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And now for something completely different: Martian blueberries. Seriously. Read on.

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On a recent visit to a bookstore I came across a book titled 1001 Dumbest Things Ever Said. After reading several of the quotes, I realized that some of the worst statements are from educated individuals, many of whom hold top government positions.

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COMMENTARY: One AAPG member asks the question 'Why is an earth science organization reviewing a work of fiction?'

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As global energy resources become more scarce and worldwide energy demand increases, the future success of our petroleum and energy minerals industry never has been so critical.

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Annual Meeting Technical Program

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For the third time in six years, AAPG's Teacher of the Year hails from Southern California.

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Nothing to fear? In the past he's boldly tackled dinosaurs, doctors and other demons of a scientific nature, but now best-selling author Michael Crichton is going after his hottest topic yet: The debate over climate change.

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Commentary: How accurate is the data the public is getting on the question of global climate change?

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'New Tracks to New Highs' is the theme of the 2005 AAPG International Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Paris, France, on Sept. 11-14.

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An AAPG poster titled 'What Makes Climate Change,' showing climate change drivers and scale of climate change, has been made available to selected U.S. teachers and community leaders. About 3,000 posters were printed.

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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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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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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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