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The AAPG newly-elected officers for AAPG have been decided. Randi Martinsen from Laramie Wyo., will serve as the 2013-14 President-Elect.

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Best foot forward: Trying to make a deal? It isn’t always the property or the prospect that’s being sold.

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A bright idea: Lightning as an exploration tool. Really. Just ask Ben Franklin.

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How did he stay so cool? Sticking to the facts was key in dealing with the public and media during the aftermath of explosion at Macondo.

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Across the universe: AAPG Memoir 101 takes a comprehensive look at the potential for energy and mineral resources in the solar system.

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Japan has taken a leap forward in natural gas production by conducting the first successful production test of natural gas from marine hydrates. Could this be the“bridge” fuel needed in the coming energy transition?

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Emphasis: Rocky Mountains

 

Rocky Mountain high? Operators throughout the Rocky Mountains region have reasons to be cautious – but just as many reasons to smile.

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Who’s got the last laugh now? The Uteland Butte once was a sandstone that operators quickly passed through – and often ignored – on their way to other targets. But things are changing in Utah.

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The U.S. Geological Survey crunched some more numbers with their eyes on the Bakken Formation in North Dakota and Montana. The results are in and the estimates are even larger.

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The Rocky Mountain Section meeting will be held Sept. 22-24 in Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s theme is “Energy Elevated” and features more than 130 technical papers. including two forums.

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Standing Columns

Just a few years ago, when most of us believed that peak oil had occurred or would very soon, I worried about how much longer AAPG would survive past its 100th anniversary, which comes up in just four years.

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Last month in this column I made the point that AAPG’s success as a scientific and professional society is highly dependent on the relevance and value of our products and services to our members and customers.

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This will be my last column in the EXPLORER as president for DEG. In June I will turn over the reins to Doug Wyatt, and I wish him well.

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Three-D seismic surveys usually are designed in a way that the subsurface features are regularly sampled in different dimensions, comprising the spatial coordinates, offsets and azimuths.

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April brought AAPG members to Washington, D.C., for visits with federal agencies and Senate and House offices.

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Operation Overlord: An unassuming, extraordinary quiet man keeps a secret about his heroic past in silence throughout his entire life.

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The inaugural EAGE-AAPG workshop, titled “Basin-Margin Wedge Exploration Plays,” will be held Nov. 20-22 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Congratulations to the 89 recipients of the 2013 Grants-in-Aid Award Program. 

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