Explorer Article

The huge crowd of attendees from 110 countries, along with the more than 2,000 exhibitors at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston appears to make it official: the industry has segued from boomlet to boom.

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Explorer Geophysical Corner

A project to design, construct and deploy a seafloor monitoring station across a deepwater hydrate mound in Mississippi Canyon Block 118 (MC 118) has been initiated by the Gulf of Mexico Hydrates Research Consortium, which comprises 15 universities, five federal agencies and several private corporations.

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Explorer Division Column EMD

The recent increases in petroleum prices have spurred renewed interest in the development of oil shale resources worldwide, including the vast deposits of the Green River Formation in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.

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Explorer Article

Post Katrina, corporations are trying to decide whether to move operations back to New Orleans. For many oil companies, however the question isn't if, but when and how.

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Explorer Article

For some oilmen, the decision to focus on wind generation wasn't so much of a stretch as it was a gust.

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Explorer Article

Given the revved-up drilling activity targeting tight gas deposits, oil shales, coal bed methane (CBM) and the like, unconventional hydrocarbons are increasingly becoming conventional. In some instances, it’s the locale that may be considered unconventional.

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Explorer Article

Earthquake in the Gulf spotlights the Cretaceous shelf edge, the separation point of the Gulf of Mexico plate from North American plate.

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Explorer Geophysical Corner

Gas producers across the northern shelf of the Gulf of Mexico are now targeting super-deep gas plays -- some targets at depths of 26,000 to 33,000 feet (eight to 10 kilometers). To create optimal images of these super-deep gas targets, seismic data need to be acquired with receiver offsets extending to eight to 10 km away from the source.

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Explorer Division Column DEG

I hope you will be able to attend the AAPG Annual Convention in Houston, scheduled for April 9-12 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, which will feature a number of DEG-sponsored sessions and activities, plus DEG-flavored topics that will be of interest to all.

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Explorer President’s Column

AAPG was one of the sponsors of a vibrant market in early February in Houston: the North American Prospect Exposition (NAPE). This year’s NAPE, as reported in the March EXPLORER, was the largest ever -- more than 12,000 E&P folks crowded into the George R. Brown Convention Center to show their prospects and plays and acreage blocks to a host of prospective investors.

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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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