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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. 


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

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?

A wide-bin 3-D seismic survey shed light on the Monterey oil prospect near Santa Maria, Calif.


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


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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.”


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.


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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