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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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Explorer Article

In order to foster both excitement and pride in the work being done in geology departments on university and college campuses, the annual student chapter video contest has become a way for these student organizations to highlight their commitment to geology.
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Explorer Division Column DEG

“Don’t you care about the environment?” DEG’s founder and first president – and an AAPG past president and legend – Bruno Hanson directly challenged me with that question.
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Explorer Emphasis

The discovery and imaging of a mammoth magma reservoir beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano is a capstone to decades of research. Scientists have long known of a smaller magma chamber, but the new chamber – 4.4 times larger – helps answer the questions about the volcanic system.
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Explorer Foundation Update

More than 60 AAPG Foundation Trustee Associates and their guests traveled to Colorado Springs recently for the 38th annual Trustee Associates meeting, which mixed business, networking and relaxation.
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Explorer Geophysical Corner

The key elements for shale resource evaluation are the mineral content – such as clay, quartz and calcite – the total organic carbon (TOC) content, the brittleness and some mechanical properties of the shale rocks. Geomechanical studies are necessary both for understanding wellbore environment stability and also interpreting well log data, by estimating the mechanical properties of the subsurface.
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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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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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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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15 February - 29 April 2016

The winning team's PowerPoint presentation must be sent to Mike Mlynek by the IBA Coordinator directly after the Region's event. Exceptions to this deadline date must be filed with the IBA Committee by 21 December 2015.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
17-18 June 2016

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
19 June 2016

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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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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2-5 October 2016

Save the Date for the joint AAPG Rocky Mountain Section-AAPG Pacific Section Meeting. Watch the website for details to come. 

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Billings, Montana, United States
25-28 June 2017

Save the date for the 2017 AAPG Rocky Mountain Section Meeting to be held in Billings, Montana. Watch the website for details to come. 

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