Explorer Division Column DEG

This will be my last column in the EXPLORER as president for DEG. In June I will turn over the reins to Doug Wyatt, and I wish him well.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Emphasis Article

New data presents a new picture of health and safety issues in plays involving the Marcellus Shale.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Emphasis Article

Author Seamus McGraw sees both the upside and downside for the landowner in the development of the Marcellus shale.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Search and Discovery Article

A collection of 65 abstracts for papers concerning the Fundamental Controls on Petroleum Systems in Lower Paleozoic and Older Strata. Abstracts of papers presented at the AAPG Hedberg conference in Beijing, China in April, 2013.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Learn! Blog

Because of new technology and the high cost of disposal of produced saltwater, and the even high cost of disposing of flowback from stimulation (usually hydraulic fracturing), but also acidizing and other treatments, treating and purifying produced water to the point that it is useable in EOR and in hydraulic fracturing is an attractive option, particularly if hauling costs are not too high, and also the quality can be assured.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Policy Watch

Regulations aimed at reducing carbon emissions are now common – 33 countries and 18 sub-national jurisdictions will have a price on carbon in 2012 – but the topic is contentious in the United States and other countries as carbon emissions regulations take hold.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Article

An AAPG member is asked to provide a study on fractures and seismicity in New York, putting him at the epicenter of the state's debate over the use of hydraulic fracturing.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Short Course
Houston, Texas
Saturday, 24 July Sunday, 25 July 2021, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

In this SEG eight hour course the basic physics relevant to CO₂ are presented, including the descriptions of gas, liquid and super critical phases (scCO₂).

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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!

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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!

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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!

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

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