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This year’s URTeC promises to have plenty of information and technology to share: “Overwhelming” was the word used by technical programs coordinators Alicia Collins and Terri Duncan to describe the response to a call for papers for the event.
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There’s still time to register for a historic conference that promises to bring together the best of the worlds of science and industry. This year’s AAPG International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) will be held Sept. 14-17 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Explorer Director’s Corner

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How are you working to protect your company’s information systems and physical assets? How are you working to protect your own digital information and assets? Both are critical infrastructure.

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To address some of what appear to be competing issues, the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) and the AAPG will host a joint, multidisciplinary technical symposium on oil sands and heavy oil: “Oil Sands and Heavy Oil Symposium: A Local to Global Multidisciplinary Collaboration.”

Explorer Foundation Update

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Explorer Foundation Update
Chances are if you’ve always been innately passionate about earth science, you probably remember one or more of your geological “firsts.” Do you remember the first time you picked up a rock and wondered what it was made of, and where did it originate? Do you remember from this first initial spark, the other firsts that led you to where you are today?

Explorer Geophysical Corner

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In recent years, a number of workflows have been developed to use spectral decomposition for 3-D geomodeling to extract architectural elements such as channels.

Explorer Historical Highlight

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The discovery of giant oil fields in new basins typically occurs only after multiple exploration periods and numerous unsuccessful wells. The first explorers might or might not have the right technical concepts, but for various reasons they fail to find the big prize. This pattern was repeated prior to the discovery of the giant (in place) Liuhua 11-1 Field, Pearl River Mouth Basin, South China Sea.

Explorer Policy Watch

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Explorer Policy Watch
Over the course of four months the House Natural Resources Committee, chaired by Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), or its Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee, chaired by Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), hosted seven hearings celebrating energy education and employment.

Explorer President’s Column

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Some people dominantly think of AAPG as a scientific association; some as a professional association; some as something that provides networking opportunities, and to some it is simply an association to which they belong.

Explorer Regions and Sections

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Asia-Pacific Region Sees Continued Growth

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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