Explorer Division Column EMD

With its use concentrated in large power stations in most countries, it is a prime candidate for carbon capture and storage, even though technologies for this are not yet commercial – they face enormous cost hurdles and use vast amounts of energy in such steps as concentrating oxygen prior to combustion and separating CO2, not to mention a host of geo-engineering and institutional issues associated with sequestration.

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Explorer President’s Column

Welcome to the global warming debate, where science, politics and passion have become so entwined that they may be impossible to separate, and otherwise reasonable people on both “sides” of the issue can become ardently irrational.

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Explorer Article

An ongoing aggressive and focused effort to provide AAPG’s popular Distinguished Lecture program to all parts of the planet is taking a giant step forward this year.

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Explorer Article

AAPG President Scott Tinker sends a letter to U.S. President-elect Barack Obama calling for a coordinated approach to energy, economic and environmental policies.

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Explorer Policy Watch

There are differences between CO2 flooding for EOR and long-term geological carbon sequestration. Sequestration requires injecting large volumes of CO2 through the smallest number of wells possible, and ensuring the CO2 remains confined over long periods of time. The technical challenges are issues of scale.

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Explorer Article

Twenty-nine audio-video presentations from this year’s AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in San Antonio have been posted toSearch and Discovery, AAPG’s electronic journal.

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Explorer Article

AAPG’s spotlight turns to South Africa this month for a historic conference that boasts a premiere technical program that focuses on the top topics of today’s industry.

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Explorer Article

The prospect of commercial-scale carbon sequestration has taken another step forward.

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Correlator President’s Column

It has been a bit hectic as of late including trying to meet publishing deadlines in- between travels. With that said I would like to share with you all some of the more interesting highlights – but before that, please make sure that you take the time to read the article titled 'The Old Geoscientist and the Young Geoscientist' in this issue and work your way through. You could be richly rewarded for your efforts by having a chance to win one week of valuable training sponsored by Subsurface Consultants and Associates!

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Explorer Division Column DEG

AAPG’s Division of Environmental Geosciences had its largest set of offerings in several years at this year’s AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in San Antonio.

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Workshop
Lviv, Ukraine
Thursday, 21 September Friday, 22 September 2023, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Join us for a workshop where experts will  explore the Carpathian foreland and the Dnieper-Donetsk rift basins with a focus not only on hydrocarbons, but the utilization of geothermal resources, hydrogen exploration and CCUS.

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DL Abstract

President Biden has laid out a bold and ambitious goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions in the United States by 2050.  The pathway to that target includes cutting total greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 and eliminating them entirely from the nation’s electricity sector by 2035. The Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management will play an important role in the transition to net-zero carbon emissions by reducing the environmental impacts of fossil energy production and use – and helping decarbonize other hard-to abate sectors.

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Request a visit from Jennifer Wilcox!

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DL Abstract

Local sea-level changes are not simply a function of global ocean volumes but also the interactions between the solid Earth, the Earth’s gravitational field and the loading and unloading of ice sheets. Contrasting behaviors between Antarctica and Scotland highlight how important the geologic structure beneath the former ice sheets is in determining the interactions between ice sheets and relative sea levels.

Request a visit from Alex Simms!

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