Facts Hone Articulate Responses  
By Doug Wyatt / March 2012

If you asked my parents what their view of the oil and gas industry was they would describe a scene from an old black and white photograph of Spindletop, McKeesport or the Big Sinking Fields, where the ground was barren and black with oil and you could step from one rig floor to the next.

A Tale of Two CO2 Opportunities   
By David Vance / December 2011

The use of injected carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) is a process that was first used on Jan. 26, 1972, at the SACROC unit in Scurry County, Texas. Since then carbon dioxide-enhanced oil recovery in primary production zones has expanded across the Permian Basin in west Texas and eastern New Mexico, and to a more limited extent in Kansas, Mississippi, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah, Montana, Alaska and Pennsylvania – and in other countries.

Frack ‘Secrets’ Don’t Engender Trust   
By Douglas Peters / September 2011

Welcome to the 2011-12 series of short EXPLORER articles by the Division of Environmental Geosciences. As the new president of DEG, I get to kick off the series with my view of one of the technical areas that DEG – and AAPG in general – needs to address this fiscal year.

Frack ‘Secrets’ Don’t Engender Trust   
By Mary Harris / June 2011

Welcome to the 2011-12 series of short EXPLORER articles by the Division of Environmental Geosciences. As the new president of DEG, I get to kick off the series with my view of one of the technical areas that DEG – and AAPG in general – needs to address this fiscal year.

Changes Bring Opportunities   
By Mary Harris / March 2011

Since the time of my last EXPLORER column in December, the petroleum industry has experienced many changes.

‘New Era’ Provides New Opportunities  
By Mary Harris / December 2010

On the last day of the GCAGS meeting we learned that the moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico had finally been lifted. Although this is great news, what does it really mean for the petroleum industry? We know the implementation of new offshore drilling regulations will be forthcoming and will promote safety.

DEG Aims to Expand Focus, Membership  
By Mary Harris / September 2010

In past years, DEG’s major areas of technical focus have included hydrogeology, environmental geophysics and carbon sequestration as it relates to the petroleum industry. Over the next year we intend to expand our technical focus areas to include:

DEG Looks for E&P, Environment Balance   
By Michael Jacobs / June 2010

In this, my last article as president of the Division of Environmental Geology, I am going to take a few moments to express my thanks to all of the hard working DEG members who helped throughout the year to make this a tremendously successful year.

DEG Covers Broad Interest Spectrum   
By Michael Jacobs / March 2010

Every now and then I get the opportunity to talk about the AAPG, and in particular the Division of Environmental Geosciences – but until now I have not had the opportunity to discuss the DEG with such a wide audience.

CO2 Sequestration in Spotlight   
By Michael Jacobs / December 2009

It seems like everywhere I go lately everyone wants to debate issues like global warming, climate change, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and cap-and-trade versus a revenue-neutral carbon tax system.

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The Division of Environmental Geosciences (DEG), a division of AAPG, is concerned with increasing awareness of the environment and the petroleum industry and providing AAPG with a scientific voice in the public arena. Among its objectives are educating members about important environmental issues, supporting and encouraging research on the effects of exploration and production on the environment, and communicating scientific information to concerned governmental agencies.

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