Explorer Article

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The Dead Sea is a geological treasure chest, with salt features, mineral-rich waters, natural asphalt, and - most tantalizing of all – oil prospects.
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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.

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A recent story about Shell’s withdrawal from a long-lived project on in situ production of shale oil from oil shale was an interesting example of over-interpretation of a small dataset.

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Despite discouraging economic conditions over the last two years, development of the world’s vast resources of oil shale continues to make progress.

Explorer Regions and Sections

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In an effort to continue serving the geosciences community in the Middle East, AAPG Middle East Region will be offering a number of Geosciences Technology Workshops (GTWs) where the attendees, practitioners and scientists will have an opportunity to discuss real cases, issues and experiences.

Workshop

Dead Sea Jordan 08 June, 2015 10 June, 2015 10669
 
Dead Sea, Jordan
8-10 June 2015

Check the website for details as they develop.

Dubai United Arab Emirates 17 May, 2015 19 May, 2015 10668
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
17-19 May 2015

Check the website for details as they develop.

Doha Qatar 16 February, 2015 18 February, 2015 10666
 
Doha, Qatar
16-18 February 2015

Check the website for details as they develop.

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 02 March, 2015 04 March, 2015 10667
 
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2-4 March 2015

Check the website for details as they develop.

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. 

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