Explorer Article

As previously detailed in the January and February EXPLORER, your upcoming dues statement contains some changes.

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Explorer Article

There’s a good way for you to save up to $120 on your registration fee for this year’s AAPG Annual Convention.

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Explorer Article

The abstracts are in hand and the final technical program for this year’s AAPG International Conference and Exhibition is being finalized for posting within the next several weeks.

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Explorer Division Column DEG

The coastal Louisiana landscape was built from sediments supplied by the Mississippi River and deposited on its delta or along adjacent shorelines, carried there by longshore currents.

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Explorer Division Column EMD

The Energy Minerals Division (EMD) will be sponsoring an unprecedented number of sessions, forums and short courses at the upcoming 2008 AAPG Annual Convention, which will be held April 20-23 in San Antonio.

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Explorer Article

Just how valuable is the Gulf of Mexico? Valuable enough for one group to start an initiative to ensure its protection – from both natural and man-made threats.

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Explorer Division Column DEG

The climate change position statement rewrite process in AAPG brought to light several interesting characteristics of our membership and AAPG as an organization.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Researchers have studied the possibilities of practical nano-scale science for 25 years, with special emphasis on the properties of materials at that scale. Today, nanotech involves many disciplines, including (but not limited to): Chemical engineering, Materials science, Applied physics, Electrical engineering, and Mechanical engineering.

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Explorer Article

Andrew Miall writes a book called 'Canada Rocks, The Geologic Journey'. It takes you into a geologic (and scenic) tour of Canada, that celebrates the role geology has played in the country’s history.

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Explorer Article

El-Baz believes that the provision of water to all who need it, in addition to resources that can be used for economic (agriculture and agro-industries) purposes, can ease the pressures that are contributing to a brutally violent war there and provide stability to the entire country.

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Field Seminar
Houston, Texas
Friday, 1 April 2022, 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Denbury Inc. has been operating a continuous CO2 EOR flood in the West Hastings oil field since December 2010 resulting in the associated storage of over 26 million MT of CO2 and 31 million barrels of tertiary oil produced. As part of the tour, Denbury geologists and engineers will provide an overview of the field history; current operations and CO2 management; and a discussion of the structure, stratigraphy, and reservoir characteristics of the Frio Fm.

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Field Seminar
Houston, Texas
Friday, 1 April 2022, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

This course will explore the best techniques and workflows when approaching a whole core analysis program where the end goal is to mitigate risk associated with any carbon monoxide/dioxide injection project.

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Workshop
Lviv, Ukraine
Wednesday, 21 September Thursday, 22 September 2022, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Join us for a workshop where experts will  explore the Carpathian foreland and the Dnieper-Donetsk rift basins with a focus not only on hydrocarbons, but the utilization of geothermal resources, hydrogen exploration and CCUS.

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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.

Request a visit from David Weinberg!

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VG Abstract

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.

Request a visit from Sherilyn Williams-Stroud!

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VG Abstract

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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Request a visit from Sherilyn Williams-Stroud!

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