Explorer President’s Column

As the calendar turns to September I am struck by the similarity between the agricultural significance of this time of year and the careers for all “50-somethings,” which would include the largest single age group of AAPG members.

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Explorer Policy Watch

This month the Senate will take up the bill addressing leasing the OCS Area 181 in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. The expectation is that the Senate bill (S. 3711, called the “181 Bill”), if passed, will be the counterpart to H.R. 4761, the Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act passed by the House of Representatives on June 29. Conference proceedings likely will begin shortly after Senate action and naming of conferees for both the House and Senate. Both houses are expected to move quickly to name conferees if the Senate passes its OCS legislation.

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Explorer Division Column DEG

As one of my colleagues and fellow DEG members recently pointed out, what the DEG has to offer its members should be much more than receiving the annual ballot, quarterly issues of DEG’s journal 'Environmental Geosciences' and the DEG Web site. DEG should provide its members an opportunity for personal involvement and attachment. Let’s talk about opportunities!

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Explorer President’s Column

September for those in the Northern Hemisphere (or in Rio Linda) is harvest time; you finally get to reap what you have sown and nurtured during the spring and summer. So for 50-somethings, at this stage of our careers we have geologists younger than us -- and if we still have bosses, they actually depend on us. We initiate projects and manage people. Our decisions influence others in our companies.

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Explorer Article

The AAPG 2007 Education Calendar is in the final production stages, and when it’s delivered to you in an upcoming EXPLORER you’ll see all of the exciting things being planned. Meanwhile, some valuable training opportunities are available for you this fall as well.

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Explorer Article

To some, the academic world of colleges and universities represents Ivory Towers, detached from reality. To the U.S. Department of Energy, they represent a crucial – and practical – research potential.

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Explorer Policy Watch

June was an extraordinary month from the legislative perspective: Both the House and Senate Appropriations committees acted with unexpected alacrity and completed their work on DOE’s oil and natural gas budget activities. While both houses of Congress restored funding to the program in several areas, very little of the funding is targeted for the historical oil and natural gas programs.

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Explorer Division Column EMD

“Clean coal” is rapidly becoming more important as energy demands continue to rise. Clean coal is coal that has been stripped of minerals and other impurities. It is then gasified and burned, and resulting flue gases can be treated with steam and re-burned to make CO2 in the flue gas economically recoverable.

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Explorer Article

AAPG has several opportunities in the next several weeks for those who want to make vacation time last a little longer by taking a field seminar. There also are short courses to help you brush up on much-needed skills (and earn Professional Development Hours, too).

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Explorer Policy Watch

As many members already are aware, the U.S. House of Representatives during consideration of the federal government’s 2007 budget has appropriated approximately 25 percent of its 2006 budget for oil and natural gas R&D. While few of us, as taxpayers, believe that growing the deficit is good for tomorrow’s taxpayers, the climate in which the House actions has proceeded reflects both the unpopularity of the oil and gas industry in Washington and the tendency of elected officials to play to popular themes in the eyes of their constituents.

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Managing Director - Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture

The Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture (YCNCC) is a newly established center at Yale University. We are currently seeking a Managing Director who will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the center and will work closely with the Center Directors. The Managing Director will contribute to new program development.

VG Abstract

This lecture will discuss the differences between carbonates and siliciclastics from their chemical composition through their distributions in time and space. Building on these fundamental differences, we will explore the challenges carbonates pose to petroleum geologists in terms of seismic interpretation, reservoir quality prediction, field development, etc. Peppered with humorous personal stories, still raging academic debates, and the heartfelt frustrations of real industry professionals, the aim is to inspire students and young professionals to rise to the occasion and embrace the reservoir rocks that petroleum geologists love to hate.

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Brian Panetta, Phd Brian Panetta, Phd President (2020-2021) West Virginia University 8145747618
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