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Officer candidates for the 2016-17 AAPG Executive Committee have been announced, and videos that allow the membership to become more familiar with them, their careers and their thoughts will be available online Dec. 14.

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Paul E. Potter and Scott Tinker head the list, but they are just two of the 56 award winners who have been announced by AAPG and who will be recognized at the opening session of the 2016 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, set June 19-22 in Calgary, Canada.

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The highly anticipated report of the AAPG Ad Hoc Committee on Governance – offering recommendations regarding all segments of association governance – was presented in its preliminary form and discussed at the recent AAPG Mid-Year Business Meetings in Houston.

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The shale boom has propelled the United States oil and gas industry to a leading position, not just in production, but also in navigating the perilous waters of public opinion.

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This, the December issue of the EXPLORER, marks the end of an era. Our final EXPLORER of the year is also the final issue for longtime managing editor Vern Stefanic.

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Emphasis: Downhole Geology

 

A team of structural geologists and seismic processing geophysicists has developed what they believe is a potentially revolutionary technology that can help predict fracture performance before a well is ever drilled.

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AAPG member Kitty Milliken talks about the power of porosity in creating predictive models for better drilling decisions.
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Standing Columns

Traditionally, “community” referred to where you lived: It was a term that implied geography. Now the word “community” has taken on additional meaning: Common culture, common history and shared heritage. AAPG, as an organization, is dedicated to science and community.

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For our business, 2015 will go into the history books as a challenging year. The challenges we’re facing are creating a lot of change.
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Last year at about this time, I looked back and hoped we would be going through an oil price shock similar to 2008; instead it has become apparent that we are facing something different and much more akin to the 1980s.

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We present a simple workflow that allows an interpreter to more accurately extract such attributes using the volumetric calculators available in most commercial interpretation software packages.

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For over two years Congress has complained about delays in the government permitting process for liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals, and several bills were introduced to accelerate the processing of natural gas export applications.

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Warren G. Harding’s presidential administration was arguably the most corrupt in American history, and the oil industry was right in the middle of the scandal. The 1920s affair surrounding Teapot Dome Oil Field was the most infamous presidential scandal to happen in the 100-year period between the Grant administration in the 1870s and the Nixon administration.

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The 6th annual Young Professionals Leadership Summit (YPLS) was held in Houston with the AAPG Mid-Year Business Meetings in October. Nine attendees participated in the three-day event intended to give Young Professionals (YPs) a greater understanding of AAPG, the opportunity to discuss issues currently facing YPs within the Association, and the chance to network with the current leadership.
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Only a few new initiatives are sufficiently attractive to garner Foundation approval and member support. One that has is the U.S. Military Veterans Scholarship Program, first proposed in 2012, and conditionally approved upon receipt of member contributions totaling at least $500,000.
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