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Former AAPG president Marlan Downey is this year’s Sidney Powers Memorial Award winner, heading the list of AAPG honors and awards.
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Bye, bye drilling ban, hello offshore exploration activities. The question is, where is the best U.S. offshore potential?
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Victoria’s Secret (no, not that one) is reminding people that what they see at first is not always what they get later.
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Got a minute? Bruce Rubidge would like to tell you the 4.6-billion-year history of the earth at his luncheon talk in Cape Town.
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The prospect of commercial-scale carbon sequestration has taken another step forward.
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Emphasis: International

 
A world of possibilities: One company’s survey results point out the planet’s top 20 areas of interest for the coming year.
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It’s hot, hot, hot – that’s right, we’re talking about the Arctic, where an enormous amount of energy potential is about to collide with an enormous potential for political conflict.
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The U.S. Geological Survey recently completed an assessment of undiscovered conventional oil and gas resources in all areas north of the Arctic Circle – and the numbers are a bit eye-popping.
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Small players, big deals: Independents are becoming increasingly important in Africa’s energy picture.
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Natural gas has fueled Egypt’s climb to one of the top plays on the international arena.
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Egypt clearly is hot in the international arena, but the scene at its neighbor to the west – Libya – appears close to being equally spicy.
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Standing Columns

For the past few months we have been discussing bridge building, with particular focus on energy/economy and energy/environment bridges. 
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One day while marching across the desert with his thirsty army, Alexander the Great was approached by a soldier who knelt on the ground and offered him a helmet full of water. 
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Currently, two of the ethics courses are nearing completion and moving toward being produced for distribution after editorial review for content. 
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This two-part series describes how Sinopec’s local operating company, Southwest Petroleum Branch (SWPB), utilized full-wave seismic data to improve production from a fractured tight-gas reservoir in XinChang Field, Sichuan Province, China. 
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There may be no peer-reviewed study of this phenomenon, but I submit that cobblers do good business in election years. 
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Following the recent election using AAPG’s online voting process, the officers from Ghana, Nigeria, Morocco, South Africa and Egypt assume responsibility to grow membership and enhance delivery of AAPG services to geoscientists in the Region. 
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New AAPG Foundation Trustee Associates officers for 2008-09 were elected recently during the group’s annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo. 
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