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Lucas and the Michigan Basin Reef Project  
By Richard Vincelette / May 2013

This story is an illustration of how a single geologist working for a major company can develop new exploration concepts in a “mature basin” and turn it into one of that company’s most successful plays in the onshore United States.

Solving the Mystery of Angolan Oil  
By Tako Koning / April 2013

It was a milestone year for everyone living in Angola. In 2002, Jonas Savimbi, the leader of the rebel group UNITA, was killed on Feb. 22 that year, bringing an abrupt end to the long and horrible 27 years civil war.

A Truly Massive Stimulation Technique  
By John C. Lorenz / March 2013

After World War II, the United States suddenly found itself with nuclear explosives, a tool for which there were few obvious uses other than spectacular and indiscriminate destruction. 

Cartagena – History, Culture and Geology  
By Miguel Ramirez, Hans Krause / February 2013

Beautiful Cartagena, the site of this year’s AAPG International Conference and Exhibition, is the city where Colombia’s bogotanos flock to enjoy themselves, to see and be seen.

Historic New York Survey Set High Geologic Standards  
By Raymond Sorenson / January 2013

When New York began its first state geological survey in 1836, seep petroleum was used in small quantities primarily for medicinal purposes.

Entrepeneurs Finished the Falklands’ Story  
By Phil Richards / December 2012

Some bold and creative geologists, full of the entrepreneur spirit, helped turn the Falkland Islands into a success story.

Striking It Big in Kansas  
By Lawrence Skelton / November 2012

In January 1860, Lawrence, Kan., newspaperman George W. Brown, while visiting his hometown of Conneautville, Pa., was captured in the excitement of a new oil boom radiating from nearby Titusville.

Geology Was Factor In Frontier Texas Life  
By Peter Rose / October 2012

Most papers about the history of geology concern evolution of concepts or sequences of events. This paper turns that on its ear – it shows how geology can influence history.

Kurdistan Venture Yields World-Class Discovery  
By Chris Garrett / September 2012

Historical Highlights: A look at the challenges and developments that led to the successful Shaikan-1 well in Iraq's Kurdistan Region.

The Caribbean: Is it From Here or From There?  
By Keith James / August 2012

Historical Highlights looks at the origin of the Caribbean, a geological puzzle. Just exactly where did it come from?

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Historical Highlights

Historical Highlights - Hans Krause

Hans Krause is an AAPG Honorary Member, Distinguished Service Award winner and former chair of the AAPG History of Petroleum Geology Committee.

Historical Highlights

A History-Based Series, Historical Highlights is an ongoing EXPLORER series that celebrates the "eureka" moments of petroleum geology, the rise of key concepts, the discoveries that made a difference, the perseverance and ingenuity of our colleagues – and/or their luck! – through stories that emphasize the anecdotes, the good yarns and the human interest side of our E&P profession. If you have such a story – and who doesn't? – and you'd like to share it with your fellow AAPG members, contact the editor.

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