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AAPG's Distinguished Lecture program will have three speakers on tour in October, including some U.S. and Canadian talks by this year's AAPG-SEG speaker.

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The time has arrived for this year's AAPG International Conference and Exhibition — and Cancun is ready for its starring role.

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Taking it to the edge: Getting ahead of the drill bit, once a dream, is coming closer to reality thanks to a seismic measurement while drilling technique.

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A team of geoscientists is unraveling some mysteries of the Gulf of Mexico using long offset seismic and marine gravity data to create a valuable 3-D model.

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Yes, it's been a difficult year — but 'guarded optimism' seems to be the pervasive theme today for those in the geophysical industry.

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In designing a 3-D survey, the geometry (arrangement of shots and receivers on the surface) must measure signal correctly and must also attenuate noise.

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Online Registration closes SEPTEMBER 23

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Speakers are now picked and preparing for this year's AAPG Distinguished Lecture slate of talks, both in the United States and around the world.

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Continued success in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico especially involving the subsalt plays — may depend on how geologists 'see' the situation.

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Ninety-nine percent of total Gulf of Mexico production is from Neogene-age reservoirs

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DL Abstract

Three-dimensional (3D) seismic-reflection surveys provide one of the most important data types for understanding subsurface depositional systems. Quantitative analysis is commonly restricted to geophysical interpretation of elastic properties of rocks in the subsurface. Wide availability of 3D seismic-reflection data and integration provide opportunities for quantitative analysis of subsurface stratigraphic sequences. Here, we integrate traditional seismic-stratigraphic interpretation with quantitative geomorphologic analysis and numerical modeling to explore new insights into submarine-channel evolution.

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Request a visit from Jacob Covault!

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VG Abstract

In comparison with the known boundary conditions that promote salt deformation and flow in sedimentary basins, the processes involved with the mobilization of clay-rich detrital sediments are far less well established. This talk will use seismic examples in different tectonic settings to document the variety of shale geometries that can be formed under brittle and ductile deformations.

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DL Abstract

Around 170 million years ago, the Gulf of Mexico basin flooded catastrophically, and the pre-existing landscape, which had been a very rugged, arid, semi-desert world, was drowned beneath an inland sea of salt water. The drowned landscape was then buried under kilometers of salt, perfectly preserving the older topography. Now, with high-quality 3D seismic data, the salt appears as a transparent layer, and the details of the drowned world can be seen in exquisite detail, providing a unique snapshot of the world on the eve of the flooding event. We can map out hills and valleys, and a system of river gullies and a large, meandering river system. These rivers in turn fed into a deep central lake, whose surface was about 750m below global sea level. This new knowledge also reveals how the Louann Salt was deposited. In contrast to published models, the salt was deposited in a deep water, hypersaline sea. We can estimate the rate of deposition, and it was very fast; we believe that the entire thickness of several kilometers of salt was laid down in a few tens of thousands of years, making it possibly the fastest sustained deposition seen so far in the geological record.

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Request a visit from Frank Peel!

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