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The best of the best: Pioneer researcher Koenraad Weber and past AAPG president Robbie Gries head this year’s list of AAPG honor and award winners. 

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The next big thing? The Brown Dense lime is showing signs of being a significant oil play.

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Perception vs. reality: Any opinions that the energy industry is old school are definitely old hat – high-tech advances are being encouraged and embraced by 21st century geoscientists.

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Emphasis: International

 

Globe trotting: A small independent company based in Denver is proving you don’t have to be a super-sized mega-firm to succeed in the international arena.

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 The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with European geoscience organizations, is assessing resource potential from continuous-type gas and oil accumulations in the fine-grained rocks of Europe.

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A chance to visit and study awe-inspiring coastal geology will be offered at the third Central and North Conjugate Margins Conference at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

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Italy will be in the AAPG spotlight in October as it becomes, for the first time ever, the host country for the AAPG International Conference and Exhibition.

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Geology professors Juergen Thurow and Christopher Kilburn on a mission: To drill into a volcano in Italy's Campi Flegrei, to better analyze the patterns there of uplift and of fracturing.

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“Every branch of science developed so far owes something to Leonardo da Vinci. He was the master of every priority.”

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Standing Columns

We sometimes marvel at the size of the AAPG and all of its moving parts, some of which are going in quite different directions.

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As I was formally introduced to AAPG leaders and staff as the Association’s ninth executive director in August, I spoke about three broad themes to guide our actions in achieving AAPG’s purpose.

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As mentioned in my July EXPLORER column, the DPA continue to build on last year’s business plan that was formulated by Dan Tearpock’s Executive Committee – and to kick-off our 2011-12 term, our DPA EC held a half-day summit in early August along with key committee chairs to brainstorm our objectives for the term.

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To co-render seismic attributes means to blend two or more seismic attributes into a single, unified data display.

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AAPG’s presence in Washington, D.C., the Geoscience and Energy Office, or GEO-DC, was established by the DPA and AAPG in 2005 – it is fast approaching a six-year anniversary.

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It is my pleasure to introduce myself as the new AAPG Middle East Region president (2011-13).

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Former longtime AAPG Foundation deputy executive director Don O’Nesky was elected chairman of the Foundation Trustee Associates at the group’s recent annual meeting at Lake Tahoe, Calif.

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