Explorer Article

To some, the academic world of colleges and universities represents Ivory Towers, detached from reality. To the U.S. Department of Energy, they represent a crucial – and practical – research potential.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Acquiring all the necessary permits from various governmental agencies to conduct a seismic data acquisition program can be a particularly time consuming, expensive and tedious process. Once the permits are in hand, considerably more time and money is expended in implementing the appropriate procedures in the field -- particularly when it comes to protecting any endangered species that reside (or are thought to reside) in the area to be surveyed.

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Explorer Article

It’s a new school year for universities, with a new kind of student. Geoscience professors have seen the desktop-computer generation, the super-processor generation and the laptop generation. Now they’re welcoming the cell-phone/iPod/Xbox/Blackberry/digital-revolution generation.

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Explorer Division Column EMD

“Clean coal” is rapidly becoming more important as energy demands continue to rise. Clean coal is coal that has been stripped of minerals and other impurities. It is then gasified and burned, and resulting flue gases can be treated with steam and re-burned to make CO2 in the flue gas economically recoverable.

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Explorer Director’s Corner

AAPG just had its fiscal year’s end and we are happy to report that we had a good year financially. Fiscal year 2005-06 was very productive and we had numerous milestones. I thank Pete Rose and his Executive Committee for their support and leadership.

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Explorer Article

Last year, AAPG past president Ray Thomasson brought a card of “A Geological View of Climate Change and Global Warming” to the Public Outreach Committee with the idea for AAPG to publish it in large quantities and make it available to members to give to the public as an explanation in layman’s terms explaining AAPG’s climate change policy.

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Explorer Article

Geology 101 teaches that the past is the key to the present. This premise, however, depends on accurate interpretation of the past.

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Explorer Division Column DEG

A joint effort by the Energy Minerals Division and the Division of Environmental Geosciences has been undertaken to compile peer-reviewed contributions of research and applications of geological sequestration of CO₂ being performed in the petroleum, energy minerals, and environmental fields into an AAPG special publication.

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Explorer Article

The theme of AAPG’s 89th Annual Meeting is “Perfecting the Search, Delivering on Our Promises.” In introducing this theme, I would first like to set the scene for the next generation’s energy future.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Success stories often include words like “fun” and “wonderful.” When Roy Roux talks about his company’s success in Utah’s remote and rugged Southwest Uinta Basin, different words are used. Words like hard. Frustrating. Challenging.

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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

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

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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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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