Bulletin Article

 
The δ18O values of zoned dolomite-ankerite cements within shaly sandstone beds decrease with depth of burial in the Upper Cambrian Eau Claire Formation of the Illinois Basin. This trend is largely consistent across the basin as determined through secondary ion mass spectrometry.
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Explorer Article

 

“Basins to Barrels” will be the theme of the annual meeting of the Eastern Section of AAPG, which will be held Sept. 25-27 at the Lexington Convention Center complex in Lexington, Ky.

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It's plentiful, it's accessible, it's a part of our lives – but can coal ever be the environmentally preferred choice of energy? A look at the current reality of clean coal technology.

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Explorer Division Column DEG

 

From mid-September through mid-October, I had the unique opportunity to represent the Division of Environmental Geosciences at four events, and want to share some of the highlights with you.

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Explorer Division Column EMD

 

In my 15 years as an AAPG member, I’ve actively been involved in planning and serving in various roles during AAPG’s Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE), particularly when I lived in Houston.

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Gas shales have advanced to an economic gas play since the year 2000 thanks to a combination of high gas prices, shale reservoir characterization and advances in drilling and completion technology.

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Explorer Emphasis

 

Shale List Grows: Production from unconventional reservoirs, particularly shale, has been a boon to U.S. domestic natural gas stockpiles.

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Drink up: Resource plays have uncorked an abundance of new opportunities, and almost all of them demand geologists be familiar with the “Sideways” approach. (Hint: Here a lateral move isn’t a bad thing.)
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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.

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Explorer President’s Column

 

In thinking about the future of AAPG and the petroleum industry, it is interesting to contemplate the frontiers we currently face and those we could face in the future – but it also is worthwhile to consider the frontiers of the past.

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Field Seminar

Houston Texas United States 30 March, 2017 02 April, 2017 36555
 
Houston, Texas, United States
30 March - 2 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This field trip to the Cambrian microbial facies in the Mason, Texas, area will highlight several aspects of microbialite reservoirs including their composition, size and geometry. The Mason, Texas, outcrops afford spectacular views of both cross-section and plan views of microbialite facies, offering an opportunity for a truly 3-D view of the architecture of these potential reservoirs.

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Houston, Texas, United States
5-8 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This Field Trip offers the opportunity to examine the Eagle Ford Group in West Texas. This hiking trip provides a unique opportunity to visit locations on private property with restricted access.

Short Course

Houston Texas United States 06 April, 2017 07 April, 2017 35077
 
Houston, Texas, United States
6-7 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This two-day workshop provides an introduction to the application of carbonate facies, diagenesis, and seismic sequence stratigraphy to exploration and production. This includes marine, and conventional and unconventional carbonate reservoirs.

Houston Texas United States 01 April, 2017 02 April, 2017 34988
 
Houston, Texas, United States
1-2 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
This course provides an introduction to Petroleum Systems Modeling (PSM) in Exploration, with both conventional and unconventional examples.

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Houston, Texas, United States
1 April 2017

In Conjunction with AAPG 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)
The course has multiple objectives: (1) understanding basic geochemical data and applying these data to shale resource plays, (2) advanced approaches to refine and identify sweet spots in existing plays.

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