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The 2011-12 officers have been elected.

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A new hydrocarbon play in Kansas and Oklahoma is drawing interest to possibilities in several Mississippian formations.

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About 10 years ago there was major buzz and much hand wringing over predictions of big time natural gas shortages for the United States.

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Obviously, Mark Twain was not referring to today’s climate change debate when he said, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.”

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AAPG award-winning geologist Tony Doré once almost tossed a budding career in geology to hit the road with his guitar.

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Just one year ago drilling in the off-limits eastern Gulf of Mexico appeared to be on the cusp of getting the green light from the U.S. government as calls for “drill, baby, drill” emanated from politicians as well as the ordinary Joe.

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Standing Columns

One of the many enjoyable parts of the job as president of AAPG is to travel and to talk with the growing AAPG membership – particularly the students. It is always an eye-opening experience.

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When we started working together almost 12 years ago it was clear AAPG was on the edge of a major growth spurt. All the members and staff needed was opportunity.

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EMD’s Energy Economics and Technology Committee is a resource center for individuals with interests in business, planning and forecasting aspects of the energy industries.

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This month we expand our insights into the behavior of seismic S waves as they propagate through a fractured interval, with the emphasis placed on laboratory data of real S waves propagating through fractured real-Earth media.

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Headlines proclaimed the news that automobile drivers already knew: Crude oil and gasoline prices marched ever higher as spring began. In fact, crude oil set a record of “highest March price ever.”

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This July will mark the 28th anniversary of the 1983 discovery of the giant Caño Limón field (1.1 Billion BO reserves) in Colombia’s Llanos Basin by Oxy Colombia, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum.

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The 2011 Imperial Barrel Award Program involved 94 teams from 32 countries. Of the original 94, 12 teams overcame their own challenges and were supported by their own network of caring AAPG members who went the extra mile to ensure their team’s successful journey to the finals.

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More than 80 grants totaling $179,000 are being awarded this year from the AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid fund, which includes individual named grants that were established by donors and earmarked for specific schools or areas of graduate geological studies.

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