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Deepwater plays, oil shale projects and a possibly overlooked potential of heavy oil in a surprising location are among the dynamics that are bringing a cautious optimism to exploration activities in three very key parts of the world.

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An overriding theme for the Canada Region always has been its close ties with the United States, especially in regards to providing a secure, stable supply of energy to them from a friendly neighbor to the north, Region president David Dolph said.

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The state of the industry in the Asia Pacific Region, at this point of the year, remains “relatively active – and hopeful that activity levels will remain stable,” Region president Joe Lambiase said.

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You may think you know everything there is to know about the Middle East's role in future oil production. But you may want to think again. 

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Ireland has been a valuable research site for David Pyles – and his research there has been valuable for geoscientists everywhere.

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A new view of a familiar area: A recently published AAPG memoir provides fresh information on the Mexican side of the Gulf of Mexico’s petroleum systems.

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Lights! Camera! Action! Coming your way, a new documentary film starring ... the Haynesville Shale.

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Best of both worlds? A multi-disciplinary approach using seismic data and gravity gradiometry is being tested along the Gulf of Mexico coast. 

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The secret of his success: A leader in the service industry touts the benefits of oilfield cooperation.

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Standing Columns

A common theme emerged recently in the course of talking to groups of enthusiastic and energetic AAPG student members at Imperial College, Aberdeen University, and the Imperial Barrel Award competition in Bahrain: “We’re graduating soon. Will there be jobs in the industry for us?”

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I just returned from the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) in New Orleans, where I had the opportunity to spend time with several groups of students and young professionals.

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Gas hydrate, a crystalline compound of water and natural gas, has been touted as a vast potential energy resource for more than a decade – but realizing this potential has persistently remained beyond reach due to technical and economic hurdles.

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The fundamental criteria required of a seismic reflection event that is to be used as a reference surface for interpreting thin-bed geology consists of three things.

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The media had been buzzing all morning with news that the administration was planning to open additional areas of the outer continental shelf (OCS) to exploration and production as part of a new energy plan.

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For as long as anyone can remember, earth science was taught throughout elementary, middle and high schools (K-12) in Texas.

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AAPG Foundation Trustee Associates have provided five new endowment gifts for the AAPG Foundation Digital Products University Subscription Fund.

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