Explorer Emphasis Article

Lee Gerhard has a challenge for you: “Defend the sciences ... Do a better job of critical reading and analysis. Separate fact from agenda.”

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Explorer Division Column EMD

The Energy Minerals Division is excited to present its technical program and luncheon for the AAPG Annual Convention in Long Beach, Calif., April 1-4.

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Explorer President’s Column

This past fall I had the opportunity to attend a couple of enlightening conventions.

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Explorer Article

Card about Global Climate Change is carefully scrutinized by AAPG's Executive Committee and more comments from members will be requested.

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Explorer Article

A sinking feeling: A geoscientist makes his case that Louisiana is threatened by a subsidence, a crippling disease that’s far more extreme and extensive than many think.

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Explorer Division Column DEG

Every so often it is good to review and evaluate DEG’s mission and goals. This year AAPG is preparing a five-year tactical business plan, and as an AAPG Division, DEG also is preparing one.

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Explorer Policy Watch

This month’s comments are a reminder for AAPG members of rights (and responsibilities) with regard to getting involved in issues that impact your professional lives, the longevity of the profession and quite possibly our financial future.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

It was not so long ago that time lapse, or 4-D, seismic was a technology that kind of hovered in the background, being applied only in specific situations, such as when a reservoir began producing erratically rather than as predicted.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

If you're looking to get in on some big-time E&P action, head “down under” to Western Australia -- it’s a rockin’ scene these days.

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Correlator Article

We are all familiar with Al Gore's movie An Inconvenient Truth which argues that human-caused global warming will result in near-total destruction of the planet . We can excuse him as he is only a politician not a scientist. However, the Union of Concerned Scientists state unequivocally that they can identify the 'Human Fingerprint' on global warming. Even the EPA blames global warming on human activity in their web site where the opening paragraph states: According to the National Academy of Sciences, the Earth's surface temperature has risen by about 1 degree Fahrenheit in the past century, with accelerated warming during the past two decades. There is new and stronger evidence that most of the warming over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities.

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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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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

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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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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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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