Explorer President’s Column

In August I attended the North American Prospect Expo in Houston, also known as Summer NAPE. The show was a success with over 500 booths and 5,000 attendees, and it provided a great opportunity as president of AAPG and vice president of Abraxas Petroleum to visit with a wide variety of geologists.

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AAPG’s newest Special Publication – a memoir five years in the making – is intended to provide a valuable source of information on the entire spectrum of regional and applied geology of the Carpathian.

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The AAPG/Datapages-hosted online library continues to expand, with the latest additions being the publications suites of the Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA) and the Kansas Geological Society (KGS).

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It was not so long ago that time lapse, or 4-D, seismic was a technology that kind of hovered in the background, being applied only in specific situations, such as when a reservoir began producing erratically rather than as predicted.

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Call it a Russian miracle. Despite political, environmental and economic pressures, Russia’s Sakhalin oil and gas projects continue to advance.

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Summer NAPE was a sizzlin’ event at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston -- which was sizzlin’ in a whole different way during the “dog days” of late August.

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There’s nothing quite like a successful field project to demonstrate the commercial viability of a particular technology. So chalk one up for the recently completed wide-azimuth OBS (ocean bottom sensor) node survey over the BP-operated Atlantis field in the challenging deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

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Eleven speakers have been announced for this year’s Distinguished Lecture program, including one speaker who will be making a record-setting fourth turn as a DL speaker. The program, funded in part by the AAPG Foundation, will offer seven domestic and four international speakers this season.

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When you’re hot, you’re hot -- sizzling, in fact. Whether offshore -- like the Western Neptune, left, acquiring a wide-azimuth seismic survey in the Gulf of Mexico -- or deep in undeveloped territory, the seismic industry is having no trouble finding work to keep them busy.

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The Executive Committee approved the opening of an AAPG Europe Office (AEO) in London, England, to develop a regional presence and to provide local marketing and distribution of AAPG products plus logistical support for events planned by AAPG’s European Region.

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