Energy Policy Blog


In order to create political influence among countries in the Central American and Caribbean region, Hugo Chavez, the late President of Venezuela, created an energy alliance called Petrocaribe in 2005.

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Explorer Article

The word “Mexico” brings many images to mind. For some, it’s mariachis and tequila. Others think of good food and beautiful beaches. For many in the petroleum industry, though, the word “Mexico” means newfound opportunity. The Mexican Petroleum Congress, scheduled for June 10-13 in Guadalajara, offers a chance to experience that opportunity.
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While the rest of the world of seismic exploration is scaling down in response to the current trend of depressed oil prices, the government of Mexico is beckoning to all comers and, so far, they seem to be answering.

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Oil prices ... barreling downward. Natural gas prices ... up in flames. Gasoline prices ... tanking. The year got off to a scary start for the oil and gas industry

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Explorer Division Column EMD


In virtually all regions of sustained production, the industry is steadily improving in situ recovery methods and reducing environmental impacts of bitumen and heavy oil production, especially those associated with surface mining.

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Explorer Emphasis

Mexico’s recent opening to foreign oil investors has created a huge demand for 2-D seismic data on the regional geology.
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Feisty. Funny. Determined. Competitive. Brilliant. Generous. The words used to describe Harris in advance of her posthumously receiving the AAPG Harrison Schmitt Award at the upcoming ACE in Denver.
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AAPG Honorary member Alfredo E. Guzmán, this year’s recipient of the Michel T. Halbouty Outstanding Leadership Award, had a small hand in the changes many are calling “Mexico’s Moment.”
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Typically when runners are on their marks, they know the course ahead of them. However, as industry players anxiously wait for Mexico to open its hydrocarbon-rich fields to foreign investors, the shortest course to the pay zone is not so clear.

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Explorer Foundation Update


It has a new name, a new energy and a new lineup of experts, all primed to spread geoscience knowledge around the world. “It” is AAPG’s newly named Global Distinguished Lecture Program – emphasis on the “global” – which dates back to 1941 but continues to be the Association’s flagship initiative for offering the latest in geologic science to AAPG affiliated geological societies and universities.

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