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Dr. Julia F.W. Gale is set to speak at ACE Short Course – Fracture Characterization. The short course will take place Saturday, 19 May at 8 a.m.-5 p.m. There are only 70 seats available - register today when you register for ACE 2018 for an overview of fracture characterization and why it is needed for hydrocarbon reservoirs.

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Explorer Geophysical Corner

Part 1 of this series explained that the wave acquires the symmetry of the rock: by examining azimuthal travel times and amplitudes, we document the symmetry of the wave and learn of the symmetry of the rock.

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Dr. Carlee Beth Hawkins is set to speak at ACE Luncheon – Unconscious Bias. The luncheon will be taking place Wednesday, 23 May at 11:30 a.m. in the Salt Palace Convention Center. Join your colleagues, enjoy a great meal, and learn more about the role of unconscious bias in the workplace and the challenges it poses to developing a workforce.

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Delegates Voice Article

ACE 2018 will mark a change in Delegate seating. The House leadership wants to ensure every society/Region has full representation, and we want to follow our bylaws.

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Explorer Article

The books have closed on the successful 2017 Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree. The 2017 program offered scouts two different settings to learn about geology. A team comprised primarily of AAPG Member geologists volunteered their time to lead the geology program at the event.

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Explorer Director’s Corner

Energy dominance is how the White House described the Trump Administration’s emerging energy policy in mid-2017. With expanding U.S. oil and natural gas production coupled with growing exports to global markets, the muscular language signaled a notable policy shift from the previous administration, and a desire to leverage the nation’s petroleum resources for its economic and security potential.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

The resurgence of the Permian Basin in the United States led directly to the concept of the “super basin”: a mature basin that can be rejuvenated to produce as much or more oil and gas than it has so far. Another archetype for super basins lies 1,000 miles southeast of the Permian, in the onshore/offshore Sureste Basin of Mexico.

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Events Blog

The Utah Geological Association is proud to host the AAPG 2018 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. With easy access to some of the most extraordinary rocks in the world, Salt Lake City is the ideal location to combine fundamental geology with emerging innovation. Don’t miss your chance to share your knowledge and investigate all Utah has to offer.

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Explorer Geophysical Corner

In this article, we demonstrate the identification of organically rich sweet spots within the Point Pleasant interval using 3-D seismic data, the available well and core data.

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Explorer President’s Column

As President John F. Kennedy famously said in his 1962 speech at Rice University in Houston, difficult challenges serve “to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills.” I am happy to report that the super basin concept I wrote about in my July column is working to focus energies and skills within AAPG.

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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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