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Microseismic is one of the tools that have grown in popularity as it has helped producers answer one of the biggest questions they face: Where to drill next?

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Robert G. Loucks, a senior research scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin, is one of this year’s Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award winners. 

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The world's helium shortage is not a household topic, but it could become one in 2013 – this long-called a "looming crisis" is now a fast-approaching reality.

Explorer Division Column EMD

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When you need in-depth, science-based information on shale plays and issues, AAPG past president Scott Tinker has the reputation as the go-to guy.

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Every six months, chairs of the Energy Minerals Division committees convene and report on developments in the areas they cover. In this column, we highlight important observations from these recent reports.

Explorer Emphasis

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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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Seismic data is an important asset in finding sweet spots in shale plays, as AAPG member Joanne Wang discussed at a recent workshop.

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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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A new well in Oklahoma may be the most historic and geologically interesting project in the entire country – and for a bonus, it may involve a new helium province.

Explorer Policy Watch

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The recent National Academies’ Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on its late-April 2012 workshop, “Health Impact Assessment of Shale Gas Extraction,” describes many potential health impacts of shale gas development and identifies the data gaps.

Education Conference Course

Houston Texas United States 13 November, 2014 13 November, 2014 10566
 
Houston, Texas, United States
13 November 2014

This interdisciplinary course encompasses the fields of rock mechanics, structural geology and petroleum engineering to address a wide range of geomechanical problems that arise during the exploitation of oil and gas reservoirs.

Short Course

Fort Worth Texas United States 06 January, 2015 06 January, 2015 10658
 
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
6 January 2015
The AAPG Southwest Section presents the 2015 Bill Hailey Memorial Short Course in Fort Worth, Texas. Art Saller will be speaking on Paleozoic carbonates. 
Abilene Texas United States 05 January, 2015 05 January, 2015 10649
 
Abilene, Texas, United States
5 January 2015
The AAPG Southwest Section presents the 2015 Bill Hailey Memorial Short Course in Abilene, Texas. Art Saller will be speaking on Paleozoic carbonates. 

Workshop

Austin Texas United States 04 November, 2014 05 November, 2014 10229
 
Austin, Texas, United States
4-5 November 2014

Join us to learn the latest technologies being successfully applied in the main unconventional plays, and how the knowledge can be applied to other plays. Presentations to cover geochemical profiling, integrated 3D seismic, fracture characterization, geomechanics, reservoir architecture, pore evaluations, diagenesis, pore pressure, brittleness, and more.

Houston Texas United States 04 September, 2014 05 September, 2014 10228
 
Houston, Texas, United States
4-5 September 2014

This 2-day event is an exchange of new and emerging technologies and techniques that are needed to exploit new zones, revitalize old fields, and optimize operations in existing and expanded plays in the Permian and Midland.

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