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Famed 3-D modeling researcher Dietrich Welte and past AAPG president Stephen Sonnenberg lead the list of 45 people who have been named to received AAPG honors and awards.

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Jokers may be wild: Trying to predict what lies ahead for the energy industry, according to one expert, is a risky bet.

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The Caribbean Basins Tectonics Hydrocarbon project is now in the stretch drive of its planned triple-phase program.

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Making a Difference: Human trafficking takes a horrific toll on lives around the world, but one AAPG member and his wife have dedicated their lives to exposing the tragedy – and helping those who have suffered most.

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Emphasis: Gulf Coast

 

Technology might be the biggest story in the Gulf of Mexico and the strategic importance of the area may remain for years ahead.

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Closest of trends: Geoscientists experienced a huge “aha!” moment that started with the realization that Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale and Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale have a lot in common.

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Nuisance? For a long time the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale was considered an irritating target for drillers – but time and economic dynamics have a way of changing perspectives.

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Standing Columns

What is the value of the petroleum industry’s professional associations – like AAPG – to society at large?

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I am writing this column high above the U.S. midcontinent, the setting sun throwing long shadows across the aircraft cabin. I

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DPA can play an important role in developing the professionalism required to generate prospects, discoveries and exploration workflows.

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A detailed investigation of seismic amplitudes can yield information pertaining to lithological variation in subsurface sedimentary rock formations and the existence and extent of some hydrocarbon zones.

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Consulting geologist and AAPG member Edith C. “Edie” Allison has been named director of the AAPG Geoscience and Energy Office in Washington, D.C. (GEO-DC), a position that has been vacant since David Curtiss became AAPG executive director in August 2011.

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Most papers about the history of geology concern evolution of concepts or sequences of events. This paper turns that on its ear – it shows how geology can influence history.

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In an effort to continue serving the geosciences community in the Middle East, AAPG Middle East Region will be offering a number of Geosciences Technology Workshops (GTWs) where the attendees, practitioners and scientists will have an opportunity to discuss real cases, issues and experiences.

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Contributions to the AAPG Foundation are up 58 percent over this time last year, with support this year through Aug. 31 now topping $1,376,813.

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