Explorer Wildcat Recollections Column

A billion-barrel field in a thousand places?

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Despite conventional thought perceiving coalbed methane as an anomaly and that completion techniques were slow an inefficient, pioneering independents worked to develop an important industry segment.

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The basement fault block pattern started last month continues. This month the author attempts to substantiate the claim that many oil and gas fields are controlled by basement. Some geologists may concede that the evidence for underlying basement control is convincing.

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10 years ago Art and the Earth Sciences debuted as a one-hour course at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis. It has now expanded into a three-hour course with labs. This popular course blends art and artifacts with the science of geology. It impacts to the lives of students who would never think of stepping into a science lab.

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A new interpretation of potential field, seismic and other data in the Illinois Basin, according to an Oklahoma geologist, indicates unrecognized natural gas reservoirs may exist there.

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Ken Vogel made his career change voluntarily -- but the instability in the oil industry certainly was a factor when he decided to move into the field of environmental geology.

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While everybody recognizes that layoffs and downsizing creates turmoil and anguish for those involved, these cycles of change also can be -- and have been -- opportunities to explore new career paths that might not otherwise have been considered.

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How do colleges and universities deal with the ups and downs of geoscience-intensive industries and provide the best possible education for their students?

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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.

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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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