Bulletin Article

 

The Paleoproterozoic Barney Creek Formation (BCF; McArthur Basin, Australia) is one of the oldest active hydrocarbon systems on Earth with oil and gas shows present within organic-rich intervals (up to 7 wt% TOC). We combine bulk geochemical analyses, pore space characterization and high-resolution electron imaging techniques to characterize the evolution of the BCF pore system with maturity.

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Explorer Article

 
There’s still time to register for this year’s AAPG-SEG International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia, Sept. 13-16.
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Some of the world’s most spectacular and geologically fascinating sights will be showcased in nine field trips planned in conjunction with September’s AAPG-SEG International Conference and Exhibition (ACE) in Melbourne, Australia, Sept. 13-16.
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This year’s AAPG International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) is set for Sept. 13-16 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia: the technical program has been finalized and registration is open. Also, for those who register by June 23, there will be a savings of $305.
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The semi-finals are completed. Twelve teams from around the world have their eyes set on Denver to participate in the finals of the 2015 AAPG/AAPG Foundation Imperial Barrel Award competition.
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The call for abstracts deadline is Jan. 15 for the next AAPG International Conference and Exhibition – a meeting that will be historic on many levels. This year’s ICE will be held Sept. 13-16 in Melbourne, Australia – the first time AAPG has used that city as a setting for ICE.

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Explorer Division Column EMD

 
Oil shale is a rich petroleum source rock that never got buried deep enough to generate oil and gas. Worldwide, oil shale is a massive resource that potentially could yield a trillion barrels of oil and gas equivalent.
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Explorer Emphasis

 
When the initial Discovery Thinking forum debuted in San Antonio at the 2008 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, it garnered high marks from attendees. Still, who could have known that this initial forum would be the harbinger of such an amazingly successful and long-running program?
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Some highlights from international activity in 2014.

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Explorer Geophysical Corner

 

Access to modern 3-D seismic data is critical to educating the next generation of sedimentologists, stratigraphers, structural geologists and geophysicists who envision a career in the petroleum industry.

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Field Seminar

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Melbourne, Australia
17-22 September 2015
This field trip will focus on outcrop exposures of Neoproterozoic salt diapirs, salt sheets and associated growth strata in the central and northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia.
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Melbourne, Australia
17-19 September 2015
The focus of this trip is on the geologic history of the region, its hydrocarbon systems, and its potential for carbon sequestration.
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Melbourne, Australia
17-22 September 2015
Join us on a trip to the Capricorn-Bunker group located around the world-famous Southern Great Barrier Reef.
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Melbourne, Australia
10-13 September 2015

This trip will visit the breathtaking coastal outcrops of turbidites, carbonate platforms, fluvial sediments and pillow lavas along the cliffs southeast of Melbourne. Come scramble down craggy slopes at Cape Liptrap to view superb outcrop-scale fold and thrust structures in Devonian turbidites, then take a 5 km hike along the adjacent coast where Cambrian ophiolites and exhumed amphibolites, faulted against trilobite-hosting Ordovician marls and Devonian reefal carbonates will be revealed. This will be followed by a trip to a site of Early Cretaceous fluvial rift sediments deposited during the initial separation of Antarctica from Australia to open the Gippsland Basin.

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Perth, Australia
5-12 September 2015
Shark Bay was declared a World Heritage area in the 1980s because of its unique geo-biological attributes, particularly in hypersaline basins, in areas which remain pristine today. This field trip provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to observe stromatolites in their stunning present day environment at Hamelin Pool, Shark Bay. As part of this special trip, access will be provided to areas not normally open to the public. You will be able to access and inspect modern day intertidal to subtidal microbial systems.
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