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Scott Tinker takes the reins as AAPG president, leading this year’s AAPG Executive Committee.
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The AES Shady Point power plant provides more than just electricity to the surrounding economy.
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Repulsion without a cause? A special forum at the AAPG International Conference and Exhibition in Cape Town will look at the possible reasons for the tragic Lusi mud volcano.
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Help Wanted: If you’re looking for an Employer or an Employee, AAPG's new Career Center is the place for you.
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Emphasis: Unconventional Resources

 
In case you missed the news, shale plays are hot right now – and a quick look at U.S. shale activity trends is a revealing, dramatic story.
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What makes the Woodford shale play work? Hundreds of wells are about to be drilled to determine if the play is a bust or the next Barnett.
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A brand new day: Louisiana's new Haynesville Shale play is being touted as the harbinger of what may open an untapped region to prolific gas production.
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Second verse, same as the first: Headlines earlier this year proclaimed the Marcellus Shale as the year's most surprising play. Today the surprise is gone – but the play is getting hotter still.
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Let's make a deal: Landowners sitting atop prospective properties have learned there's strength in numbers.
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Standing Columns

It has been an honor to serve on the FY 08 Executive Committee. Will Green has guided the ship with a steady hand on the rudder and an eye on the horizon, and I appreciate the thoughtful contributions of outgoing EC members Randi Martinsen, John Armentrout and Marty Hewitt.
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My son, Ian, has reached that landmark age of 16 so I am in the process of adjusting my home budget for new auto expenses and trying to educate him about personal budgeting.
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To begin with, this being the first of several articles that are one of the many responsibilities of the DPA president, I didn’t know where to begin or what to write.
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Passive-seismic technology encompasses any procedure by which seismic data are recorded without the use of an active seismic source.
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Every presidential election features news stories and political ads showing the candidates engaged in vigorous outdoor activity. Whether they are chopping logs, racing boats, jogging, clearing brush or wind-surfing, the idea is to demonstrate that the candidate has what it takes for the top job.
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A team of five graduate students representing the School of Geology and Geophysics at University of Oklahoma rose to the top level and won first place in the second annual IBA competition – but the 2008 AAPG Imperial Barrel Award program produced winners on all levels.
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The AAPG, House of Delegates and three Divisions are an essential part of the Association’s infrastructure that serve as a conduit to understanding member needs at the grass roots level.
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The “public phase” of the AAPG Foundation’s Meeting Challenges and Assuring Success campaign is now in full swing as Foundation officials are now inviting members to join in the initiative of meeting its $35 million goal.
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