Explorer Historical Highlights

The Nelson Field in the North Sea is the British Gas discovery featured in a new series of articles focusing on the history of petroleum geology.

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Explorer Director’s Corner

Last year the Executive Committee, Advisory Committee and senior staff force-ranked AAPG’s top 25 programs. Generally, the outcome was what you might expect, with the BULLETIN, EXPLORER and ACE (annual meeting) taking the top rankings.

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Explorer President’s Column

In thinking about the future of AAPG and the petroleum industry, it is interesting to contemplate the frontiers we currently face and those we could face in the future – but it also is worthwhile to consider the frontiers of the past.

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Explorer Article

It’s a wonderful life: Being named a winner of AAPG’s Pioneer Award never occurred to J. Myles Bowen – despite his prominent role in a number of huge industry success stories, including the Nelson Field.

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Explorer Article

What’s next? Leaders of three AAPG Regions talk about anticipated activity and potential challenges their areas face in 2011. 

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Still standing: Despite the ill-fated Macondo disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the industry not only weathered the storm but emerged strongly, thanks largely to notable discoveries around the world. 

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Explorer Article

Encore presentation: Last year was the biggest and most successful year ever for AAPG's international Distinguished Lecture program – and organizers are hoping this year brings more of the same.

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Explorer President’s Column

As I have traveled to AAPG conferences during the past year-and-a-half I have been impressed by the number of symposia on shale gas.

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Explorer Regions and Sections

Although historically focused on its birthplace in North America, AAPG is growing rapidly in several international locations, including one that is in the heart of the oil industry – the Middle East.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

The circum-Arctic region has ample energy potential, but innovative technology is essential for future exploration. One research geologist explains the need for combining tried and true geology basics with new, creative methods to get the best results.

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