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Arkoma Basin gas play. The next big thing? Explorers are scrambling to grab leases in the Arkoma Basin’s shale-gas play.

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Check out some of the major discoveries reported over the past year.

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Three's the charm — at least in some circles and the Winter Education Conference is no exception! New slate of 12 courses will be offered in February to train geologists in a one-stop opportunity.

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Risky business, no more: High commodity prices have triggered new and renewed enthusiasm for fault seal technology -- and operators are dusting off prospects that depend on faults as a sealing mechanism.

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Who's got the last laugh now? A number of companies passed on the chance to explore the Buzzard prospect in the North Sea. One didn't.

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AAPG President's testimony encourages better support for research in the U.S. Energy and Water Appropriations bill.

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Putting the margin back in marginal fuels: A top Canadian energy expert believes his country needs to move past an oil and gas economy by integrating less attractive carbon fuels such as coal, coke, asphaltenes and biomass.

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Like printing money in the field: Production just keeps going gangbusters in the Barnett shale play in north-central Texas.

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Don't look now, but if its current rate of development continues, Vietnam is on track to become a major player as an oil-producing nation.

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Saudi Arabia has an enormous reputation for its enormous potential -- but does it really have enough to quench the world's thirst for more, more, more?

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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.

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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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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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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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