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Have an opinion about hydraulic fracturing? So does the person next to you, which is why Steve Leifer, this year’s speaker at the upcoming DEG annual luncheon, says to look at the big picture.  

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Explorer Emphasis

 
Action is ongoing in the late Ordovicianage Utica shale play in the northeastern United States, despite the drilling pullback in shale plays overall owing to the global downturn in crude oil prices.
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Feisty. Funny. Determined. Competitive. Brilliant. Generous. The words used to describe Harris in advance of her posthumously receiving the AAPG Harrison Schmitt Award at the upcoming ACE in Denver.
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This year, URTeC has added an enhanced preview of “Coming Attractions.” In addition to looking at established plays, URTeC will provide significant information about emerging unconventional resource possibilities in North America and around the world.
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Induced seismicity has been the bane of hydraulic fracturing’s public image, but research is underway to determine the precise culprit for seemingly unnatural earthquakes.

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Award-winning paper showcases cutting-edge technique that strongly correlates the 2011 Youngstown, Ohio, Earthquake Sequence to wastewater injection.

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

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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 Historical Highlight

 

A commemorative event was held in October to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the historic Thorla-McKee oil well and salt works of southeastern Ohio. It is an important historical site for the history of North America’s petroleum industry. Much like the 1818 traveler who visited the “natural curiosity” and wrote about the well, the site is still well worth a visit.

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Explorer Policy Watch

 

Shale gas production is booming throughout the United States and the world due to the success of the cutting edge – and in some corners, controversial – drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing.

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