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The way we were: 2011 was a busy year for the oil and gas industry – huge economic problems, yes, but a lot of great success stories.

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Out of Africa: The deepwater Rovuma Basin off the coast of Mozambique is proving to be a bonanza for discovery.

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Hot water, hot potential: The possibility of reaping the rewards of geothermal energy, especially along the Gulf of Mexico coast, is moving closer to reality.

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Hall of Fame: Italy’s majestic Dolomites have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to the efforts of a dedicated team of geologists – including an AAPG member who knows the region like the back of his hand.

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Let’s make a deal: AAPG’s annual Prospect and Property Expo – best known as APPEX– is the place to be to find international potential.

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On one hand carbon capture and storage lacks governments' support in Europe. On the other hand understanding of CCS technology is growing.

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Jonna Gentry, a ninth grade earth science teacher in Colorado, is this year’s winner of the AAPG Foundation Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Natural Resources in the Earth Sciences K-12 – or, simply, Teacher of the Year.

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It was eight years ago that AAPG BULLETIN managing editor and geologist, June Chronos died but even as late as November 2011 she continued to give back to herpassion – geology.

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Standing Columns

After World War II – possibly as part of the Marshall Plan – Shell was obliged to give an American company a half interest in the acreage it held in Netherlands.

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During my travels this year I have been repeatedly asked a number of questions regarding the AAPG and its policies. Here, I address one of the more challenging and important issues – joint cooperation with other professional societies.

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Our programs are the result of a collaborative partnership between member volunteers, who donate their time, effort and expertise, and AAPG staff worldwide, who offer strategic guidance and provide operational support.

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A wise adage states that anything worth having is not easily obtainable – and it just so happens that the most promising source of cleaner, domestic, cost-effective energy of the near future also is incredibly controversial.

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The DPA’s Mid-Year meeting was held Nov. 5 in Plano, Texas, and was attended by 17 people, including the DPA’s Executive Committee, councilors and committee chairs along with AAPG Divisions manager Norma Newby.

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Seismic stratigraphy requires interpreters to analyze the geometrical configurations and termination patterns of seismic reflection events.

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For the past 20 years, the AAPG Foundation has continued to be an active and often dynamic factor in Association activities.

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