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A focus on mid-career training for geologists again topped the actions taken by the 1998-99 AAPG Executive Committee, as funding was approved for the first international training center.

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Last year's sharp drop in oil prices was the warning bell: The oil industry is facing radical changes and tough challenges which may ultimately put even more control of the world's oil supply in the hands of Middle Eastern countries and change the make up of both private and state oil companies all over the globe.

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So, what will save the industry this time around, you ask? Look back for a minute at the downturn of the 1980s. Research and development continued in 3-D seismic technology, which was already in use, albeit still costly and needing refinement, during the earlier boom times. As the technology advanced and became more affordable, it revolutionized the way oil and gas is found, leading the industry out of the dark times.

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Amos M. Nur swayed from a rope ladder on a rugged cliff by the Sea of Galilee. Nur, a 1998-99 AAPG Distinguished Lecturer, came to this remote location to pursue a 2,000-year-old mystery.

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Pitman and co-researcher William B.F. Ryan have written a book to document their theory, Noah's Flood: The New Scientific Discoveries About the Event That Changed History, published recently by Simon & Schuster. This 352-page work describes a scientific investigation that mixes geology with oceanography, anthropology, linguistics and legend.

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The seismic vessel Orion isn't much to look at, but looks can deceive. Look closer -- look past the vintage and more at the value -- and the Orion becomes proof that a vessel doesn't have to be new to be state-of-the-art.

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The Executive Committee approved several items to assist AAPG members facing career transition issues.

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Despite the low oil prices and some dire predictions for the next few years, the mood among officials in the geophysical industry is cautiously positive.

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Explorer Geophysical Corner

This month's column is part two of a two-part series on magnetotelluries.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

In the face of a price slide that began in January 1997, oil finders continued to stick to business in 1998, making major discoveries in all corners of the earth.

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