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Somehow, some day, somewhere: A major new discovery was announced in California – but not the location. Still, there were some clues…

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Shale gas plays can pose a tough problem – but hydraulic fracture stimulation may be the answer.

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The next slate of candidates for the House of Delegates has been announced by HoD Chairman Steve Sonnenberg.

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EXPLORER scores high with readers – take a look at readership survey results.

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Emphasis: International

 

Sweet smell of success: A run of offshore discoveries have made Brazil the oil industry’s story of the century – and the celebration there may just be starting.

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European researchers, inspired by gas shale successes in the United States, have started a database in hopes of finding similar success for their continent.

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If the university-sponsored geologic field camp is to survive and prosper, some believe it will only do with an infusion of international geoscience students.

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It’s a small world after all: Eight geology students from Nigeria experience an outdoor geology classroom in Montana during AAPG’s inaugural Immersion Field Experience.

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When it comes to geothermal energy, Germany is feeling the heat – literally and figuratively – beneath its feet.

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Iraq ranks right up at the top of hydrocarbon-rich countries worldwide with the potential to overtake any country in production.

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Standing Columns

Let’s not confuse capitalism with government: Any business that doesn’t make a profit is a failure and does not stay in business long.

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This fall I’ve enjoyed tasting the various flavors of the AAPG Section meetings. In September the Eastern Section held its annual meeting in Evansville, Ind., and the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies held its annual meeting in Shreveport, La.

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As North America tries to obtain energy security it will have to rely on more unconventional resources to fulfill its energy needs over the next decades – and balanced with that is the need for stewardship of the environment and the need to develop more sustainable strategies.

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This month’s column deals with determining reservoir heterogeneity in Athabasca oil sands from surface seismic data. 

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For the second consecutive year, earth scientists gathered in Washington, D.C., in September for geosciences Congressional Visits Day (geoCVD).

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As we enter the last quarter of this calendar year – one that saw the world economy shaken, global health challenged by a new flu strain and of oil and gas prices back at levels no one thought they would ever return to – we can be grateful that our Association is healthy and in good standing.

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The funds are waiting to be tapped, and now the AAPG Foundation is seeking proposals from industry professionals for research funding through the AAPG/OSU Geoscience and GIS Consortium.

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