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Yes, you can go home again. Just ask Cynthia B. Peterson, newly appointed dean and first woman of the College of Science, and professor of biochemistry at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where she graduated Magma Cum Laude in 1979 with a bachelor’s in biochemistry.

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There’s a major scientific initiative evolving in Baton Rouge, La., that is expected to have a positive impact around the globe. It’s the relatively new Water Institute of the Gulf, appropriately located in this city bounded on its western edge by the majestic Mississippi River as it wends its way southward to meet the Gulf of Mexico.

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Like numerous other geologic formations, the allure of the Wilcox has waxed and waned owing to fluctuating commodity prices, among other issues. As hydrocarbon prices recovered and technology applications like hydraulic fracturing became commonplace, the Wilcox beckoned anew, attracting principally the mom-and-pop shops and the small to mid-size independents.

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Three speakers from the AAPG-AAPG Foundation’s Global Distinguished Lecture Program will be on tour in November, making stops in the western parts of North America and throughout the Asia-Pacific Region.

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Team registrations are now being accepted for this year’s AAPG-AAPG Foundation’s Imperial Barrel Award program (IBA), an annual prospective basin evaluation competition for geoscience graduate students from universities around the world.

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It soon will be time to pack up and head to Lafayette, La. for the 2014 Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies meeting, hosted by the Lafayette Geological Society.

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The ever-increasing number of hydraulic fracturing applications used to economically produce shale reservoirs impacts various businesses that profit from this phenomenon. Think sand mining/processing, for example.

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Despite its “fits and starts” drilling history, the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale has begun to garner some respect– specifically, it appears to be on the brink of becoming a bona fide commercially productive play.

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 Geophysical Corner

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In recent years, a number of workflows have been developed to use spectral decomposition for 3-D geomodeling to extract architectural elements such as channels.

Workshop

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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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