Bulletin Article

 

Exploration in the Putumayo basin and adjacent thrust belt, Colombia, has resulted in variable oil quality. To better understand the reasons, the authors reconstructed the structural evolution, the timing of oil migration, and the timing of groundwater infiltration in the region.

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Tight-gas reservoirs that have experienced late uplift following an earlier phase of charge are unlikely to be characterized by primary drainage and are much more likely to be characterized by imbibition (the displacement of one fluid by another) or by secondary drainage.

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Critical factors related to topographic, geologic, and hydrologic features are important for the creation and preservation of underpressure present in the Midcontinent of the United States. One of these areas is the large, highly saline brine plume of western Oklahoma and Kansas.

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Coal rank depends on the temperature of coalification. In the Illinois Basin, midwestern United States, coal rank is not dependent on thickness of overlying sediments as shown by vitrinite reflectance. Heat advected into the basin by groundwater flow contributed to the coal rank anomaly.

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Explorer Article

 
Since the dramatic expansion of AAPG/ AAPG Foundation’s Visiting Geoscientist program in the fall of 2014, thousands of students around the globe have benefited from it.
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Explorer Emphasis

 

For the oil industry, the most worrisome news coming out of the Middle East doesn’t involve geopolitics. It’s well known by now that Iran wants to increase production by at least 500,000 barrels of oil per day as the lifting of international sanctions allows it to resume crude exports. But Iran isn’t alone.

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While many are working to forecast when the price of oil might reach $80 a barrel again, renowned international strategist and geopolitical analyst Peter Zeihan, the author of “The Accidental Superpower,” predicts in stunning detail the rising and declining energy plays of 2025 and the countries that will ultimately triumph as the world’s leading producers.
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A number of interesting stories came out of international exploration in 2015. Let’s get to the big one right away: Everybody – everybody – was talking about the Eni SpA discovery of a supergiant gas accumulation offshore Egypt. It became the year’s mind-blower.
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Explorer Policy Watch

 

For over two years Congress has complained about delays in the government permitting process for liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals, and several bills were introduced to accelerate the processing of natural gas export applications.

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Explorer Regions and Sections

 
It has been an interesting and eventful year in Europe for AAPG. With all the less-than-good news around, we felt it was important to maintain a program of events and activities throughout the year. Although we are constrained by the events in the industry we have still tried to match the wishes of the members.
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