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The mechanism for petroleum accumulation in the Qinghuangdao 29 oil field, Bohai Sea, China, is examined by analyzing the gas and fluid composition and conduit architecture and calculating the intensity of boundary faults in order to better understand petroleum exploration on the Shijiutuo uplift.
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The purpose of this study is to understand the hydrocarbon charge history of a tight gas reservoir and to provide a model for further exploration through an integrated study including x-ray micro-computed tomography and scanning electron microscopy imaging, natural gas and light oil geochemistry, and fluid inclusion petrography.
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Seismic reflection data should be used in conjunction with petrographic and geochemical techniques to determine the presence of karst and to help improve the characterization of carbonate reservoirs and associated drilling hazards.
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Carboniferous volcanic rocks of the Junggar Basin, China, are primarily andesite and tuff. Diagenetic processes that control reservoir quality are examined. The controlling factors for oil distribution in these volcanic rocks are faulting, fracture development, and degree of weathering.
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Brines currently being produced in the East Poplar and Northwest Poplar oil fields, Williston Basin, Montana, are of two chemically and isotopically distinct types. The solute chemistry and Sr composition of group I brines are similar to those that contaminated the groundwater.
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The HoD has 138 new and returning delegates for the 2016-19 term. See who's representing your section and your society.
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Europe Region has many events scheduled for the coming year. Event cities include London, Warsaw, Aberdeen, Prague, Bordeaux, Naples and Durham.
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Asia-Pacific Region has a full slate of workshops and conferences in 2017. Locations include Yangon, Oamaru and Bandung. Plan now for these upcoming events.
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AAPG is pleased to offer your university or geological society an exciting opportunity to host an AAPG Distinguished Lecturer during 5-19 February. Stephen H. Begg, professor and former head of the Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide, will be touring the Asia Pacific Region.

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AAPG’s Mid-Continent Section will celebrate its third biennial field conference Sept. 30-Oct. 2, will be hosted by the Ft. Smith Geological Society and the University of Arkansas Geosciences Department, and will be based in Fayetteville, Ark. Conference headquarters will be the Chancellor Hotel located on Fayetteville’s historic town square.

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Originally published in 1991, this memoir offers a unique, detailed analysis on solving one of petroleum geology's most perplexing problems -- reservoir prediction.
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A joint publication of the AAPG and SEG, the product offers 30 profusely illustrated case studies from around the world demonstrating practical applications of 3-dimensional seismic data. It includes detailed illustrations in color and black and white, and covers fluvial-deltaic, eolian, deep-water clastic, carbonate, and structural reservoirs. Special emphasis is placed on the application of 3-D data to development drilling, reservoir characterization, and reservoir management. This atlas is designed to confirm 3-D seismic interpretation in drilling and production.
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Divided into two parts with 14 chapters and 5 appendices, the data presented in this volume allows faults to be mapped and correlated with more confidence than before, basin evolution to be examined over a long time period, and some relationships between tectonics and sedimentation to be studied.
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Noted authority Andrew Robinson compiled this research for all geoscientists interested in this region stretching from Greece to the Caspian Sea. Scientists, many from the area, explore the diverse and complex geotectonism.
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AAPG Datapages and the AAPG GIS Publications Committee wish to thank Katharine Lee Avary, the Department of Energy’s Eastern Gas Shales Project (EGSP), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the AAPGF-OSU Geoscience GIS Consortium for allowing the Devonian Shales of the Appalachian Basin GIS Dataset to be posted on Datapages’ GIS Open Files page, thereby making it available to the public as a free download.

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Methane clathrate (CH4·5.75H2O) or (4CH4·23H2O), also called methane hydrate, hydromethane, methane ice, fire ice, natural gas hydrate, or gas hydrate, is a solid clathrate compound (more specifically, a clathrate hydrate) in which a large amount of methane is trapped within a crystal structure of water, forming a solid similar to ice. Originally thought to occur only in the outer regions of the Solar System, where temperatures are low and water ice is common, significant deposits of methane clathrate have been found under sediments on the ocean floors of the Earth.
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This zipped file contains geodatabase and xls (Excel) tables used by ExxonMobil in creating and editing geologic GIS feature classes and building attribute tables. AAPG Datapages, Inc. appreciates the efforts by the AAPG GIS Publication committee and ExxonMobil.
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These datasets depict the location and extent of oil and gas fields and pools across Pennsylvania, provide basic reservoir characterization data at the pool level (to the extent possible), and provide representative well-specific data to chronicle the evolution of the petroleum industry from the time of Drake’s well (Titusville, 1859) through the end of calendar year 2011.
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This is a regional study that stretches from Anderson County, Texas in the northeast to Fayette County, Texas in the southwest. The GIS data captures individual formations in the Wilcox Group, plus the Carrizo Sand unit: maximum sand thickness, net sand thickness, lignite thickness, resistivity of maximum sand thickness (to delineate ground water movement) and percent sand
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The solution to heavy oil and paraffin-clogged mature wells can often by heat, but heat is hard to economically introduce into a well. Welcome to an interview with Richard Snow, Chief Scientist at PyroPhase, whose new technologies are designed to economically heat the reservoir and allow the oil to flow.

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URTeC 2017 is set for 24-26 July in Austin, TX at the Austin Convention Center. Please review the rebooking process and secure your exhibit space today.

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This course will provide the geologist, geophysicist, and engineer with sufficient background to better understand the basic principles of petroleum geochemistry, how best to use geochemistry in their exploration or production program, types of samples and analysis required to evaluate a basin/region, integration with other datasets, and better understand the geochemical data and interpretation as well as limitations.

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This course will include the prediction of depositional facies, stratigraphy and reservoir development in a variety of different settings. Instructed by Art Saller, he has 27 years of experience in the petroleum industry.

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Geoscientists have more opportunities than ever to make working with drones and drone data part of their skill set and services rendered. But, there are often a number of misconceptions, especially when getting started. Welcome to an interview with Michael Nash, who provides a reality check about drones and drone capabilities.

Please note that the drones references are the small drones used by the general public, and are not the large UAVs used by the military and other entities.

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