August 2009

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AAPG officer candidates have been announced for the 2010-11 term.

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The best paper and poster presenters have been selected from the 2009 annual meeting.
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The results are in: AAPG’s PROWESS Work Force Retention Survey provides insights into today’s workplace climate and its support of women professionals.
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Plenty of emotions, plenty of people and plenty of excitement surrounded the events, awards and technical program at the Denver 2009 annual meeting.
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Commentary: A study indicates that accreditation for geology programs needs to be established as a baseline for educational quality.
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What happens when the world of art combines with geology? Art displays the different way earth scientists think about the earth ... the universe.

Emphasis: E&P Innovations

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A day at the beach: A team of geoscientists says remote sensing techniques may provide an efficient way of understanding lateral facies variability in modern carbonates – and, in turn, ancient carbonate reservoirs.
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There’s a lot of talk about the need for more natural gas in the energy mix. But there’s a big, unanswered question: How are we going to get the gas?
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A lot of work must take place separately for geologists and geophysicists before they can synchronize their data and come up with that “bigger picture.”
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Oil and gas finders are enamored with the Williston Basin these days, looking for the next big find in the upper Devonian-Lower Mississippian Bakken formation.

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It’s not a big thing – except, perhaps, in its world-changing potential: Nanotechnology continues to grow in influence as a powerful tool in oil recovery operations. 
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Telling a new story: “Nano-reporters” are the smallest “next big thing” for the energy industry, and what they’re finding has the potential to dramatically impact oil recovery rates. 
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Air power? Getting heavy drilling equipment into challenging areas – the Arctic, for example – may be easier thanks to an old idea’s merging with a new concept.

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