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And now, the rest of the story: Production from some big-name field developments in the Gulf of Mexico is finally about to begin.

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Who knows? It’s a safe bet that carbon sequestration has a big future, but how that’s going to occur remains a gamble.

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A story to be shared: U.S. geologists may know all about the Fayetteville Shale, but the innovations that have helped bring success there are getting a global spotlight.

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Officer candidates for the 2009-10 term have been announced by the AAPG Executive Committee.

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What makes the Woodford shale play work? Hundreds of wells are about to be drilled to determine if the play is a bust or the next Barnett.

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The AES Shady Point power plant provides more than just electricity to the surrounding economy.

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A proposed coal-fueled power plant generated media and political heat for months, but never got off the drawing board last year in Oklahoma.

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Round Two: The Coal vs. Gas battle continues, and the combatants come out swinging.

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Unexpected treasures: The Bakken shale in Montana and North Dakota may one day be the Big Daddy of all shale plays.

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Deep in the heart of Texas . . . there are a lot of new approaches and strategies that are being applied in a lot of older areas, providing a fresh appearance to a familiar face.

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Hydraulic fracturing has been around for decades. This talk describes some of the first applications of the technology, how it developed over time, and our current understanding of its impacts with some discussion of both water and earthquake hazards.

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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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Analysis of microseismicity induced by hydraulic fracture stimulation in the Marcellus Shale shows changes in stress state for different zones of failure. During the treatment, shear failure occurs on both the J1 and J2 fracture orientations in response to different maximum stress orientations, indicating localized changes in the orientation during the treatment. Reactivation of a fault near the wellbore is associated with failure mechanisms with a higher volumetric component, indicating possible inflation of faults and fractures by the introduction of the slurry. Quantification of the stress conditions that are associated with inflation could potentially be used to optimize the stimulation by identifying which fractures will preferentially take on slurry volume.

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Microseismicity induced by hydraulic fracture stimulation of a horizontal well was mapped with a near-surface buried array. Distinct linear trends of events were not parallel to the direction of fast shear wave polarization measured in the reservoir with a crossed-dipole anisotropy tool. Analysis of core from a nearby well revealed numerous calcite-filled fractures that did not induce shear wave polarization, but did significantly impact the failure behavior of the reservoir rock during the stimulation treatment. Hydraulic fracture simulation with DFN modeling and source mechanism analysis supports the interpretation of reactivated existing fractures rather than the formation of hydraulically-induced tensile fractures.

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