A piece of the Osage oil history is vividly portrayed in Martin Scorsese’s latest award-winning film “Killers of the Flower Moon." Here's a look at the history of the Osage and the way that oil discoveries have impacted their lives and environment. 

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Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/flower moon hero.jpg?width=100&h=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true The history of the Osage Nation has been heavily shaped, for better and for worse, by the discovery of oil and mineral rights policies. The Osage Nation’s Oil and Gas: Great Wealth and Sheer Terror
 

Analysts, consultants and government agencies have issued their outlook for oil and gas and the rest of the energy industry for 2024. This time around their confidence level is lower than usual, with significant unknowns in supply, demand and price. Here's what to expect and trends to watch.

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This has been an exciting decade for lunar exploration, but it hasn’t been without its setbacks. NASA officials announced a revised schedule for the Artemis lunar program. The subsequent missions are expected to be delayed by approximately one year each, reflecting the extensive work required before astronauts can undertake lunar missions in the latter part of this decade.

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The oil and gas industry is currently dealing with both a “green” or environmental problem and a “red” or cash flow problem. Both are significantly impacting investors.

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Production and prospects continue to pour out of the greater Permian Basin-area of West Texas. One growing play echoes the very beginning of the U.S. shale revolution. More than 20 years ago, development of the Barnett Shale in the Fort Worth Basin introduced the world to the practice of combining hydraulic fracturing with horizontal drilling. That became a history-making shale gas play. Today, operators are targeting the Barnett more than 300 miles to the west, in the Midland Basin, where the formation is deeper and oilier.

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Fueled by economic growth and its geological similarities to the Orange Basin in Namibia, Uruguay has attracted ample growth and attention in the energy sector. Its policies have also helped it become a sustainability leader over the past decade. 

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Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/a-model-for-energy-transition-hero.jpg?width=100&h=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true Spurred by economic growth and geological similarities to recent discoveries in Africa, the Latin American country has become a sustainability leader and attracted the interest of many O&G leaders for its offshore project potential. Uruguay's Growth and Potential
 

In some parts of the world, February brings a holiday to celebrate togetherness. St. Valentine was a priest of the early Christian church who was martyred under the Roman Emperor Claudius II for secretly marrying soldiers who were required to remain single. Sometime later in history, his feast day became a time to celebrate the value of love/marriage/partnership. No man is an island – life is better when you are connected to others. While not a direct analogy, over the last month I have been thinking a lot about how AAPG serves us best when we belong to communities aligned around our common interests, learning from and sharing with each other for mutual benefit.

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AAPG is a global community of energy geoscientists. Each year we have multiple opportunities to gather with each other and with other energy professionals to learn, share and connect. It’s an important aspect of building community, and I’d like to highlight three fantastic opportunities to connect in February.

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Awards do more than honor individuals who excel at what they do – they define the presenter’s legacy, values and ideals of both its past as well as its current standing in the world. That’s why AAPG award recipients represent more than a list of impressive names. They are the face of AAPG in the profession, the industry and the world.

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Online registration will open in mid-February for this year’s annual meeting of the AAPG Foundation Trustee Associates – an event slated at a unique and world-famous setting. This year’s TA meeting will be held May 19-22 at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C.

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We suggest two solutions to enhance the recovery factor in shale reservoirs: multicomponent seismic to determine the location of natural fractures and refracturing to open closed fractures or to expand the drainage area.

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Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/bringing-change-to-shale-reservoir-development-fig1-hero.jpg?width=100&h=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true The second part of this series covers how geophysical techniques can be used to enhance recovery and improve shale reservoir development via identifying natural fractures. Bringing Change to Shale Reservoirs Continued
 

A call to join two active and impactful Energy Minerals Division Committees, Tight Oil and Gas or Gas Hydrates, and a request to be open to change as AAPG reorganizes. 

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Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/EMD-Division-report-fig1.jpg?width=100&h=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true A call to join two active and impactful Energy Minerals Division Committees, Tight Oil and Gas or Gas Hydrates, and a request to be open to change as AAPG reorganizes.  EMD is the Home to Exploration
 

The author's interpretation of seismic data suggests there may be significant presences of salt in the Caribbean.

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Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/legacy-seismic-has-implications-fig1-hero.jpg?width=100&h=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true New interpretations of data could indicate salt presences in the region. Legacy Seismic has Important Implications for Caribbean Geology
 

The AAPG Foundation sponsored the Geology Merit Badge program at the latest Scout Jamboree in summer 2023. The event attracted nearly 15,000 Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers.

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