Explorer Article

A government study of the Upper Cook Inlet indicates that contaminants found there are not the result of oil and gas development.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Time-lapse, or so-called 4-D, seismic technology is proving its worth as a reservoir management tool -- not just on new fields where the technique is applied from inception, but at all stages of a field's lifecycle.

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Explorer Article

The reality of significant natural gas potential found in the Great Lakes region of North America continues to emerge, and states bordering the lakes are becoming yet another battleground for the U.S. energy debate.

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Explorer Article

Today, Boone Pickens is dealing with water.

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The proposed Lease Sale 181 in the eastern Gulf of Mexico -- the area's first since 1988 -- is facing a big political showdown that goes all the way to the Oval Office.

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Explorer Article

Scott W. Tinker could be the industry's leading forward-thinker on oil and gas research.

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Explorer Article

As a geologist in a constantly shifting energy industry -- does anyone really know what's going to happen tomorrow? -- you and most of your peers could be excused for traces of doubt.

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Explorer Article

When it comes to stirring up passionate feelings, romance can't hold a candle to the ongoing saga of global warming.

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Explorer Article

Rolling blackouts. Astronomical gas bills. Dramatically higher gasoline costs.

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Explorer Article

Instead of continuous verbal jousting, the global climate debate needs reason, research and science.

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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.

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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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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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