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John C. Lorenz, president of Geoflight LLC Edgewood, N.M., was voted president-elect by the AAPG membership. He will serve as AAPG president in 2009-10.
11078
 
It’s a gift: The AAPG Foundation has announced a $9.4 million donation from geologist, businessman and entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens.
11079
 
An AAPG Foundation initiative, once an intentional “quiet campaign,” is now a public effort to “invest in the future.”
11080
 
Mass communications: If you’ve never scanned one of the growing number of geoblog Web sites, consider yourself behind the curve. And if you’ve never heard of geoblogs, here’s a suggestion: Start now.
11081
 
The House of Delegates meeting in San Antonio was a smooth success, but not without a little controversy on the side.
11083
 
In this corner, natural gas. In this corner, coal. No need to tell them to come out swinging – the battle to be the fuel of the future has begun.
11084
 
The Imperial Barrel Awards Want YOU-- or more specifically, your datasets.
11113
 
The numbers told the story, but you didn’t need “numbers” to know that the recent AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in San Antonio was a huge success.
11114
 
Winners of this year’s Matson and Braunstein awards, given to those whose technical presentations have been judged the best for the recent AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, have been announced.
11115
 
Tyler Priest believes to understand the history of offshore exploration in the United States, you have to understand the story of Shell in the Gulf of Mexico.
11116
 
Veteran oilman Ray L. Hunt, in starting his talk as this year’s Michel T. Halbouty lecturer, suggested that he had only a few brief prepared remarks and that perhaps he’d be able to field a few questions from the large crowd that gathered for the late afternoon session in San Antonio.
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Citing the need for more energy resources, Texas Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones told the Division of Professional Affairs luncheon attendees there’s a lot of potential still untapped.
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Yes, there might be 250- 300 years worth of coal reserves in the United States as noted in a 1974 study – but new findings show the reality is that only a percentage of that coal is a viable resource, Robert B. Finkelman said during his talk at the Energy Minerals Division’s luncheon during the recent AAPG convention in San Antonio.

Emphasis: Rocky Mountain Roundup

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“Go West, young man …” and women, too, because there seems to be plenty of work for everyone: The Rocky Mountains beckon to oil and gas players like never before.
11089
 
A beautiful enigma: The geological complexity of central Utah may intimidate some, but for many it projects a powerful potential.
11093
 
Unexpected treasures: The Bakken shale in Montana and North Dakota may one day be the Big Daddy of all shale plays.
11094
 
The recent USGS assessment of the Bakken formation's potential has put a smile on many a face in the industry.
11095
 
What’s good for the Gulf is good for the mountains, too: 3-D seismic acquisition is proving its value in the rugged Rocky Mountains.

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