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The semi-finals are completed. Twelve teams from around the world have their eyes set on Denver to participate in the finals of the 2015 AAPG/AAPG Foundation Imperial Barrel Award competition.
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Recent debates have flared in the western United States over federal versus state ownership of public lands. Bills concerning the transfer of some public lands to states have been introduced in the U.S. Congress and many western state legislatures, though none have become law.

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January and early February are going to be busy months for AAPG’s Distinguished Lecture program, with several speakers set to make tours.

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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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Independent companies, both large and small, are widely acknowledged for spearheading the shale play phenomenon. “Nimble” usually is the operative word here.

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At the start of the now-phenomenal shale play bonanza, the thinking in general was that the rocks were homogeneous across an area of interest. Then reality set in as the shale E&P players came to realize via the drill bit that heterogeneity rules, and homogeneity and uniformity are not even bit players in the big picture.
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The “Converting Technology Into Dollars” panel will explore how top-tier organizations lead the way by rapidly improving and deploying unconventional resource technologies and incorporating new learnings across their organizations.

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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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AAPG member Zell Peterman, U.S. Geological Survey scientist emeritus, is busy with colleagues examining Williston Basin Bakken formation water and the role of shale filtration.

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Microseismic technology continues to pay its way as an exploration tool. A buried array installed in the Williston Basin is helping Newfield Exploration Co. of Denver increase efficiency, according to company geologists.

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Field Seminar

Great Falls Montana United States 17 August, 2015 21 August, 2015 108
 
Great Falls, Montana, United States
17-21 August 2015

Participants will explore a number of classic geological sites that affected the Lewis and Clark expedition in Montana on this six-day excursion.

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