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A helping hand turns into a learning experience. Students at a South Africa university pair up with a government-funded program and help solve a children’s school’s water problem.

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The new joint publication of SEG and AAPG – Interpretation – will release its last free issue in November which features a special section on interpreting unconventional resources.

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It is time to begin making requests for a distinguished lecturer to visit your society or campus. This year the selection is expanded to include Europe.

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Southward bound – Part II: A team of geoscientists headed to Antarctica to research planetary processes on the world’s last remaining wilderness.

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Emphasis: Gulf Coast

 

The ultra-deepwater Alaminos Canyon area proved to be a valuable lease purchase in the recent Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale.

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Wil who? Don’t look now, but the Wilcox Trend is making a name for itself – thanks to high oil prices and technology applications, such as hydraulic fracturing.

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A valuable study funded by the Texas Water Development Board sets aside the controversy and takes a closer look at hydraulic fracturing and water resources and consumption.

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The Louisiana Professional Geoscience Practice act was passed but is now about to become active and licensing applications are becoming available soon.

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Standing Columns

This month we continue our series dealing with the reality of doing what we say we do. 

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I am writing to you from high above the Caribbean, on my way home from Cartagena, Colombia, site of the 2013 AAPG International Conference and Exhibition.

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Our principal goal for the DPA is to increase our relevance to our members – and by extension to our AAPG community, which in turn ought to make the Division attractive to new members.

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Ideally, seismic data should be acquired at high spatial and temporal sampling, so that the small subsurface features of interest can be clearly seen on the seismic display.

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As shale gas development has boomed over the past decade and public concern about its safety has swelled, both regulatory agencies and operating companies have accelerated their efforts to improve environmental safety.

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Concepts and technologies developed for liquid-rich unconventional plays in North America are on the verge of being exported worldwide.

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The largest programs that the Foundation maintains help geology students through school – we provide grants and scholarships, we recognize outstanding educators and we enable students to participate in activities that build their knowledge, their network, their leadership skills and much more.

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