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 Foundation Update

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It has a new name, a new energy and a new lineup of experts, all primed to spread geoscience knowledge around the world. “It” is AAPG’s newly named Global Distinguished Lecture Program – emphasis on the “global” – which dates back to 1941 but continues to be the Association’s flagship initiative for offering the latest in geologic science to AAPG affiliated geological societies and universities.

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

Afghanistan 18 May, 2015 20 May, 2015 12367
 
Afghanistan
18-20 May 2015

Save the date and watch here for details.

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

Save the date and watch here for details.

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 26 January, 2015 28 January, 2015 10665
 
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
26-28 January 2015

Check the website as details develop.

Kuwait City Kuwait 23 March, 2015 25 March, 2015 8560
 
Kuwait City, Kuwait
23-25 March 2015

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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