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The best of the best: Celebrated scientist L. Frank Brown Jr. and past AAPG president Patrick J.F. Gratton lead the list of AAPG award winners who will be honored in New Orleans.
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Times are tough, the future is uncertain and everyone seems to be in a bad mood. That’s right – it’s the perfect time to start your own oil and gas business. 
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Thinking outside the box: One surprise at the recent summer NAPE was a linear driver free-piston engine that can turn watered-out wells into long-life electrical power producers.
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Proposed changes to AAPG’s Global Corporate Structure aren’t necessary, according to the conclusions of the House of Delegate’s Constitution and Bylaws Committee.
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What’s the story? A “Gallon of Gas”. The first episode in a new series by National Geographic that tells the production story behind natural resources to delivered to the consumer.
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Emphasis: Geophysical Review

 
Urban development: Seismic crews found creative ways to complete a successful operation in the sensitive Long Beach/Signal Hill oil field. 
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Deep freeze: Cutting-edge technology, environmental awareness and a lot of warm clothing are helping seismic crews cope in hostile Arctic regions. 
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Standing Columns

Don’t let anyone tell you differently: Geology is a difficult science.

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This year you will have a tremendous opportunity to examine a portion of the treasury of knowledge provided by some of the top geoscientists in the world.

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The National Conference of State Legislatures was held in July this year in Philadelphia, and as DPA president I had the opportunity, along with GEO-DC Director David Curtiss and Don Juckett, to represent the AAPG.

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Seismic reflection amplitude can be related to net pay and can provide information about the presence or absence of hydrocarbons in a reservoir interval.

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Let’s face it, most geology news in the popular press is event driven. Soaring oil prices was last year’s headline. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions grabbed media attention this year.

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A great deal of thought and hard work has gone into thinking through the AAPG’s globalization strategy (and putting in place all the financial and legal protection to do it effectively).

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A new fund has been established by the AAPG Foundation to accept corporate and individual donations to AAPG’s successful Imperial Barrel Award program.

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