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Strong demand from both old and new unconventional plays is having a huge impact on drilling technology – and on rig availability as well.
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You oughta be in pictures: Two AAPG members become the public face of an oil company's marketing strategy.
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New exploration opportunities have turned the global spotlight to the topic at hand at the Central Atlantic Conjugate Margins Conference.
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Small companies are now exploring with the Big Boys in the offshore of Nova Scotia.
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State-of-the-art technology is fine, but sometimes the best path to North Sea success is to rely on “old fashioned geology.”
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The Dead Sea is a geological treasure chest, with salt features, mineral-rich waters, natural asphalt, and - most tantalizing of all – oil prospects.
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AAPG leader and Powers Medalist James E. Wilson died on September 15.
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Emphasis: Geophysical Review

 
Put your best guess forward: A lot of questions cloud the outlook for geophysical activities in the coming year.
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The learning curve: Getting small independent producers to embrace 3-D seismic was a process that depended as much on education as on success.
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Isn't that “sweet?” High resolution aeromagnetic surveys have become a more important tool in the hunt for subtle geological features.
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Geophysical companies in Argentina and Chile don’t let borders stand in the way of acquiring data.
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Sometimes the best way to see if a new technology works is just to take it out to the field (in this case, the Piceance Basin) and try it.
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Standing Columns

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