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Is 2015 the year for comprehensive energy legislation? Many in Congress are considering new, comprehensive energy legislation, which would be the first such measures since the 2005 Energy Policy Act and the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act.

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Explorer Director’s Corner

We sprinkle a remarkable amount of jargon into our conversations about energy and geoscience. And we take for granted that our neighbor has ever really thought about the ground under his or her feet. It’s dirt and rock, right?

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Petroleum industry players expend considerable energy, money and time adhering to federal government dictates. Additionally, they are constantly on the alert for newer policies and restrictions that might affect them– particularly in the U.S. offshore environment.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Several governors and elected officials will be on hand to discuss the future of coastal energy exploration during a panel discussion at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston next month. Speakers will include North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, chairman of the Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Most of the recent success in global exploration has been driven by deepwater finds, said AAPG member Bob Fryklund, chief upstream strategist for IHS in Houston.

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Explorer Article

In February, geologists Karina Banquéz, Andrés Mauricio Botero, John Elber Ríos and Germán Ayala set out to do geochemical testing for the Colombian Geological Survey in Norte de Santander, in northeastern Colombia. Little did they know their time in the field would last much longer than planned.

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Energy Policy Blog

Crude oil and natural gas infrastructure problems, from pipeline oil spills to train derailments and fires, have been in the news recently. Though these problems are not new, public concern is growing. Think tanks and government agencies have been considering the problems and potential solutions for some time and are now reporting the results of their studies. Here are reports of one oil and one natural gas infrastructure study.

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Explorer Regions and Sections

The current collapse of oil prices and the continuing downward pressure on natural gas prices have been a double whammy for the Canadian oil patch. At least while oil was attractive, players could be liquids-focused; but now, that once-safe haven has been eliminated. The repercussions of this downturn here are now rippling through industry, governments and society at large.

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Explorer Policy Watch

The oil and natural gas industry is the target of round two of the President’s Climate Action Plan, released in 2013 with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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Explorer Director’s Corner

We’ve chosen to work in a volatile business. We need to own that. And we need to prepare accordingly.

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Workshop
Muscat, Oman
Monday, 30 May – Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Save the date! Join us for the upcoming AAPG Exploration in Mature Basins GTW to be held from 30 May – 1 June 2022 in Muscat, Oman. More information to follow soon.

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VG Abstract

This is a less-technical education topic. It can be condensed to an hour or given as 2 two-hour sessions. It stresses selected controversial aspects of fracking that touch some combination of environment and economics and includes a short video of how fracking is done.

Request a visit from David Weinberg!

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