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While shale gas producers continue to tout their production prowess, a few voices are starting to question the underlying economics of shale gas development.

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The Biblical land of milk and honey, aka Israel, has long been considered a kind of enigma in the oil-rich Middle East.

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One month after the tragic loss of the Deepwater Horizon drill rig in the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama signed an Executive Order establishing the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.

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Since the time of my last EXPLORER column in December, the petroleum industry has experienced many changes.

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In 2005 the National Academies released a report titled “Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future.”The report’s objective, with the bipartisan encouragement of a concerned Congress, was to assess the nation’s scientific and technological enterprise and recommend specific policy steps to ensure that it would continue delivering the advances necessary to ensure U.S. competitiveness and prosperity.

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When it comes to natural gas and its potential in the future energy mix, there’s both pessimism and optimism – depending on who’s talking. 

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What’s next? Leaders of three AAPG Regions talk about anticipated activity and potential challenges their areas face in 2011. 

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Four of the five past AAPG Africa Region presidents joined current Region President Nosa Omorodion in Abuja, Nigeria, for the third Regional Deepwater Offshore West Africa Conference (DOWAC).

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Four of the five past AAPG Africa Region presidents joined current Region President Nosa Omorodion in Abuja, Nigeria, for the third Regional Deepwater Offshore West Africa Conference (DOWAC).

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Angola’s oil industry continues to benefit from new oil discoveries and ever increasing oil production, according to a paper presented at the Deepwater Offshore West Africa Conference (DOWAC) by AAPG member, Tako Koning.

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This presentation describes a proven workflow that uses a standard narrow azimuth 3D seismic, conventional logs, image logs and core data to build five key reservoir properties required for an optimal development of shale plays.

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This presentation discusses one operator’s approach to fully integrate data captured in the Marcellus Shale in order to optimize horizontal well performance.

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Recent interest in unconventional gas resources has attracted several oil and gas explorers to sedimentary basins in Southern Quebec.

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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.

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