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Her amazing adventure: AAPG member and EXPLORER correspondent Susan R. Eaton got the trip of a lifetime when she was selected for the Elysium Expedition to Antarctica.

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Encore presentation: Last year was the biggest and most successful year ever for AAPG's international Distinguished Lecture program – and organizers are hoping this year brings more of the same.

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Emphasis: World Development

 

Still standing: Despite the ill-fated Macondo disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the industry not only weathered the storm but emerged strongly, thanks largely to notable discoveries around the world. 

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Offshore Brazil led the way in terms of 2010 discoveries, as offshore deepwater plays there dominated the industry’s and media’s attention.

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Angola’s oil industry continues to benefit from new oil discoveries and ever increasing oil production, according to a paper presented at the Deepwater Offshore West Africa Conference (DOWAC) by AAPG member, Tako Koning.

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Four of the five past AAPG Africa Region presidents joined current Region President Nosa Omorodion in Abuja, Nigeria, for the third Regional Deepwater Offshore West Africa Conference (DOWAC).

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Standing Columns

Larry Nation, AAPG’s communications director, sent me a press release about a study conducted by two University of California-Davis civil and environmental engineers, recently published in Environmental Science & Technology. Their study concluded that global oil will run out 90 years before the technology to replace gasoline and diesel fuel is ready.

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The Datapages library is one of the largest petroleum geoscience digital libraries in the world. It contains all of AAPG’s publications – including the special publications. In addition, over the past 10 years AAPG has offered to digitize the publications of Affiliated and Associated societies and those of the Sections.

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First, I want to thank everyone who has stepped up to provide assistance in these first six months of the 2010-11 fiscal year to move the DPA Business Plan forward. The DPA held its mid-year meeting in Houston in November, and from all accounts the meeting was very successful – so thanks to everyone who provided input into this meeting. Second, I’d like to provide to you the status of the DPA’s key goals for this fiscal year.

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Seismic contractors are continually searching for methods that will expedite seismic data acquisition – which is why several efforts have been made over the past three decades to develop procedures that will allow vibrators to shake simultaneously at different source stations, with the data being recorded by a common receiver grid.

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A new year offers the chance for new beginnings – and that’s what’s happening here this month in Washington, D.C., as the Senate and House of Representatives convene the 112th Congress.

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Four of the five past AAPG Africa Region presidents joined current Region President Nosa Omorodion in Abuja, Nigeria, for the third Regional Deepwater Offshore West Africa Conference (DOWAC).

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The AAPG Foundation Board of Trustees approved financial support for two programs during its recent meeting in Tulsa.

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