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Gas hydrate field production tests, laboratory studies, and computer modeling have documented the fact that gas hydrates hosted in sand-rich, conventional reservoirs systems, can occur at high concentrations and can be produced with conventional hydrocarbon production technologies.

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The Geothermal Committee is looking for a few good members. Please contact any EMD officer to volunteer.

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Because my term expires at the end of June, I want take a moment upfront to express my gratitude to the EMD Executive and Leadership Committees for their enthusiastic support and willingness to volunteer their valuable time to work with me during the past year. Your continued efforts are recognized and appreciated by many in AAPG. President Denise Cox expressed to me that she views EMD as the most important Division that will help insure AAPG’s future success as our Association keeps pace with a sustainable energy future. EMD will serve an important role in attracting new members to AAPG who are interested in alternate (non-petroleum) energy resources, and critical minerals required to support the transition to renewable energy sources. This view does not diminish the importance of the unconventional oil & gas resources represented by EMD, which will continue as a necessary component to meet the world’s increasing energy demand well into the future.

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Tuesday May 21, 2019 7:15 pm – 9 pm Room 214 A in the San Antonio Convention Center. It is on the Meeting Room level of the convention center. This year we are focusing on how much petroleum comes from come from outside the landing zone / reservoir (and the implications for inventory, spacing, etc.). The first three talks address this issue as well as the problems associated with geochemical techniques that attempt to quantify out-of-zone flow. Alton Brown will follow with a talk that builds on last year’s conversation about pressure generation during petroleum generation and explusion. 

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Interest in geothermal energy has been growing recently as one of the non-carbon geologic energy resource types envisioned for a sustainable energy future. Geothermal energy is unique among the unconventional and alternate energy resources represented by EMD in that it is a considered a naturally replenishing or renewable energy source.

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Welcome to the first issue of the 2018-19 EMD Newsletter. The last EMD Newsletter was published in 2010 when it was decided to try a new format to distribute information through the modernized EMD website and quarterly email blasts. The website is now well established as a resource documenting EMD’s activities and reports, however the frequency of regular email communications since 2010 has been sporadic. The purpose of reinstituting the newsletter is to help improve member engagement by formalizing a standardized format for the quarterly email blasts.

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Natural gas hydrate resources potentially exceed all other conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon resources in our world; however, little is known about the ultimate viability of this untapped energy resource. How will natural gas shape our energy future? Make plans to attend the workshop “Gas Hydrates – From Potential Geohazard to Carbon-Efficient Fuel?” in Auckland, New Zealand, 15-17 April 2019.

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On September 26, 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued their Record of Decision (ROD) to approve a 14-mile long “energy corridor” across public lands in Uintah County, Utah to support development of a planned 27,000 acre South Project oil shale mine to be developed by Estonia-based Enefit American Oil. The ROD followed a six-year environmental study and preparation of the Final Environmental Impact Study issued by the BLM following extensive public comment.

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Plans are well underway for ACE2019 in San Antonio, Texas, May 19 – 22. I hope you plan to attend and will consider submitting your abstract to one of the EMD-sponsored themes. The Technical Program Committee encourages the submission of high quality abstracts with direct application to our industry. In particular, abstracts that deal with the most compelling and relevant play areas, both domestic and international, are the most desirable. Submission deadline is Oct. 11, 2019

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The mantra “people are our most important resource” has gotten a little harder to say with a straight face after the recent layoffs.

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