Explorer Article

To be (abiogenic), or not to be -- that is the question once again surrounding the origin of hydrocarbons, and it's suffering the slings and arrows of outraged (and interested) fortunes.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Geophysical Corner

In the July 2002 'Geophysical Corner' we described a new fracture detection method incorporating a portable laserscan unit to completely image analog outcrops in three dimensions. This month we are going to explore how simple analysis of calibrated analog fracture models can enhance exploration and production in fractured reservoirs.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Division Column EMD

In an earlier column (November EXPLORER), we highlighted the EMD's efforts to establish a training agenda to infuse geospatial applications into petroleum and energy minerals exploration and production.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Emphasis Article

The world in 2002 might be spinning under the influence of terrorism and reeling from other uncertainties, but that hasn't stopped the planet's need for energy — nor extinguished the fire to explore and discover hydrocarbons.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Geophysical Corner

This month's column is titled 'Using 3-D Outcrop Laserscans for Fracture Analysis.'

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Foundation Update

The second AAPG Named Grant to be established by a society has been announced by the AAPG Foundation.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Division Column DEG

This year, the AAPG Division of Environmental Geosciences (DEG) celebrates its 10-year anniversary -- the AAPG House of Delegates voted to establish DEG at the 1992 annual meeting held in Calgary. Prior to this action, all environmental issues for AAPG were the responsibilities of the Hydrology and Waste Management and Environmental Geology committees.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Article

A paper presented in Houston by Richard G. Harris and Mark Cooper dealing with remote sensing has earned them the George C. Matson Award for the best oral presentation at an AAPG annual meeting.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Emphasis Article

Harsh reality of Canada: Competing head-to-head with the best opportunities available worldwide, Canadian exploration plays have attracted the attention of American E&P companies.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Article

A quiet, rural region of southern Colorado was shaken up in recent weeks when a series of small earthquakes caused minor damage -- and raised some serious questions about possible causes, including industry activity. Some are concerned that natural gas production is causing the tremors.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Workshop
Virtual Workshop
Monday, 29 November – Thursday, 2 December 2021, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Politicians around the world are realising that CCS is a critical component in achieving Net Zero. They know in principle what needs to be done but lack insight into which of their many assets is a natural choice for CCS and how to convince stakeholders to commit to financial investment. If it was a horse race, they need to choose the best runners and know how to jump the hurdles to get to the finishing line. In this second AAPG CCS workshop, we'll look deeper into the technologies available and the techniques to make them affordable. The 'Runners' and how to 'get them to the finish line.

Show more
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.

Show more

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)

See Also ...