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Going up: The three-year trend of rising pay for petroleum geologists continues, according to the newest AAPG annual salary survey. 

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This is a place that’s historic, innovative, hugely resourceful and enormously complex. When it comes to energy, California has it all. 

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Coexist – often easier said than done, especially when the exploration industry is attempting to work in highly populated or environmentally sensitive areas. So how does it work in California?
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A wide-bin 3-D seismic survey shed light on the Monterey oil prospect near Santa Maria, Calif.

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Using a combination of certain seismic techniques helped bring success to a team of fracture-hunting geoscientists.

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Spotlight on: AAPG member Peter Blau. He is one of the country's foremost experts on Sherlock Holmes - and yes, he enjoys both Basil Rathbone AND Robert Downey Jr.

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Voting continues in the election of new officers for the AAPG 2012-13 Exeutive Committee.

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Emphasis: Annual Convention

 

It’s show time! Science, creative thought and cutting-edge technology are going to be the stars for this month’s AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Long Beach, Calif.

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Best of the best: Pioneer researcher Koenraad Weber and past AAPG president Robbie Gries head the list of people who will receive AAPG’s highest honors and awards in Long Beach.

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AAPG's fifth Discovery Thinking Forum, this year highlighting "New Discoveries in Old Areas," will be offered at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Long Beach, Calif.

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Keeping an open mind helped one company find the Pronghorn sweet spots in the Bakken Shale is one paper featured.

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The times, they are a-changin – and Sharon Mosher says if the profession is going to continue to attract the top student talent to its ranks, perhaps it needs to be making some changes, too.

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John Grotzinger talks about the current scientific expedition to uncover geologic data on Mars, points out explorers must "think outside the box."

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Another reason why California is a popular destination for AAPG members: Its geology is perfect for wine-producing grapes.

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Those attending the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Long Beach can pay their membership dues quickly and daily at the AAPG Center.

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Two special events have been planned for all Young Professionals at this year's AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Long Beach.

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A look at the life and career of AAPG Sidney Powers medalist Koenraad Weber.

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In his own words, Weber talks about his science, his travels and his interaction with the world that he loves to study.

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How does a self-described traditionalist who as a young girl had never even heard of geology become president of AAPG? Meet Robbie Gries.

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AAPG “Outstanding Explorer” award-winner Dan Hughes has had success all around the world, largely because he had “an ambition to do my own thing.”

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Jill Stevens started Australia's Teacher Earth Science Education Program as a volunteer wanting to help improve geoscience education - and her creation is now an award-winning operation.

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Jonna Gentry, this year's winner of the AAPG Teacher of the Year award, may have “ruined rocks” for her students but they certainly will look at them differently.

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Standing Columns

Nobel laureate Niels Bohr putatively wrote that prediction is difficult, especially when it concerns the future. 

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Following the DPA annual meeting, we will hold our annual awards dinner at Sir Winston’s on the Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor. 

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A hydrocarbon exploration application that has caused multicomponent seismic data to be acquired across several offshore areas is the ability of S-wave modes to image geology inside broad, thick intervals of gas-charged sediment where P-P seismic data show no usable reflections.

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Shale gas production is booming throughout the United States and the world due to the success of the cutting edge – and in some corners, controversial – drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing.

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Tenacity and a keen business mind were traits contributing to the success of one of California’s most prosperous oilmen of the early 1900s – except this particular oilman was a woman.

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AAPG and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) are opening a joint office in Dubai UAE to facilitate services to members in the Middle East, India and North Africa.

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Recipients of this year’s L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grants have been announced by the AAPG Foundation, which sponsors the annual program that supports educational expenses.

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