Energy Policy Blog

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Energy Policy Blog
Europe, especially Central and Eastern Europe, continues to be at risk of a Russian cutback in natural gas deliveries. Washington, D.C., legislators optimistically claim that U.S. natural gas exports will reduce European dependence on Russian natural gas. A Brookings Energy Security Institute study suggests this is unlikely.

Explorer Article

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The second annual Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, which once again threw a multidiscipline spotlight on new approaches, technology and science being used to develop unconventional plays, attracted more than 5,000 attendees– a 25 percent increase over last year’s inaugural event – to Denver’s Colorado Convention Center in late August.

Explorer Director’s Corner

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As this issue of EXPLORER goes to print, geoscience students and industry recruiters are gathering on the plains of Wyoming for the Rocky Mountain Rendezvous, the annual job fair of AAPG’s Rocky Mountain Section.

Explorer Division Column DPA

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As AAPG Division of Professional Affairs president I am often asked, “What is the DPA’s purpose?” I decided one of the best ways to answer this question is take the Letterman approach with a Top 10 list of purposes and reasons to be part of DPA.

Explorer Foundation Update

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Explorer Foundation Update

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 Policy Watch

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Explorer Policy Watch

Ronald Reagan stated in an April 2, 1988, radio address that “ … although basic research does not begin with a particular practical goal, when you look at the results over the years it ends up being one of the most practical things government does.” This widely held opinion has been notoriously hard to verify or quantify, leading to questions about appropriate funding levels.

Explorer President’s Column

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I find it ironic that George Mitchell, the “father of hydraulic fracturing technology” (aka, “father of fracing”), a technology that so many people fear or hate because of its perceived negative environmental impact, was so passionate about the environment and sustainability. This is a message we need to convey.

Learn! Blog

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Learn! Blog

Discover the basic fundamentals of structural geology, the response of natural materials to deformation, and what changes occur due to the application of stress and or strain energy. Practical Geomechanics will be covering the many aspects of exploration, assessment and production phases of petroleum reservoir development.

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Learn! Blog

The Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES) would like to invite you to join us in Houston on October 24th, 2014 at the Marathon Oil Building for the SIPES Continuing Education Seminar.

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Learn! Blog

Looking at a formation as a source rock, then turning around and considering it a viable reservoir requires you to be able to shift your thinking and to analyze a great deal of data in a new way. If you don’t, you risk not understanding the nature of “sweet spots” and how to accurately complete or use reservoir characterization studies.

Forum

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Houston, Texas, United States
26-27 February 2015

Join leading experts to learn about important new developments for developing rigorous, consistent and statistically valid reserve estimations. It has been 5 years since the SEC published ��Modernization of Oil and Gas Reporting” which gave companies more flexibility and options for reserve and resource estimation

Short Course

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Abilene, Texas, United States
5 January 2015
The AAPG Southwest Section presents the 2015 Bill Hailey Memorial Short Course in Abilene, Texas. Art Saller will be speaking on Paleozoic carbonates. 

Workshop

Houston Texas United States 28 April, 2015 29 April, 2015 12948
 
Houston, Texas, United States
28-29 April 2015

All shale plays are different, and all shale plays shed light on other shale plays. Join experts to discuss world shale plays and share the “lessons learned” in dealing with a wide variety of lithologies, reservoir conditions, and degrees of heterogeneity.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
9-11 March 2015

The productive extent of the Eagle Ford has expanded, thanks to new information and understanding of the factors that make the formation producible in a particular prospect or location. The same is true of adjacent formations such as the Buda and the Austin Chalk, along with Cretaceous extensions of the Eagle Ford, which extend from the Eaglebine to the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
4-5 February 2015

The goal of the workshop is to improve understanding of carbonate play types around the world, and to optimize efforts by using analogues for poorly understood discoveries, and challenging reservoirs where characterization may be complex. Studies will include microbialites in Brazil, carbonate-dominated unconventionals, and diagenetically altered reservoirs, along with other case studies and research.

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