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Few battles in recorded military history exhibit the relationship of geology to the ultimate outcome of the battle as drastically as the Civil War battle of Gettysburg.

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Diverse and unique field trips – something for everyone – are planned for the upcoming AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Pittsburgh.

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Denver consulting geophysicist-geologist R. Randy Ray, current chair of the AAPG House of Delegates, has been named deputy editor-in-chief of the new SEG-AAPG journal INTERPRETATION.

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The first annual Charles H. Taylor Fellowship Meeting formally established the structure and people who will help ensure excellence in the AAPG publications.

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Emphasis: Shale Horizons

 

Mind games: Some strategies are better than others when it comes to involvement in unconventional resources. Think about that.

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Look again: The Bakken shale play is so big the U.S. Geological Survey has made a new assessment of the formation to see what has changed since the last assessment in 2008.

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Bottoms up! The successful Barnett play is getting a second look, thanks to a new study that took a bottomsup approach to determines areas with the best potential.

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A recent study has been completed comparing North American and European shale gas and oil resource systems.

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High resolution aeromagnetic surveys are being used with great success in Marcellus shale exploration.

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Standing Columns

Some older members of AAPG may remember when geologists, geophysicists and engineers worked under separate supervision and in separate departments in oil and gas companies.

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These days all the talk about resource plays and the boomtown atmosphere in places like Williston, N.D., and Midland, Texas, has shifted focus away from the offshore.

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In 2006 I had the privilege to serve as the general chairman for the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Houston. 

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In the March issue of Geophysical Corner, my colleagues Marcilio Matos and AAPG member Kurt Marfurt discussed the concept of phase unwrapping and the computation of phase residues.

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Regulations aimed at reducing carbon emissions are now common – 33 countries and 18 sub-national jurisdictions will have a price on carbon in 2012 – but the topic is contentious in the United States and other countries as carbon emissions regulations take hold.

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It was a milestone year for everyone living in Angola. In 2002, Jonas Savimbi, the leader of the rebel group UNITA, was killed on Feb. 22 that year, bringing an abrupt end to the long and horrible 27 years civil war.

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As an ever-growing field, geoscience has no shortage of needs – for example, the dissemination of current, accurate information to the public, research funding, grants to university students, publications to universities that have lean budgets, K-12 rock kits, young professional career guidance, and the list goes on.

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