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The impressively large response to the call for papers is an indication that the 2004 AAPG International Conference and Exhibition in Cancun, Mexico, is shaping up to be one of the year's most important meetings.

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T. Boone Pickens joked that it took 25 years for him to be asked to speak at an AAPG annual meeting -- and when the opportunity finally arose the topic was water, not oil and gas.

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Honey, I shrunk the … vibroseis truck? Robert Stewart, a professor of geophysics at the University of Calgary (Canada), is the alter ego of the fictional movie scientist who accidentally shrinks his kids in an experiment that goes terribly wrong.

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The mystery deepens — what did happen to the dinosaurs? In the Case of the Mass Extinction, the earth's geologic record is providing some new and, for some, surprising clues.

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Take a look through the U.S. perspective regarding the development of energy fuels world wide.

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Looking beyond the next 10 years investors are starting to inquire about how the global climate changes will impact the investments they are making today.

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Mention global warming to a group of scientists and you're almost sure to get, well…a heated debate.

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The energy industry is at a crossroads — petroleum is in the rearview mirror and a methane-based economy is squarely ahead.

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Far below the dusty, rugged landscape of the Texas Panhandle lies a resource vital to the future growth and prosperity of the Lone Star State.

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Embrace the Future, Celebrate the Past: It's time for the Association's 89th annual meeting, which will be held this month at the Dallas Convention Center.

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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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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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