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

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

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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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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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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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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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There’s a battle being fought daily in the Louisiana marshlands -- and in this war, claiming the high ground is the name of the game.

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Coalbed methane accounts for about 8 percent of the natural gas produced in the United States. With global exploration and development in an early phase, coalbed methane is poised to continue for decades as an important energy source.

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Can anything be done about negative perceptions of the oil and gas industry? The Oklahoma Energy Resources Board is trying to prove the answer is 'yes.'

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EarthScope, a new earthscience initiative exploring the three-dimensional structure of the North American continent.

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Short Course
Houston, Texas
Thursday, 14 March 2024, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

This course course will explore the design of new plays, optimized for the goals and constraints of CO2 sequestration, and to develop the tools to de-risk and sell those plays to investors and regulators. It will be of particular interest to subsurface geoscientists and engineers with an interest in CO2 storage in saline reservoirs.

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Short Course
Houston, Texas
Thursday, 14 March 2024, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The development and application of a fit-for-purpose CO2 injection model is presented in the context of a front-end engineering design for a new Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) project targeting a depleted gas reservoir in the North Sea. This course will provide an understanding of the impact of CO2 impurities on casing and tubing load cases. The course provides the background and results of the Fit-for-Purpose Casing and Tubing Analysis Program that was developed in collaboration with Harbour Energy for the UK Viking CCS Project.

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Short Course
Houston, Texas
Sunday, 10 March 2024, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

As part of the international effort to combat global warming, significant attention is being given to ways to sequester (store for the long-term) carbon dioxide, which is a major contributor to the greenhouse effect. This one-day course will look at some of the ways in which carbon dioxide can be stored and provide a detailed review of the SRMS framework prepared by the Society of Petroleum Engineers to classify and categorize the storage quantities.

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Workshop
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Monday, 27 May Wednesday, 29 May 2024, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

In order to support the energy transition, optimizing exploration and production from complex stratigraphic-diagenetic conventional and unconventional plays remains highly important. At the same time, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) poses new technological challenges that will impact both the industry and academia for decades to come. This 2nd edition will present reviews and discuss technology developments in geological process-based forward modeling achieved during the last 2 years. New perspectives for future technology developments and implementation in industry workflows will be discussed and with the additional focus on CO₂ storage and other sustainability-related applications, the scope of the workshop will be considerably extended.

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DL Abstract

Local sea-level changes are not simply a function of global ocean volumes but also the interactions between the solid Earth, the Earth’s gravitational field and the loading and unloading of ice sheets. Contrasting behaviors between Antarctica and Scotland highlight how important the geologic structure beneath the former ice sheets is in determining the interactions between ice sheets and relative sea levels.

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DL Abstract

President Biden has laid out a bold and ambitious goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions in the United States by 2050.  The pathway to that target includes cutting total greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 and eliminating them entirely from the nation’s electricity sector by 2035. The Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management will play an important role in the transition to net-zero carbon emissions by reducing the environmental impacts of fossil energy production and use – and helping decarbonize other hard-to abate sectors.

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