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The StatesFirst working group on induced seismicity just released its report,” Potential Injection-Induced Seismicity Associated with Oil & Gas Development: A Primer on Technical and Regulatory Considerations Informing Risk Management and Mitigation.” The report describes the causes of and ways to prevent induced earthquakes. It also looks at the interaction between regulators and the public, and the report includes case studies of how states have responded to instances of suspected induced seismicity in California, Oklahoma, Ohio, Illinois, and Colorado.

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Events Blog


Share your innovations, ideas and experiences at the industry’s leading multidisciplinary unconventional science and technology event. Widely recognized as the premier sharing venue for best practices that define success in unconventional plays, URTeC received a record number of abstracts this year including more geophysical focused papers.

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Explorer Article

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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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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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.
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Abilene, Texas, United States
11 January 2016

The AAPG Southwest Section presents the 2016 Bill Hailey Memorial Short Course in Abilene, Texas. Dr. Matthew J. Pranter will be speaking on "Fundamentals of Reservoir Characterization and Modeling".

Questions? Contact Jean Campbell, Continuing Education Committee Chair.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
12 January 2016

The AAPG Southwest Section presents the 2016 Bill Hailey Memorial Short Course in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Matthew J. Pranter will be speaking on "Fundamentals of Reservoir Characterization and Modeling".

Questions? Contact Jean Campbell, Continuing Education Committee Chair.

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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.

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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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