Explorer Director’s Corner

On the concept of “discovery,” Sir Issac Newton was quoted to say that, “If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.”

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Explorer Emphasis Article

In offshore areas such as the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, it’s not uncommon for oil emanating from source rocks to bypass natural trapping mechanisms and leak upward to the seafloor.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Today’s high product prices and demand for oil make tertiary recovery projects important and even necessary. Carbon dioxide injection, better known as CO2 flooding, is a technique of choice for enhanced recovery from older oil fields. Ironically CO2 tertiary recovery projects and sequestration research are stymied by the same, restrictive problem: There isn’t enough CO2.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Article

Examples of deep-water outcrops, as examined in AAPG Studies in Geology 56 is a publication that exposes some exposures that matter a lot to geologists.

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Explorer Director’s Corner

Once more we are at the start of a new fiscal year for AAPG -- and once again it arrives after an extremely busy year for AAPG.

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Explorer Article

Groups both pro and con battle passionately over offshore drilling in many regions of the United States -- and they battle so intensely that perhaps everyone is overlooking an obvious solution.

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Explorer Article

It’s not a “little fish” kind of exploration start-up. Cobalt International Energy LP of Houston plans to go after some of the biggest fish in the world, in some of the deepest waters explored.

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Explorer Division Column DEG

Spring has been a busy time for DEG with the AAPG Annual Convention in Long Beach, Calif., and the Southwest Section meeting in Wichita Falls, Texas.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Article

The AAPG award winners for best technical presentations at the recent Annual Convention in Long Beach, Calif., have been announced.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Emphasis Article

It doesn’t take an official proclamation to recognize that unconventional hydrocarbons have catapulted to the top on the oil patch buzz-o-meter scale.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Workshop
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Tuesday, 21 February Wednesday, 22 February 2023, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

This workshop will be held Feb 21-22 in Oklahoma City, and will bring together industry practitioners, government and state agencies, nonprofit and academic institutions in a first of its kind event that will spark new ideas, motivate interdisciplinary and multi institutional collaboration and support the establishment of best practices for cleaning up and repurposing wells across the nation.

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Michael F. Erpenbeck Michael F. Erpenbeck President (2022-2023) Upstream Advisors Group (832) 418-0221
Mark William Shuster Mark William Shuster Past President (2022-2023) Bureau of Economic Geology 512-471-7090
David Lee Clay David Lee Clay President Elect (2022-2023) CRA Advisors (713) 417-4937
Sara Elliott Sara Elliott Vice President (2022-2023) Bureau of Economic Geology
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