CO2 Statement Adopted by AAPG  
By David Curtiss / December 2008
There are differences between CO2 flooding for EOR and long-term geological carbon sequestration. Sequestration requires injecting large volumes of CO2 through the smallest number of wells possible, and ensuring the CO2 remains confined over long periods of time. The technical challenges are issues of scale.
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By David Curtiss / November 2008

geoCVD Covers a Lot of Ground  
By David Curtiss / October 2008
There may be no peer-reviewed study of this phenomenon, but I submit that cobblers do good business in election years. 
Energy Issues Action Still Pending  
By David Curtiss / September 2008
Congress returns to work this month after its August recess – and if legislators feel a sense of déjà vu, it is because their agenda includes many issues left unresolved in June and July.
SEC, ‘Use It or Lose It’ Tops Agenda  
By David Curtiss / August 2008
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues its march to modernize oil and gas reserves disclosure rules for companies traded on U.S. stock exchanges.
Alliances, Coalitions Build Strength  
By David Curtiss / July 2008
Every presidential election features news stories and political ads showing the candidates engaged in vigorous outdoor activity. Whether they are chopping logs, racing boats, jogging, clearing brush or wind-surfing, the idea is to demonstrate that the candidate has what it takes for the top job.
Nagging Biofuel Issues Linger  
By David Curtiss / June 2008
A hard look at biofuels: The spring of 2008 will not be remembered fondly in Haiti. The small, troubled Caribbean island country is again experiencing wrenching civil unrest.
It Was ‘Raining Science’ in Capitol  
By David Curtiss / May 2008
Early in the morning of March 5, a group of professionals gathered in the lobby of the historic Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square in Washington, D.C., two blocks from the White House.
Carbon Sequestration Rules Emerge  
By David Curtiss / April 2008
Just a few years ago uttering the words “carbon sequestration” at a party would result in raised eyebrows and puzzled looks: “Carbon what?”
Energy Bill and Funding Recapped  
By David Curtiss / March 2008
The first session of the 110th Congress finished in December with few results. Partisan squabbling and the distraction of a presidential election cycle seemed to bring the legislative process to a halt.
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