Explorer Article

Just how valuable is the Gulf of Mexico? Valuable enough for one group to start an initiative to ensure its protection – from both natural and man-made threats.

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Explorer Division Column DEG

The climate change position statement rewrite process in AAPG brought to light several interesting characteristics of our membership and AAPG as an organization.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Researchers have studied the possibilities of practical nano-scale science for 25 years, with special emphasis on the properties of materials at that scale. Today, nanotech involves many disciplines, including (but not limited to): Chemical engineering, Materials science, Applied physics, Electrical engineering, and Mechanical engineering.

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Explorer Article

Andrew Miall writes a book called 'Canada Rocks, The Geologic Journey'. It takes you into a geologic (and scenic) tour of Canada, that celebrates the role geology has played in the country’s history.

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Explorer Article

El-Baz believes that the provision of water to all who need it, in addition to resources that can be used for economic (agriculture and agro-industries) purposes, can ease the pressures that are contributing to a brutally violent war there and provide stability to the entire country.

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Explorer Article

Learn who has appointed to the Global Climate Change Solutions Committee.

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Explorer President’s Column

In early August, Executive Director Rick Fritz asked whether I realized I was “about to be sucked into the vortex” – meaning that the heavy meeting schedule with attendant travel was about to begin.

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Explorer Regions and Sections

This month’s column discusses next year’s AAPG International Conference and Exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Explorer Article

One more name has been added to this year’s list of lecturers, bringing the total number of DL members to 15 -- nine for domestic U.S. tours, and six for international tours.

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Explorer Article

U.S. Geological Survey Director Mark Myers cited “the need for a national scientific framework to deal with societal issues” at a luncheon address at the Mid-Continent Section meeting held in Wichita, Kan., in September.

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Short Course
Virtual Short Course
Friday, 23 September 2022, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

This 1-day virtual course introduces participants to the technical and business aspects of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects and to the decarbonization business model and its environmental, social and economic impacts on the global economy.

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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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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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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

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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