Explorer President’s Column

It has been an honor to serve on the FY 08 Executive Committee. Will Green has guided the ship with a steady hand on the rudder and an eye on the horizon, and I appreciate the thoughtful contributions of outgoing EC members Randi Martinsen, John Armentrout and Marty Hewitt.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Second verse, same as the first: Headlines earlier this year proclaimed the Marcellus Shale as the year's most surprising play. Today the surprise is gone – but the play is getting hotter still.

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Explorer Article

The AES Shady Point power plant provides more than just electricity to the surrounding economy.

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Explorer Article

A proposed coal-fueled power plant generated media and political heat for months, but never got off the drawing board last year in Oklahoma.

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Explorer Article

Round Two: The Coal vs. Gas battle continues, and the combatants come out swinging.

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Explorer Division Column DEG

During the portion of my time in Louisiana that I administered the state’s coastal zone management program I attended a coastal zone managers meeting in Florida.

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Explorer Article

Yes, there might be 250- 300 years worth of coal reserves in the United States as noted in a 1974 study – but new findings show the reality is that only a percentage of that coal is a viable resource, Robert B. Finkelman said during his talk at the Energy Minerals Division’s luncheon during the recent AAPG convention in San Antonio.

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Explorer Article

In this corner, natural gas. In this corner, coal. No need to tell them to come out swinging – the battle to be the fuel of the future has begun.

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Explorer Policy Watch

Just a few years ago uttering the words “carbon sequestration” at a party would result in raised eyebrows and puzzled looks: “Carbon what?”

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Explorer Emphasis Article

A side-trip well worth it -- Ed Dillon invites his fellow members to his community and the historic frontier Fort Clark Springs where you'll discover a community rich in history.

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Workshop
Lviv, Ukraine
Thursday, 21 September Friday, 22 September 2023, 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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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.

Request a visit from Alex Simms!

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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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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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