Explorer Policy Watch

The plane was buffeted by gusty winds as it banked to line up with the runway, but with a steady hand the pilot guided our craft to a safe landing at Midland International Airport. It was my first trip to the heart of the Permian Basin.

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Explorer Director’s Corner

I heard a comedian say, “Adults are always asking kids what they want to be when they grow up – ’cause they’re looking for ideas.”

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Explorer Article

A personal connection with a legendary geologist Hollis Hedberg triggered Georges Pardo’s personal connection with Cuba – and that bond has led to a new AAPG book on the island’s geology.     

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Explorer Policy Watch

April 15 is the day of financial reckoning for most U.S. taxpayers. That is the day when many of us rush to the post office at the stroke of midnight to send our tax forms to the IRS, typically accompanied by a check for taxes owed (those getting a refund have reason to file much earlier).

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Explorer President’s Column

I was approached by a woman in her 30s, obviously bright and passionate about being a geologist. She asked, “Tell me why I should stay in this industry! Why should I not leave it for environmental or some other industry entirely? Tell me why!”

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Explorer Emphasis Article

U.S. rig count numbers are down – but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

That was then, this is now: A new economic reality hits the Rocky Mountains, and state budgets are feeling the pinch.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Growing pains: Shale gas is abundant in North America, but investment in production has to catch up with discovery.

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Explorer Article

Today’s oil and gas industry faces a world of challenges – man-made and otherwise – but Saudi Arabia’s Ali Ibrahim al-Naimi says there are two things geoscientists should seek: Stability and survival.

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Explorer Article

Future shock? An impending demographic crunch and the projected shortage of qualified professionals could threaten Canada’s earth science sectors.

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Workshop
Barranquilla, Colombia
Wednesday, 8 February Thursday, 9 February 2023, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Join technical experts, industry leaders and government representatives for an interactive in-person workshop highlighting onshore and offshore E&P opportunities, new technologies and sustainable development strategies working in Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic.

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Workshop
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tuesday, 9 May Wednesday, 10 May 2023, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Plan now to attend an interactive in-person workshop with industry leaders, government representatives and technical experts working to help Brazil maintain its E&P capacity while transitioning to a decarbonized economy.

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