the Delegates’ Voice, it has historically been respected as submitted and then published. That practice has served the House of Delegates well since the Delegates’ Voice was first started decades ago.

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Delegates Voice Candidate Article

 

The Nomination and Election Committee selected the 2016 HoD officer candidates. The election of these officers by the House delegates will take place at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Calgary, Canada, in June. Committee members include: Patricia Santogrossi, chair; Don Lewis, vice chair; Herman Darman, Anne Hargreaves, Rachel Walker, David R. Cook, Orville Roger Berg, Joel Alberts, James Levy and Ron Grubbs.

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The Nomination and Election Committee selected the 2016 HoD officer candidates. The election of these officers by the House delegates will take place at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Calgary, Canada, in June. Committee members include: Patricia Santogrossi, chair; Don Lewis, vice chair; Herman Darman, Anne Hargreaves, Rachel Walker, David R. Cook, Orville Roger Berg, Joel Alberts, James Levy and Ron Grubbs.

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The Nomination and Election Committee selected the 2016 HoD officer candidates. The election of these officers by the House delegates will take place at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Calgary, Canada, in June. Committee members include: Patricia Santogrossi, chair; Don Lewis, vice chair; Herman Darman, Anne Hargreaves, Rachel Walker, David R. Cook, Orville Roger Berg, Joel Alberts, James Levy and Ron Grubbs.

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The Nomination and Election Committee selected the 2016 HoD officer candidates. The election of these officers by the House delegates will take place at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Calgary, Canada, in June. Committee members include: Patricia Santogrossi, chair; Don Lewis, vice chair; Herman Darman, Anne Hargreaves, Rachel Walker, David R. Cook, Orville Roger Berg, Joel Alberts, James Levy and Ron Grubbs.

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Delegates Voice Leadership Article

 

The strength of any professional society is the quality of its members. Membership has been the subject of much debate in the AAPG House of Delegates (HoD) at the Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE). Throughout the last 10 years we have seen a reduction in the documentation of the applicant’s education, the number of sponsors and years of experience required to become a full member of the AAPG. When many of us became members, we were required to submit our college transcripts with three sponsors to become a “Junior” member of AAPG while we accumulated enough years of service to meet the three years of work experience to become a full member of the Society. Membership in the AAPG was a worldwide endorsement of a member’s skills and ethics. I was proud to submit my application with all documentation and the required sponsors for review to become both a “Junior” and “Full Active” member of AAPG.

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Delegates Voice Officer Article

 
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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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