Bulletin Article

 
This sequence stratigraphic study in the Neuquén Basin, Argentina, contributes to the understanding of the relationship between organic matter, clay minerals, facies, stacking patterns, and relative sea-level changes in this exceptional shale-oil and shale-gas unconventional reservoir.
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Explorer Article

 

Since the discovery of the Vaca Muerta shale as a commercial play in 2010, some are finding that in addition to its thickness, the shale is unique in terms of anisotropy.

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Explorer Director’s Corner

 

It’s a big world out there and AAPG has Members living and working in all corners. It’s our pleasure to serve them as they explore and produce oil and natural gas to fuel the planet.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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Explorer Emphasis

 

Basins around the world hold identified potential for unconventional resource development and a combination of exploration, assessment and evaluation seems certain to uncover other favorable plays.

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Since shale plays began revolutionizing the oil and gas industry, North America has been the dominant continent in making them successful. But a strong contender some 5,000 miles south of the U.S. border is beginning to turn heads.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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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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Explorer Geophysical Corner

 

The main challenge for a seismic interpreter is to extract the maximum amount of information from seismic data and integrate that with other relevant data so an accurate reservoir model of the subsurface prospect can be conceived.

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Interpretation of seismic amplitude anomalies could be a direct solution to finding hydrocarbons, or defining lithology, but is usually a tricky problem.

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Explorer Historical Highlight

 

When one of us joined Royal Dutch Shell in 1980, seven out of 27 young professionals in the basic training course were Swiss – a remarkable number of students from a tiny country that does not produce oil or gas. The term “Swiss mafia” was coined by our Dutch colleagues, and it wasn’t meant in a complimentary sense.

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The idea of nationalizing Venezuela’s oil industry had been in the wind for a few years leading up to 1976, and conditions in the global oil market lent considerable momentum to the popularity of the proposal. Weighed in the balance of 40 years of hindsight, though, nationalization has proven to be nothing short of tragic for the nation’s oil and gas sector.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
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