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There are differences between CO2 flooding for EOR and long-term geological carbon sequestration. Sequestration requires injecting large volumes of CO2 through the smallest number of wells possible, and ensuring the CO2 remains confined over long periods of time. The technical challenges are issues of scale.

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An estimated 10 million people worldwide learned about earth science through program promotions, education efforts and media coverage during Earth Science Week held in October, according to the American Geological Institute.

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Steer clear of trouble: A new downhole tool, created to help drillers stay in the “sweet spot,” claims to be a GPS system for subsurface navigation.

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The fairly recent commercial availability of electrical borehole imaging tools enables operators to economically and effectively maximize their assets, without expensive coring in many cases.

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Coming of age: Borehole imaging technology, which started its evolvement from dip-meter technology in the 1980s, has advanced to become an increasingly effective tool.

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Drink up: Resource plays have uncorked an abundance of new opportunities, and almost all of them demand geologists be familiar with the “Sideways” approach. (Hint: Here a lateral move isn’t a bad thing.)

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The LUSI mud volcano continued to generate spirited debate among geoscientists at a special session in Cape Town to discuss its causes.

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There were many reasons why the recent AAPG International Conference and Exhibition in Cape Town was a success – but “diversity” may be the word to remember.

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Gas shales have advanced to an economic gas play since the year 2000 thanks to a combination of high gas prices, shale reservoir characterization and advances in drilling and completion technology.

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Twenty-nine audio-video presentations from this year’s AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in San Antonio have been posted toSearch and Discovery, AAPG’s electronic journal.

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