The Association has lost one of its legends with the recent passing of Marlan W. Downey.

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“Peak Oil” — the idea that global oil production will soon reach a maximum and then begin to decline — attracted a significant number of believers in the 1990s and early 2000s. Then unconventionals happened.

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This has become an uncomfortable moment for the nation’s scientific gatekeepers: a geologist and “creation scientist” is suing the Grand Canyon National Park Service over alleged “religious discrimination.”

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President Trump rolled out a two-for-one executive order, “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.” Who can’t get behind efficiency and economy in the regulatory state – especially in today’s oil and gas industry, where every bit of profit makes a difference? Well, the devil is in the details.

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As AAPG’s International Conference and Exhibition heads to London this fall, it will coincide with an anniversary of sorts. Almost a year ago to the day, the British government overturned a decision by local planners to allow a privately-owned British exploration company to once again conduct hydraulic fracturing operations in the region.

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In low-price periods, unconventional resource producers measure success largely by their ability to keep operating costs low. But for Dan Georgi, team lead for reservoir engineering technology at the Aramco Houston Research Center, the best strategy moves beyond tweaking fluids and well design.

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It’s widely known that refracturing a horizontal well can help to reduce the interaction between so-called parent and child wells by causing a high stress area around the refractured wells and diverting child well fractures away from the parent well.

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The AAPG Foundation recently announced the awarding of more than $100,000 to undergraduate students, geoscience student-led groups and seven military veterans, all part of its initiative of supporting geoscience education.

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The AAPG-SEG 2017 International Conference and Exhibition will be held Oct. 15-18 at the ExCel convention centre in London, UK. (This one was in the June Explorer, but I’d like to retain it for the online version of the July Explorer.)

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Petroleum is our lifeblood. Where oil and gas flow, so do the fortunes of our Members. Our industry and way of life depend on hydrocarbons. We must lead the way to find and produce energy.

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AAPG is about community, and it has been since our founding Members gathered together in Tulsa, Oklahoma more than 100 years ago.

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What will have a significant impact on the Division of Professional Affairs and advance the continuing health of the organization?

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In this article, we discuss other efforts directed at performing an integrated assessment for the prospects in the Barents Sea, and lowering exploration risk in the future.

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The AAPG has always played an important role in my professional life. Early in my career, I had the good fortune to have met J. Elmer Thomas, the founding president of the AAPG. This was an important event in helping me down the early paths of my profession.

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Such events are beneficial to AAPG YPs and prospective YP SIG and Association members alike. They provide a forum not only for students seeking advice on career paths, for recent graduates looking to build their professional networks, but also for promoting the local geological society, AAPG, and the YP SIG.

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The AAPG Foundation recently announced the awarding of more than $100,000 to undergraduate students, geoscience student-led groups and seven military veterans, all part of its initiative of supporting geoscience education.

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