Explorer Policy Watch

As you read this column, the results of the mid-term elections will be relegated to the annals of history -- at least we can hope that is the case and we are not mired in issues of “hanging chads” or other election process quarrels.

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The next few years will begin a dramatic increase in coiled-tubing drilling (CTD), slimhole drilling and microbore applications. That could bring a handsome payoff to anyone who solves the downhole geology puzzle.

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ChevronTexaco’s deepwater Jack-2 discovery provided some front page print and, for a few, a sense of wonder about the technology that made it possible -- but it sent only a small ripple through the ranks of Washington policymakers who by-in-large had their attention focused on the mid-term elections.

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When Chevron in September announced a flow test of 6,000 barrels of oil per day from its Jack 2 well -- which tapped the Lower Tertiary age deposits in the Walker Ridge area of the deepwater Gulf of Mexico -- and simultaneously noted potential reserves as high as 15 billion barrels for the region, the mainstream media hype machine kicked into high gear.

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Alberta’s Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) is underlain by numerous, stacked coal seams permeated with methane, and contains twice the amount of gas in place than all of the CBM basins in the continental United

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November will be a busy month for AAPG’s Distinguished Lecture program with six speakers offering their talks.

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This month’s comments are a reminder for AAPG members of rights (and responsibilities) with regard to getting involved in issues that impact your professional lives, the longevity of the profession and quite possibly our financial future.

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With this EXPLORER you also received the 2007 Education Catalog, featuring all our course offerings for the upcoming year. Several new short courses and field seminars have been added this year, along with the list of past favorites.

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Explorer Regions and Sections

A major thrust of the Africa Region in recent years has been the membership drive to encourage geoscientists in Africa to become AAPG Active members and fully utilize the many benefits provided by the Association for the enhancement of their professional skills and development of the petroleum industry in Africa.

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As a volunteer for AAPG and the Dallas Geological Society it has been clear to me that the “90/10” rule holds with geologists as with all other organizations and professions. That is, 90 percent of people simply want to be left alone to do their jobs and 10 percent volunteer to get involved in professional societies, mentoring, politics or other pursuits.

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Courtesy of AAPG and AAPG Datapages, two Discovery Series data sets have been donated free of charge for use as online teaching materials. Discovery Series 10 – Sandstone Petrology: A Tutorial Petrographic Image Atlas 2nd Edition and Discovery Series 15 – Carbonate Petrology: Interactive Petrography Tutorial, both authored by Kitty Milliken, have been posted online for easy accessibility.

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Hey you Unconventional Resources Team Rock Stars! We’re proud to announce the profits from Carson Beyer's new song, 'The Rocks' -- inspired by all of you -- will be donated to Oilfield Helping Hands. We stand with OHH and Carson proudly and want to do our part in offering a helping hand to all who have been affected. If you would like to make a donation, go to https://lnkd.in/dB53uvy . 

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The AAPG Mobile app will let you easily connect with friends and colleagues and access all of your AAPG membership benefits right through your mobile device. Available for download for both iOS and Android devices!

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AAPG publications are widely read by geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers. Are they your target audience? Then take advantage of the many advertising opportunities available in AAPG’s news and journal magazines.

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