January 2014

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A review of major oil and gas discoveries of 2013 shows a down year in terms of quantity—but that’s not the whole story.


Discoveries were comparatively sparse, but they persisted steadily throughout the year. Here are some of the more significant discoveries of the past year.


Shale may be the reservoir du jour, but a wide range of conventional reservoirs still hold promise in diverse regions throughout the world.


The second annual Playmaker Forum will build on the success of last year’s event, offering professional development, networking, and tricks of the trade from some of the best oil finders in the world.

Emphasis: World Developments


New geosteering tools are helping to drive eye-raising crude oil production levels in the Bakken shale play.


Presentation matters as much as the prospect itself, a veteran geologist says, as he offers tips on how to market a prospect to potential buyers.


The RMAG/DGS 3-D Seismic Symposium on Feb. 14 will be the 20th anniversary of the annual forum and will feature 3-D seismic sage Alistair Brown as keynote speaker.


The request to speak at a Florida Legislature Energy Briefing on hydraulic fracturing came from Edie Allison, AAPG’s GEO-DC director, one week before the event.

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