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Verbal write-offs of the Gulf of Mexico are nothing new; it wasn’t all that long ago that the region was derisively referred to as The Dead Sea. To the surprise of many industry watchers, however, the “dead” region came roaring back to life -- rather quickly -- becoming the locus of an unprecedented level of E&P activity.

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Unconventional hydrocarbons are so like, well, in these days. Indeed, coalbed methane, shale gas, oil sands and such have quickly become the darlings of many operators and financial analysts alike. But there are other things to be excited about as well.

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Technical winners have been announced for the best paper and poster presentations at April’s AAPG Annual Convention in Houston. The winners will receive their awards at the opening session of the next annual meeting, set April 1-4 in Long Beach, Calif.

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Officials are calling the first-ever AAPG European Region conference to be held in Mallorca, Spain, a “great success.” The conference, “Architecture of Carbonate Systems Through Time,” was held in late April and attracted over 130 attendees from 31 countries -- and over half of those attending were members of AAPG.

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Explorer Policy Watch

Even with Congress in recess a large part of the month of April, Washington remains an active place -- and to help keep everyone better informed, Carl J. Smith and the Government Affairs Committee are working to reactivate the system of “Action Alerts” for notifying members of pertinent issues.

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Explorer Geophysical Corner

Many people today view land surfaces from commercial airplanes or on satellite images and are amazed by the geomorphic forms of river channels, deltas, barrier islands, dune fields and other features. These views show us modern stratal-time surfaces of exposed landforms. Three-D seismic technology has now made it possible to image similar, but much older, geomorphic features and stratal surfaces preserved in the rock record.

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Explorer Division Column DEG

A joint effort by the Energy Minerals Division and the Division of Environmental Geosciences has been undertaken to compile peer-reviewed contributions of research and applications of geological sequestration of CO₂ being performed in the petroleum, energy minerals, and environmental fields into an AAPG special publication.

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Explorer President’s Column

This is the last letter I shall write to AAPG members as their 89th president, and it summarizes the Executive Committee’s goals and accomplishments during the 2005-06 fiscal year. Following are some comments on a few developments not anticipated when I took office. From there I’ll move on to some observations about AAPG policies and directions, and conclude with some personal observations about my year as president.

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Explorer Article

Geophysicist and author Peter Tertzakian told the opening session audience in Houston that the world has become addicted to oil, a theme also sounded by U.S. President George W. Bush.

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Energy efficiency expert Amory Lovins believes the United States can reduce, even eliminate, its escalating consumption of oil.

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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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Sara Elliott Sara Elliott Vice President (2022-2023) Bureau of Economic Geology
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