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The first installment of our new monthly feature celebrating “The Next 100 Years” of AAPG examines our global energy future. The world of the future will need energy that is affordable, available, reliable and sustainable. But no form of energy is perfect and the availability and use of resources – from fossil to nuclear to renewable – vary by region.

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Geoscientists Without Borders supports humanitarian applications of geoscience around the world.

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AAPG judges play the critical role of finding the most ingenious studies and applications in petroleum geology.

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By one measure, 2016 shaped up to be the worst time for international oil and gas discoveries in years. By another, last year looks like the worst for international oil additions in decades.

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The recent and apparently large oil discoveries on Alaska’s North Slope by Caelus Energy Alaska and Armstrong Oil & Gas, Inc. and its partner Repsol have shown the world that giants may still exist in the 49th state. And, more might be waiting to be found.

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In a world with shifting politics, fluctuating commodity prices and economic uncertainty, Mexico’s energy sector provides promise.

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One of the most productive regions in the petroleum world for almost a century, the Permian Basin is far from tapped out, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey assessment.

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When it comes to politics, there seems to be some confusion among Members regarding the differences between politics, policy, advocacy and legislation.

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It’s appropriate that we look back into our history. After all, our science is built on the foundation of those who went before us, observing, measuring and intuiting earth processes.

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While 100 years is a great milestone, it is also true that our profession is younger than the other scientific professions that serve as cornerstones of our modern industrial society.

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Interpretation of seismic amplitude anomalies could be a direct solution to finding hydrocarbons, or defining lithology, but is usually a tricky problem.

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AAPG Members around the world can help provide scientific and technical explanations to help guide new legislation and regulation.

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Today, there are 31 sedimentary basins worldwide that produce or have economic discoveries in deepwater, in terms of both modern water depths and reservoir type.

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One subject missing from the industry conversation is – not just discussing how to help those colleagues in transition or offering advice to students looking for jobs – but actually doing something about those challenges.

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Paul M. Strunk, this year’s recipient of the AAPG Foundation’s L. Austin Weeks Memorial Medal, is being recognized for something he’s done consistently over the past three decades.

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