Explorer Director’s Corner

Headquarters staff has been in the process of reviewing AAPG’s strategic plan in preparation of updating our business plan. It was good to see that AAPG members and staff have been very successful in reaching many of the goals set in the original strategic plan.

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Explorer Article

AAPG’s Distinguished Lecture program is reloaded and already off to a fast start for a season that will send speakers around the world, in some cases, to places never before traveled by the program.

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Explorer Article

Geothermal activity is an increasingly hot topic in Europe – and there are a lot of good reasons why.

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Explorer Director’s Corner

As part of the focus on providing the best science, AAPG is reviewing all of our products and services against the needs of the membership.

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Explorer Article

Let’s raise a glass! Shale Ale, a limited edition beer made exclusively for the Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation – is making imbibers happy and raising the public’s awareness of the historic formation.

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Explorer Policy Watch

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a finding that carbon dioxide and several other greenhouse gases endangered public health and welfare – a finding that requires EPA to issue a rule to regulate emission of these gases under the Clean Air Act.

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Explorer Division Column DEG

In her final column, Rebecca Dodge, reminds the association to share their knowledge about environmental geosciences.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

One of the keys to easing future energy problems is overcoming long-held beliefs about alternative forms of energy.

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Explorer Article

A remediation project at the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana shows how multi-agency cooperation and dedication leads to success.          

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Explorer Article

Building the bridge, one mind at a time: AAPG President Scott Tinker offers a look at where the industry is going – and what we need to do to get there.

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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).

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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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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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