June 2014

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John Hogg, an AAPG Honorary member and vice president of exploration and operations for MGM Energy Corp., in Calgary, Canada, has been voted president-elect by the AAPG membership for the 2014-15 term and will serve as AAPG president in 2015-16.

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A comprehensive look at Mexico's revolutionary energy reforms.

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Some surprising findings bubbled up in a recent study of methane geochemistry in the Appalachian Basin. The findings could complicate the jobs of investigators trying to determine how stray methane gets into water wells.

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The energy industry needs to do a better job of engaging communities near drilling sites and informing them of safe energy practices that protect human health and the environment according to Craig Walters, Anadarko Petroleum’s director of Wattenberg field operations in northern Colorado,

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Videos made by AAPG Student Chapters get rave reviews, particularly the work of the San Diego State University chapter

Emphasis: Rocky Mountain Roundup

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As Colorado goes, so goes the nation when it comes to energy and environmental policy and the court of public opinion.

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The EXPLORER interviews Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and others about presiding over the national nexus of energy and environmental politics.

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With an economy in decline and a population exodus only a few short years ago, North Dakota has transformed into a boom state, thanks to the Bakken formation. 

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As the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Marcellus and other shale plays make national news, the Cane Creek reservoir might be the dark horse poised to emerge as another major shale play. 

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The time-worn phrase "everything old is new again" is an apt description for much of the revved-up activity in the oil patch these days.

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Microseismic technology continues to pay its way as an exploration tool. A buried array installed in the Williston Basin is helping Newfield Exploration Co. of Denver increase efficiency, according to company geologists.

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AAPG member Zell Peterman, U.S. Geological Survey scientist emeritus, is busy with colleagues examining Williston Basin Bakken formation water and the role of shale filtration.

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