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A delicate balance: Some see beautiful vistas, abundant wildlife, a recreational paradise. Others see a promising geologic structure and a beautiful energy potential. What’s next for the Pinedale field? 


 Who’s counting? An effort is under way – again – to synchronize the numbering of oil and gas wells.


Debuting this month is an online course for earth science teachers of high school students. The online course is designed around TEKSstandards and is provided through the American College of Education by one of AAPG’s Honorary Members.


The ties that bind: One was once the graduate student seeking his doctorate, the other was the teacher who had just been given his first graduate student. That was then. This year, they will share the stage in Houston as AAPG award winners.


Sharon Milito, a fourth grade teacher at Patrick Henry Elementary School in Colorado Springs, Colo., has been named the 2011 AAPG Earth Science Teacher of the Year.

Emphasis: Seismic


Conduct a poll among E&P folks regarding seismic, and it’s likely the consensus would be that advanced seismic technology – especially 3-D and 4-D – is the greatest thing to happen since sliced bread and cold beer debuted.


The Arkoma Basin has long been a popular drilling focus for the industry. As the saying goes, everything “old” is new again – and the Arkoma is no exception.


Once it became clear that natural gas prices likely will remain dismal for some time, many companies working the shale gas plays recognized they had best punch up their production by adding some respectably-priced oil and liquids-rich gas.

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