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The AAPG candidates for the 2014-15 term on the AAPG Executive Committee are announced.

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The program is decided for ICE 2013 in Cartagena, Colombia and a price increase is coming next month.

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EIA's Petroleum Supply Monthly report shows oil production in the lower 48 states has increased over the last three years.

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The oil and gas industry is waking up to an invisible threat – the risk of cyber-terrorist attacks and other information technology.

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Pittsburgh brought a fresh and exciting feel to this year’s AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition.

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Student award winners have been announced for best oral poster presentations at the recent AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Pittsburgh.

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Geoscience students from the University of Utah took the top prize in this year’s AAPG/AAPG Foundation Imperial Barrel Award competition.

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Emphasis: URTeC

 

The integrated teamwork approach used to reveal the assets of the Bakken shale has been effectively used for this unconventional conference.

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New dimensions: Geoscientists study how 3-D views of Eagle Ford outcrops are a great tool.

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Some things are worth waiting for: The potential of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale has the E&P industry chomping at the bit, awaiting the seven billion barrels of oil estimated for recovery.

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Think fast: A new risk-based approach to geomechanics is being used to help solve horizontal drilling problems.

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A perfect combo – Hydraulic fracture stimulation with horizontal drilling is contributing to the shale play successes in the United States and around the world.

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Lee Krystinik, principal with Fossil Creek Resources, has assumed the presidency of AAPG as the 2013-14 Executive Committee begins its term.

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During my formative years I was raised with a consistent and simple theme: Do what I say I will do and do it to the very best of my ability.

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Global demand for natural gas continues to grow and the search is on to meet that demand in both the eastern and western hemispheres.

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What a great privilege it is for me to serve as your president of the Division of Professional Affairs this coming year.

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Fracture zones can be critical to improving or creating sufficient porosity and permeability in hydrocarbon reservoirs – with strain, along with lithology and thickness being the major controls.

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Natural gas production has mushroomed over the past five years. At the same time, natural gas prices have declined.

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Were there enough arguments to champion a firm stand for a Pacific origin of the Caribbean lithosphere, as Kevin Burke, Bruce Malfait and others had suggested?

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The last decade has been good for Latin America.

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A few months ago the AAPG Foundation emailed AAPG student members, asking for their nominations for the 2013 Professorial Award.

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