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A crucial shortage in the world’s supply of helium-3 could have a serious impact on an important tool for the oil and gas industry.

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Going, going ... gone? Valuable geoscience data may be lost forever without some fast and effective preservation efforts.

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Emphasis: Geophysical Review

 

The tide is rising: Seismic company officials say that the industry mood – buoyed largely by offshore projects – is looking up.

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With lower gas prices shale plays look more attractive resulting in increased seismic data to help find that liquid component.

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A whole lotta shakin’ is going on – but the matter of human induced seismicity remains a complex and heavily researched mystery.

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Proof positive: Nodal seismic technology lives up to its potential in the Gulf of Mexico.

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It’s been a 2-D seismic look at Greenland – until now. With a 3-D look is a commercial discovery eminent?

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Hostile – but fragile: Seismic crews were challenged by the environment for an operation in the transition zone of Canada’s Mackenzie Delta region.

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A do-over is great in any game and when it's a seismic pass the new information in the Adaman Basin off India’s east coast unveils a fascinating tectonic history.

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Standing Columns

BP’s Macondo well has been plugged using top-kill techniques, and the oil on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico is dissipating faster than many had predicted. The oil flow has stopped and the well has been sealed. This is very good news.

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At the AAPG Leadership Days in August, the major theme was, “What would AAPG look like in 2035?”

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How time flies when one is having fun! I am into the first three months of my DPA presidency and things are really hopping.

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This month we continue our look at 3-D seismic design.

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As oil spilled from the Macondo well into the Gulf of Mexico in the days following the Deepwater Horizon drill rig explosion, the White House scrambled to respond. President Obama ordered the Department of the Interior to conduct a safety review of offshore operations and report back within 30 days. In the interim, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the department would not issue new deepwater drilling permits.

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Canada’s Horn River Basin has been described as significantly larger than the Barnett shale area in Texas, which currently produces three billion cubic feet per day. Third-party estimates predict the Horn River area could hold 50-100 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, making it the hottest resource play in North America.

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The AAPG Foundation provides vital funding to the Association in support of educational opportunities plus the dissemination of knowledge and information on key aspects of geosciences and petroleum geology around the globe.

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