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The best paper and poster award winners award winners for both oral and poster presentations have been named from the annual convention in New Orleans.

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The new term begins: David G. Rensink assumes the presidency of AAPG, leading the members of this year’s AAPG Executive Committee.

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In for the long haul: A new study says the Marcellus Shale play, already a headline grabber, may get even larger.

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Blending of vintage 2-D seismic data and new 2-D spec seismic is helping map major faults by identifying even smaller structural features.Vintage 2-D seismic data

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Going, and going, and going … The Mars Exploration Rovers continue to provide spectacular views – and important information – to geoscientists on earth.

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Heads up: The moon may be important to Earth in more ways than we realized.

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Is it safe? The Environmental Protection Agency is studying hydraulic fracturing to determine its impact on surface, ground and drinking water resources.

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Officer candidates for the 2010-11 election have been named.

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Standing Columns

In seven years AAPG will celebrate its 100th anniversary – and I believe the actions AAPG takes in the next seven years will be pivotal in preparing AAPG for its second 100 years.

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As I approach the end of my tenth fiscal year, I muse that we certainly have not sat down for the past 10 years. In fact, in some cases the footprints would leave no heels, as we were running! 

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AAPG’s Division of Professional Affairs has been spreading its mission of “Ethics and Professionalism” for 45 years. The DPA is proud to play its part in the education and development of petroleum geoscientists.

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Last month we introduced the concept of a complex seismic trace; this month we’ll show how a complex trace provides a rigorous way to set the boundaries of data windows associated with distinct seismic reflections – and we’ll define the polarities of each of those reflection events.

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The tragic loss of life aboard the Deepwater Horizon on April 20 and resulting environmental disaster has shocked the nation. Images of the drill ship ablaze and gripping accounts of crew members leaping from the crippled vessel hoping to save themselves lead to a critical question:

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A new Named Grant for the AAPG Grants-in-Aid program has been established through a donation from Foundation Trustee Associate Michael S. Johnson.

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