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The Next 100 Years: Oil and gas E&P will always require an enormous amount of capital expenditure, but two big shifts will are coming that will affect investment patterns in a big way.

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Discoveries were comparatively sparse, but they persisted steadily throughout the year. Here are some of the more significant discoveries of the past year.

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A review of major oil and gas discoveries of 2013 shows a down year in terms of quantity—but that’s not the whole story.

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Let’s make a deal: AAPG’s annual Prospect and Property Expo – best known as APPEX– is the place to be to find international potential.

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Out of Africa: The deepwater Rovuma Basin off the coast of Mozambique is proving to be a bonanza for discovery.

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The Rovuma Basin off the coast of Mozambique is not on the radar screen of a whole lot of folks.

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Innumerable geoscientists worldwide are familiar with the AAPG Giant Oil Fields publications. These AAPG members are spearheading the effort to compile “Giant Oil and Gas Fields of the Decade 2000-2010” featuring papers covering fields in areas around the globe.

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The supergiant Mamba gas discovery has proved East Africa's potential is real.

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Wet and wild: The world’s increasing demand for hydrocarbons is a good sign that deepwater exploration will remain a key source of new global reserves.

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The impact of the rapid economic growth of “Asian giants” China and India is such that African oil supplies now face increased demand to fuel this growth and, therefore, increased E&P activity.

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