DL Abstract

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Challenges for global gas shale production include infrastructural and geological with the Marcellus providing an analogue for both. (Infrastructural) The production from the Marcellus gas shale presents unique challenges that include issues associated with leasing, geology, landowners, virtually no deep disposal wells, state governments without a severance tax, several river basin commissions, an infrastructure designed for shallow gas production, an emotional group of environmentalists, and one state that has yet to permit horizontal well stimulation.

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Assets within the Appalachian Basin range from conventional clastic and carbonate reservoirs to source rocks of Devonian black shale and Pennsylvanian coal, all of which are fractured.

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Craquelure, the fine pattern of cracks found in old paintings, presents a rare opportunity to reach beyond the physical sciences for help in understanding a geological process as inscrutable as the development of joints in a fractured reservoir.

Explorer Article

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Current AAPG Distinguished Lecturer Webster Mohriak is one of the confirmed keynote speakers for the upcoming Atlantic Realm Conjugate Margins Conference, set this August in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Retiring in 2011 after

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Online registration is open for this year’s AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, which will be held April 6-9 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston – and reduced registration fees are still available for those who act fast.

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Discoveries were comparatively sparse, but they persisted steadily throughout the year. Here are some of the more significant discoveries of the past year.

Explorer Director’s Corner

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Last month I had the privilege of traveling to the Middle East with AAPG President Lee Krystinik.

Explorer Division Column EMD

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Every six months, chairs of the Energy Minerals Division committees convene and report on developments in the areas they cover. In this column, we highlight important observations from these recent reports.

Explorer Emphasis

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Seismic Outlook: After several years of plenty, 2014 is expected to be a comparatively lean year for the seismic industry, a few localized hot-spots around the world notwithstanding.

Explorer Historical Highlight

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“One man was at the head waters of the River Amazon among the headshrinkers when he was recalled to come to Iraq; another came from Argentina, another from Mexico, still another had been in Romania, one in Indo-China, several in Venezuela and the East Indies.”

Workshop

Muscat Oman 20 October, 2014 22 October, 2014 8553
 
Muscat, Oman
20-22 October 2014

This three-day workshop will be dedicated to sharing knowledge, ideas, and workflows pertaining to exploration for stratigraphically trapped hydrocarbon accumulations in the Middle East. The workshop will emphasize case studies involving both carbonates and clastics — in order to help focus explorationists in their search for these types of traps. 

Dubai United Arab Emirates 21 September, 2014 24 September, 2014 8548
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
21-24 September 2014

Leveraging from global analogues, the workshop aims to apply lessons worldwide to the Middle East Shale Gas setting. Additionally, the workshop will explore several distinct features in the region. We anticipate rich discussions to further understand these new potential reservoirs. 

Manama Bahrain 16 June, 2014 18 June, 2014 8542
 
Manama, Bahrain
16-18 June 2014

This workshop will focus on effective young-generation learning techniques and use technology including social media to enhance the learning process. In addition, the workshop will address issues related to custom-built curricula utilizing a blended learning approach and content development processes and their impact on time to competency.

Istanbul Turkey 09 June, 2014 11 June, 2014 8536
 
Istanbul, Turkey
9-11 June 2014

Unlock billions of $ in value by enabling insights through better accessibility, quality and use of data.

Muscat Oman 28 April, 2014 30 April, 2014 8522
 
Muscat, Oman
28-30 April 2014

This workshop will focus on the technologies and techniques through a comprehensive technical program with presentations and discussions to share experiences, case studies, and opportunities.

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