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Earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, sinkholes. Dangerous stuff, geology – but geologic experts are helping societies to study, explain and deal with geohazards.

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Experts have spoken about its oil potential for decades. Finally, Iraq is primed to fulfill its promise – and its opportunities aren’t just for the super-big players, either.

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Not all shales are created equal; the Illinois Basin’s New Albany shale, for example, has yet to be mistaken for the Barnett. But geoscientists, armed with new technology, are about to find out why.

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Emphasis: Seismic

 

The eye of the beholder: Seismic data interpretations are notoriously varied – and sometimes just plain wrong. But now a team of Scottish geoscientists is shedding some light on what often goes wrong – and why.

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At last, a reason to thank your kids for playing video games: PlayStation 3 technology is elevating seismic imaging to a whole new level of refinement.

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Chat room redux: New technology and research efforts are making it possible for seismic data to “talk” to seismic data. And the stories they can tell…

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Standing Columns

Believe it or not, gasoline and other hydrocarbon products are better bargains now than they were 50 years ago, and given the improved fuel economy of modern cars we probably spend a lower percentage of our income on gasoline than we did back then.

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Communication is a key element to improvement.

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Every now and then I get the opportunity to talk about the AAPG, and in particular the Division of Environmental Geosciences – but until now I have not had the opportunity to discuss the DEG with such a wide audience.

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Seismic reflection data come alive when displayed with shaded relief.

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The president has proposed to repeal a series of oil and natural gas tax “preferences.”

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AAPG’s Imperial Barrel Award program (IBA) continues to expand its global outreach as it offers a unique opportunity for earth science students from around the world to analyze real geologic, geophysical, land, economic and production data.

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The AAPG Foundation Board of Trustees recently approved funding of $12,000 to support EXPLORER correspondent Susan Eaton’s Elysium Epic Expedition to Antarctica.

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