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A research seismologist with the Oklahoma Geological Survey, Amberlee Darold has been studying the increase in seismicity that has attracted the attention of scientists around the globe. She will present the results of a recent study at the upcoming Mid-Continent Section meeting.
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AAPG members Mark Zoback and F. Rall Walsh separate myth from fact regarding induced seismicity.
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Explorer Emphasis

An acquisition of some unfamiliar geology in the Woodforth SCOOP shale play meant one exploration had to get creative in their use of geosteering.
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As you probably already know, winners of the Grover E. Murray Memorial Distinguished Educator Award love students, education and helping to train the next generation of geologists. To that extent, winner James O. Puckette from Oklahoma State University fits right in. But there is something else, too, in his wheelhouse.
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When it comes to providing students “real-world” experience in the classroom, some schools stand out more than others. Consider the University of Kansas, where one interdisciplinary course teams geoscience and petroleum engineering students to analyze live data from partnering oil companies.
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Explorer Historical Highlight

Hydraulic fracturing of rock formations has been hotly debated during the past several years, and public opinions have resulted in numerous legislative actions that closely control or even ban the practice in different parts of the nation. Fracturing, however, actually has been used in the oil and gas industry for 67 years and in the granite quarrying business in North Carolina since 1903.
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Explorer Policy Watch

There’s been a lot of good news recently about water and hydraulic fracturing: the EPA’s and other scientists’ research into water consumption for hydraulic fracturing found minimal strain on water resources, and natural gas power generation significantly reduces water use in power generation.
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Explorer ProTracks

Recently the AAPG YP Mid-Continent Section hosted several networking events in Oklahoma City. These events have increased YP interest in AAPG – and participation in the Mid-Continent Section is at an all time high.
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Learn! Blog

This course is part of AAPG’s upcoming Fundamentals Education Conference, taking place November 9-13, in Houston, TX.  It is excellent for geologists, geophysicists, engineers, techs or anyone who will make maps on the computer and/or needs to assess the veracity of maps made on the computer.
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How many times have you kicked yourself because you made decisions without really having time to get all the expert opinions? When could your team have been better – both in determining where to explore and how to complete a well?
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Tulsa Oklahoma United States 04 October, 2015 06 October, 2015 10246
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
4-6 October 2015
For over 110 years explorers of the Mid-Continent Oil Province have continued to pioneer the discoveries that have shaped our industry worldwide. From plane table alidade surveys to pore volume images defining shale as reservoir, today’s geoscientist must integrate cutting-edge technology with historical data and continue to innovate. The 2015 AAPG-MCS aspires to inspire the modern geoscientist to pursue The Art of Discovery.
Tulsa Oklahoma United States 06 October, 2015 08 October, 2015 13608
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
6-8 October 2015

Here is an introduction to the tools and techniques that geologists and geophysicists use to locate gas and oil, that drillers use to drill the wells and that petroleum engineers use to test and complete the wells and produce the gas and oil. Exercises throughout the course provide practical experience in well log correlation, contouring, interpretation of surface and subsurface, contoured maps, seismic interpretation, well log interpretation, and decline curve analysis.

Houston Texas United States 09 November, 2015 10 November, 2015 17725
Houston, Texas, United States
9-10 November 2015

This course summarizes the major advances and current controversies in dolomite research.

Houston Texas United States 01 December, 2015 04 December, 2015 13554
Houston, Texas, United States
1-4 December 2015
This course is designed to give participants the basic working tools to explore and develop hydrocarbons in salt basins. Because no two basins are alike, the focus is on understanding the processes and styles of salt-related deformation. At course completion participants should be able to under the depositional setting of layered evaporites, describe the mechanics of salt flow, interpret salt and stratal geometries associated with diapirs, salt welds, and minibasins, and assess more accurately the risks in the exploration of salt basins.
Corpus Christi Texas United States 18 September, 2016 20 September, 2016 12848
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
18-20 September 2016

Save the date for the 2016 Gulf Coast Association Geological Societies (GCAGS) Annual Meeting. Watch the website for details to come.

Oklahoma City Oklahoma United States 30 September, 2017 03 October, 2017 17524
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
30 September - 3 October 2017
Save the date! The 2017 AAPG MCS meeting is to be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Watch the MCS website for details as they unfold.
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