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California dreaming: Some people see the Monterey Shale, and think “oil.” Others, however, see a slippery challenge.

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Monterey Shale oil development will happen – but it could take a decade, according to AAPG member Fred Aminzadeh.

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Walking through time: Geology and the history of the planet is on display on a number of buildings in Calgary, free for all to see. You just have to know where to look.

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For the first time ever, Singapore played host for the AAPG International Conference and Exhibition – and this ICE proved to be very nice, indeed.

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Added to the "first-time-ever” list was the announcing of paper and poster awards at the end of the event.

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Emphasis: Geophysical Review

 

A new kid in town: Nodal technology is proving itself a game-changer on data acquisition in the venerable Permian Basin.

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Improving conditions: Technological advances in seismic acquisition have led to successful operations in the Gulf of Mexico – and those lessons are being shared around the world.

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Taking a closer look at the fracture networks in reservoirs has become a reality through tomography, a new seismic sector of the industry.

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This geologist sings of his path from one side of rocks to the rock side. He changed the recording industry by applying his knowledge of autocorrelation, digital signal processing and seismic deconvolution to music.

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The big chill: Arctic ice used to be a huge deterrent to seismic operations – but no more.

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The North Sea is one place where new approaches to older challenges are constantly sought. The new technique called “frequency blend” applies color to help visualize frequency bands and is working well in the Barents Sea.

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Crews face a number of challenges in acquiring 3-D seismic in the Arctic. Fortunately, there are a number of solutions, too.

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Standing Columns

AAPG members realize that finding oil and gas is at best an arduous, difficult task.

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There is no question that shale gas has transformed the U.S. energy supply picture.

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AAPG’s Energy and Minerals Division (EMD) has been quite active throughout these last few years as “unconventional” plays have grown and expanded to become a regular part of most companies’ portfolios.

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This month’s column deals with seismic waveforms and facies classification.

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AAPG provided a glowing introduction to me last month in this column, but now that it is time for my first column:

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In January 1860, Lawrence, Kan., newspaperman George W. Brown, while visiting his hometown of Conneautville, Pa., was captured in the excitement of a new oil boom radiating from nearby Titusville.

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The trend of exploration success in many parts of Africa is almost unprecedented.

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This has been a very good year for contributions to the AAPG Foundation.

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