Explorer Division Column DEG

The Division of Environmental Geosciences' primary mission is to help educate the Association about environmental issues — and in my opinion, we are being underutilized.

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Explorer Article

Planning to attend the AAPG Annual Meeting in Dallas? If so, an important deadline looms this month.

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Explorer Article

The program is being finalized, but the time to start preparing for the year's premier international meeting is now.

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Explorer Division Column EMD

The Energy Minerals Division's technical program for the annual meeting in Dallas April 18-21 brings the latest research findings and up-to-date information on commodities and topics of EMD interest.

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Explorer Article

Same business, different ... everything else. A look at Louisiana, has fared during the past year, offering a contrasting tale.

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Explorer Article

Haz-Maps: When is a million-dollar view NOT an asset? (Hint: Geologic hazards can be dangerous.)

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Explorer Emphasis Article

You know all that water that makes offshore seismic operations so ... inconvenient? A new application is allowing scientists to use that same seismic to study the 'layers' of that same water -- and the benefits could go far beyond the world of oil.

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Explorer Article

Given the enormous oil and gas activity that occurs in Louisiana’s wetlands and offshore environs, the question has been posed as to why the oil and gas companies don’t pick up the estimated $14 billion tab it will take to create a sustainable coastline.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

The Minerals Management Service this year is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, passed in August 1953, which established federal jurisdiction over submerged lands on the OCS seaward of state boundaries.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Louisiana Highway 1 provides access to Port Fourchon, but for how much longer will this two-lane road service this vital link to deepwater oil and gas?

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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

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

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

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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