Explorer Policy Watch

Geology’s role in unconventional natural gas production (via hydraulic fracturing and directional drilling) often is overlooked by the public, but it is a key factor in ensuring that natural gas production is efficient, economic and environmentally responsible.

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Hydraulic fracturing technology was pioneered in the mid-1940s by Halliburton, and arguably questionable as to its early success.

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Explorer Article

Wolfberry isn't the latest flavor at the smoothie bar, but it may be the tastiest discovery in the past 50 years in the Permian Basin.

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Explorer Article

The golden oldie: Operators’ eyes tend to light up when talking about the Permian Basin, with good reason – the venerable play is not only still going strong, it keeps providing exciting new chapters to its history.

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Explorer Policy Watch

Shale gas production is booming throughout the United States and the world due to the success of the cutting edge – and in some corners, controversial – drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing.

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Explorer Director’s Corner

The Grammys and the Academy Awards all have been given, and now it’s our turn on the red carpet.

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Explorer Article

This is a place that’s historic, innovative, hugely resourceful and enormously complex. When it comes to energy, California has it all. 

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Explorer Regions and Sections

Frigid temperatures and blizzard conditions moved across Europe in early February, setting new records – and as temperatures fell, gas prices from the main pipeline in Russia rose to the highest levels since 2006.

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Explorer President’s Column

My co-author for this month’s column is Jim McGhay, AAPG Treasurer. Later this month, you will receive your dues statement, where there are two items that might attract your attention. We address them here.   

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Explorer Emphasis Article

A team player: 3-D seismic technology is more than just a stand-alone tool – its true value shines when it is combined with other well data.

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Claudia J. Hackbarth, a Houston-based geologist who has held a variety of management and leadership positions for the Royal Dutch Shell Group, assumed the presidency of AAPG on July 1.

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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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Executive summary of the AAPG 2022 Member/Customer Planning Survey

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Results of the 2022 AAPG Member/Customer Planning Survey.

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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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