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Vlastimila “Vlasta” Dvorakova, a former president of the AAPG Europe Region and an important leader in AAPG regional and international activities, died Friday, June 12, after a long illness. She was 55.
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Explorer Director’s Corner

 
I don’t want to completely dismiss the role of flashes of insight. But to borrow an old saw, we may miss scientific discoveries because they’re dressed in overalls and disguised as hard work.
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This seems to be the way public opinion is shaped on most any hot topic: There is quite a bit of early, incomplete information to feed the public’s interest, and this early activity disproportionately shapes society’s attitude and ultimate response.
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Explorer Foundation Update

 
The number of Grants-in-Aid applications for this year’s cycle of awards once again was tremendous. The Foundation is awarding $239,000 to 121 master’s and doctoral students studying various fields of geoscience – more than any year before in number of dollars granted.
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Explorer Geophysical Corner

 
In last month’s Geophysical Corner `we described the different poststack impedance inversion methods that are available in our seismic industry. In poststack seismic inversion – where there is no mode conversion at normal incidence – it is purely acoustic. P-wave impedance is the only information that can be estimated from poststack inversion of P-wave data.
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Explorer Historical Highlight

 
This is the story of the drilling of a costly ($60 million) Lahee A-1 well in the Colombian foothills, which presented significant deviations from the prognosticated stratigraphy halfway to the objective – and became an operational nuisance. Nonetheless, it is mainly a story of successful management and prompt response to the geological uncertainty.
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Explorer Policy Watch

 
Concerns over aging or inadequate infrastructure and changes in the energy mix led the Obama administration to focus the first Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) on transmission, storage and distribution infrastructure.
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Explorer President’s Column

 
Oil prices were at near record highs when I became AAPG president almost exactly one year ago – and immediately thereafter they began to fall.
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Explorer Regions and Sections

 
AAPG Europe’s latest Geosciences Technology Workshop (GTW), “Fractured Reservoirs: The Geological, Geophysical and Engineering Tools to Crack Them,” provided the opportunity to visit the island of Sicily, steeped both in beauty and an active geological history. And what is a trip to Sicily without a visit to the tallest volcano in Europe?
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Explorer Spotlight On…

 
Anny Coury’s is a personal story: A love of geology, sure, and the people in it, but a story, more importantly, of survival and modesty, one that goes back to the 1930s and early ’40s, when, as a young girl and along with her family, fled from the Nazis through Europe.
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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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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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