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A world-class conference was set in one of the world’s great cities this fall as AAPG for the first time held its annual International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) in Istanbul, Turkey. About 1,400 participants attended and enthusiastically applauded the meeting’s technical program, which centered on the theme “The Spirit Between Continents: Energy Geoscience in a Changing World.”

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While many are working to forecast when the price of oil might reach $80 a barrel again, renowned international strategist and geopolitical analyst Peter Zeihan, the author of “The Accidental Superpower,” predicts in stunning detail the rising and declining energy plays of 2025 and the countries that will ultimately triumph as the world’s leading producers.
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Where did the study of geology and all other modern science begin? Look for the starting place and you might go all the way back to the ancient city of Miletus in Ionia, among Greek-speaking people living in the Aegean coastal area of present-day Turkey.

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Improved imaging technology has helped explorationists in the Sultanate of Oman reawaken a sleeping giant.

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Imagine the Mediterranean Sea drying out. Imagine the late Permian, as the Earth warmed and dried, and much of life faced extinction. Now put the two together, and you have the basis of an analog examined in the presentation “The Messinian Mediterranean Crisis: A Model for the Permian Delaware Basin?” at the upcoming AAPG International Conference and Exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey.

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The lessons taken from U.S. shale gas successes hold major implications for China’s energy future, according to researchers at the Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah. The similarities and potential are explored in a paper to be presented at the AAPG International Conference and Exhibition this month in Istanbul, Turkey.

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“Spectacular geology and history, together.” That’s how AAPG Honorary member Pinar Yilmaz of ExxonMobil set the scene for the upcoming International Conference and Exhibition (ICE), set Sept., 14-17 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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When one of us joined Royal Dutch Shell in 1980, seven out of 27 young professionals in the basic training course were Swiss – a remarkable number of students from a tiny country that does not produce oil or gas. The term “Swiss mafia” was coined by our Dutch colleagues, and it wasn’t meant in a complimentary sense.

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The historic 2014 AAPG International Conference and Exhibition marked the first time an AAPG international conference was held in Istanbul – but that wasn’t the only new dynamic at work.

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