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Oops: A new assessment of oil potential in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve is dramatically lower than previous estimates.


The Never Ending Story: Three AAPG members add a new chapter to the history of Canada’s much-studied, much-revered Burgess Shale.


Discussion about the potential of gas hydrates – and the role they will play in the world's energy future – gets a new boost from a new AAPG memoir.


Take closer look at rare earth elements (REE) that are not making their way out of Chinese waters to the rest of the world. Will this create a global squeeze on our world?


The 2011 Annual Convention and Exhibition is just around the corner and registration opens this month. The April event will be held in Houston this year.

Emphasis: Downhole Geology


We’ve come a long way, baby: Advances in downhole geology during the past 10 years tell a compelling story about the industry’s accomplishments, expectations and continuing demands.


So how high is "the bar"? EnergyPoint Research looks at customer satisfaction within the oilfield services industry. The results reflect the fast-paced advances that may have exceeded the technicians to apply them.


Geomechanics’ value: The deeper we get into shale plays, the more obvious it becomes that no two plays are the same.


What’s cooking? A new memoir provides a recipe for borehole imaging success.


Dangerous, or not so much? Some are anxious to give the public a different perspective on hydraulic fracturing.

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