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There were many reasons why the recent AAPG International Conference and Exhibition in Cape Town was a success – but “diversity” may be the word to remember.
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The LUSI mud volcano continued to generate spirited debate among geoscientists at a special session in Cape Town to discuss its causes.
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Celebration time – C’mon! AAPG members are among those leading the way in raising support for and awareness of the International Year of Planet Earth.
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Part 2 of James Wilson’s Dead Sea geology series shows the role geology may have played in some of the Bible's more famous stories.
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Emphasis: Downhole Geology

 
Coming of age: Borehole imaging technology, which started its evolvement from dip-meter technology in the 1980s, has advanced to become an increasingly effective tool.
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More, more, more: New downhole technology is proving its worth in the Los Angeles Basin by squeezing new oil out of an old field.
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Technology for measuring rock properties downhole, especially in carbonate formations, becomes more sophisticated each year – including right now.
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Steer clear of trouble: A new downhole tool, created to help drillers stay in the “sweet spot,” claims to be a GPS system for subsurface navigation.
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Standing Columns

2009 will begin with a new president of the United States. President-elect Barack Obama has promised to press hard for alternative energies and set a price on carbon emissions.
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This semester, for the first time, I am teaching a freshman-level environmental science class for a diverse audience. My previous environmental science classes have been taught for those intending to be K-5 teachers.
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There are differences between CO2 flooding for EOR and long-term geological carbon sequestration. Sequestration requires injecting large volumes of CO2 through the smallest number of wells possible, and ensuring the CO2 remains confined over long periods of time. The technical challenges are issues of scale.
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AAPG Foundation Board of Trustees recently approved the establishment of a new Named Grant-in-Aid to benefit graduate students and honor past Foundation Trustee Chairman James E. Wilson.
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