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Vive la difference! Boom times come, boom times go, but this time the industry seems better prepared to face the bust.


Future shock? An impending demographic crunch and the projected shortage of qualified professionals could threaten Canada’s earth science sectors.


Geoscientists exploring the Spraberry trend in Texas are supplementing 3-D seismic with advanced technologies to improve results.


Today’s oil and gas industry faces a world of challenges – man-made and otherwise – but Saudi Arabia’s Ali Ibrahim al-Naimi says there are two things geoscientists should seek: Stability and survival.

Emphasis: Rocky Mountains


The Covenant was so promising, but what else does Utah hold up its sleeve? The search for additional fields continues in a challenging, complex region.


Growing pains: Shale gas is abundant in North America, but investment in production has to catch up with discovery.


Careful, careful … The environmentally sensitive regions of the American West are sparking increasing interest in new cable free seismic systems.


A gift from above: North Dakota’s Red Wing Creek Field is among a handful of oil and gas fields in the world that can trace its potential to meteorite impact.


That was then, this is now: A new economic reality hits the Rocky Mountains, and state budgets are feeling the pinch.


U.S. rig count numbers are down – but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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