Bulletin Article

 

Increased rates of seismicity in tectonically quiescent regions like the midcontinent region of the United States have been hypothesized to be related to human activities such as oil and gas production and wastewater injection. It can be difficult to establish how human activities relate to earthquakes, particularly when local seismic networks are not available to provide a high-quality characterization of the seismic sequence in question.

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Energy Policy Blog

 

The StatesFirst working group on induced seismicity just released its report,” Potential Injection-Induced Seismicity Associated with Oil & Gas Development: A Primer on Technical and Regulatory Considerations Informing Risk Management and Mitigation.” The report describes the causes of and ways to prevent induced earthquakes. It also looks at the interaction between regulators and the public, and the report includes case studies of how states have responded to instances of suspected induced seismicity in California, Oklahoma, Ohio, Illinois, and Colorado.

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Explorer Article

 
Since the dramatic expansion of AAPG/ AAPG Foundation’s Visiting Geoscientist program in the fall of 2014, thousands of students around the globe have benefited from it.
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The 2015 annual AAPG Eastern Section meeting will be held Sept. 20-22 at the Union Station and Crowne Plaza Hotel complex in downtown Indianapolis.
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Explorer Division Column DPA

 
In the interest of continuing my theme of “Spreading the Word” about AAPG’s Division of Professional Affairs, here’s an update on some exciting events organized by DPA members for the spring of 2016. Many of you may be familiar with the Playmaker concept, as we have previously held five very successful events.
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Explorer Emphasis

 

A team of structural geologists and seismic processing geophysicists has developed what they believe is a potentially revolutionary technology that can help predict fracture performance before a well is ever drilled.

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Explorer Historical Highlight

 
Hydraulic fracturing of rock formations has been hotly debated during the past several years, and public opinions have resulted in numerous legislative actions that closely control or even ban the practice in different parts of the nation. Fracturing, however, actually has been used in the oil and gas industry for 67 years and in the granite quarrying business in North Carolina since 1903.
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Explorer Policy Watch

 

Three outer continental shelf (OCS) oil and gas issues were prominent in 2015 policy debates and will continue in the policy limelight in 2016 as the federal government moves to release final versions of the permits, plans and rules.

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For over two years Congress has complained about delays in the government permitting process for liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals, and several bills were introduced to accelerate the processing of natural gas export applications.

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There’s been a lot of good news recently about water and hydraulic fracturing: the EPA’s and other scientists’ research into water consumption for hydraulic fracturing found minimal strain on water resources, and natural gas power generation significantly reduces water use in power generation.
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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
31 May - 7 June 2016

This field seminar offers an excellent opportunity for the students to walk on a variety of modern terrigenous clastic depositional systems while observing sedimentary processes, modern sedimentary structures, and numerous trenches illuminating the three-dimensional architecture of each area.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
11-18 September 2016

This field seminar offers an excellent opportunity for the students to walk on a variety of modern terrigenous clastic depositional systems while observing sedimentary processes, modern sedimentary structures, and numerous trenches illuminating the three-dimensional architecture of each area.

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
25-27 September 2016

Join us in the Bluegrass of Kentucky for the 2016 annual meeting of the AAPG Eastern Section. The meeting is hosted by the Geological Society of Kentucky and the Kentucky Geological Survey and will be held in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky at the Lexington Convention Center. Our workshops, field trips, and technical sessions will comprise an ambitious program addressing many of the resource opportunities and challenges in the Appalachian, Illinois, and Michigan Basins.

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