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A team effort: A special research consortium has been formed to better understand the geology and potential of the Bakken Shale.
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Commentary: As questions from the government and the public about drilling, gas prices, alternative fuels, and other energy-related issues abound, AAPG President Scott Tinker presents his top ten energy myths and realities.
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An important deadline is coming fast for those who will be attending this year’s AAPG International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Emphasis: Explorer Innovations

 
Indonesia's under-explored deepwater basins could breathe new production life into a declining player.
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Good idea: How can companies foster innovation in their own organizations?
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Shell changes up the game by looking outside the company for innovations and suggestions.
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Out of Africa: Uganda’s Albert Basin as well as other plays in the East Africa rift valley provides a demanding setting for frontier exploration.
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A story to be shared: U.S. geologists may know all about the Fayetteville Shale, but the innovations that have helped bring success there are getting a global spotlight.
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Success stories may abound, but a lot of innovative thought already has been required for the complex Woodford Shale play in Oklahoma’s Arkoma Basin.
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Standing Columns

In our business and in these times we are asked often, “Why is the price of gasoline so high?”
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AAPG’s Energy Minerals Division (EMD) will sponsor a plethora of activities at this year’s International Conference and Exhibition, Oct. 26-29 in Cape Town.
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In general, the quality of conventional P-wave seismic data is poor when data are acquired across areas where high-velocity rocks (primarily carbonates and basalts) form the exposed, first-layer of the Earth.
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues its march to modernize oil and gas reserves disclosure rules for companies traded on U.S. stock exchanges.
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Leading industry employers tell AAPG that although they recruit and hire the best geoscientists – and often at least half are women – they have problems retaining women geoscientists.
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The Foundation Trustees reported contributions totaling $1,895,724 for the fiscal year ending June 30.
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