Explorer President’s Column

In the fourth quarter, the Executive Committee requested the Executive Directors to review the structure of the AAPG with a specific focus on realignment of our staff on the business of AAPG.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Since shale plays began revolutionizing the oil and gas industry, North America has been the dominant continent in making them successful. But a strong contender some 5,000 miles south of the U.S. border is beginning to turn heads.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

While many are working to forecast when the price of oil might reach $80 a barrel again, renowned international strategist and geopolitical analyst Peter Zeihan, the author of “The Accidental Superpower,” predicts in stunning detail the rising and declining energy plays of 2025 and the countries that will ultimately triumph as the world’s leading producers.

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Energy Policy Blog

On December 18, Congress passed the FY 2016 Omnibus spending bill—twelve appropriation bills rolled into one. It will boost funding for essentially all science agencies and offices. Especially noteworthy is the removal of cuts to the Geoscience Directorate of the National Science Foundation. The AAPG policy office, AAPG members and other geoscience associations contacted dozens of legislators to explain the benefits of geoscience research to the nation and advocate against the cuts. It clearly made a difference. The bill also will allow changes to the highly restrictive rules on travel by federal scientists. In addition, the tax package passed in parallel with the Omnibus makes permanent the industry R&D tax credit.

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Energy Policy Blog

Both the House and Senate have expressed interest in passing energy policy legislation this Congress, and they continue to move forward with the process. Another major step that occurred last week was the passage of the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act (HR 8). The legislation is significant because it is the first real attempt to overhaul U.S. energy laws since the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

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EMD Blog

Are you interested in becoming an active member on the EMD Executive Committee? We are looking for three volunteer positions for the upcoming 2016 - 17 year (beginning in July): secretary (two - year term), vice president (one - year term); and president-elect (three - year term). The president-elect is a one - year term, followed by one year as President; and a third year as past president after the election.

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Explorer Policy Watch

For over two years Congress has complained about delays in the government permitting process for liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals, and several bills were introduced to accelerate the processing of natural gas export applications.

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Explorer Division Column DEG

Last year at about this time, I looked back and hoped we would be going through an oil price shock similar to 2008; instead it has become apparent that we are facing something different and much more akin to the 1980s.

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Explorer Director’s Corner

For our business, 2015 will go into the history books as a challenging year. The challenges we’re facing are creating a lot of change.

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Explorer President’s Column

Traditionally, “community” referred to where you lived: It was a term that implied geography. Now the word “community” has taken on additional meaning: Common culture, common history and shared heritage. AAPG, as an organization, is dedicated to science and community.

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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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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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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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