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Edward A. “Ted” Beaumont, senior geologist with SM Energy in Tulsa, assumed the presidency of AAPG on July 1.

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AAPG officer candidates have been announced for the 2013-14 term.

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The name game: Unraveling the geologic complexities of the Granite Wash is tough enough, but one team of geologists went one better – they unraveled the mystery of the clashing nomenclatures.

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Something old, something new: The venerable Austin Chalk has been a part of the U.S. oil story for more than three decades – but a new assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey has added a new chapter to its tale.

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Lee Allison, the state geologist and director of the Arizona Geological Survey, knows a lot about the coming need for strategic investment in data integration – and about how to succeed in today's political climate.

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ProTracks: AAPG’s Young Professionals initiative took another big step forward with three specific – and successful – events at the recent AAPG annual convention.

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Emphasis: Shale Horizons

 

Who’s in charge? Successful shale production strategies should include a crucial mantra: “Plan, Plan, Plan.”

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The third dimension: Continued improvements in new technologies such as 3-D seismic are helping some companies deal with the cost of successful shale exploration.

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All for one and one for all: It took a team effort to find exploration success in theWolfcamp Shale.

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Shale List Grows: Production from unconventional reservoirs, particularly shale, has been a boon to U.S. domestic natural gas stockpiles.

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A new report from the U.K., headed by a petroleum geologist who's familiar to AAPG audiences, recommends caution and some restrictions for use of hydraulic fracturing in new areas.

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Standing Columns

In North America onshore, the resource play has caused a dramatic shift in the exploration objectives of many, if not most, independent and major petroleum companies.

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No matter where I travel and talk with AAPG members there are two topics that I’m certain will come up in conversation: First the price of natural gas and second the role of shale gas in driving this price.

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It is a great privilege for me to serve AAPG as Division of Professional Affairs president this year. 

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Differential compaction has been used by seismic interpreters to map features of exploration interest, such as carbonate build-ups, fans and fluvial channels.

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Tulsa: Oil Capital of the World.

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AAPG member Grant Wach, petroleum geoscience professor at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, has been named the inaugural winner of the AAPG Foundation’s Professorial Award recipient.

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