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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. This time-worn admonition appears to have been ignored by certain administrators at Louisiana State University (LSU), where there’s an effort under way to phase out the venerable 54-year-old Coastal Studies Institute (CSI). The irony of the timing is notable given that coastal issues are “front and center” in Louisiana following the devastation incurred by hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.

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The AAPG 2007 Education Calendar is in the final production stages, and when it’s delivered to you in an upcoming EXPLORER you’ll see all of the exciting things being planned. Meanwhile, some valuable training opportunities are available for you this fall as well.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Even with a proven product and willing investors putting together a big money deal can be a daunting project.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

There’s nothing quite like a successful field project to demonstrate the commercial viability of a particular technology. So chalk one up for the recently completed wide-azimuth OBS (ocean bottom sensor) node survey over the BP-operated Atlantis field in the challenging deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

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When you’re hot, you’re hot -- sizzling, in fact. Whether offshore -- like the Western Neptune, left, acquiring a wide-azimuth seismic survey in the Gulf of Mexico -- or deep in undeveloped territory, the seismic industry is having no trouble finding work to keep them busy.

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Explorer Geophysical Corner

In last month’s Geophysical Corner we considered how to improve the seismic resolution of deepwater, near-seafloor geology using P-P data acquired with seafloor-positioned multicomponent sensors. This month we move to part two: We show how P-SV (converted-shear) data acquired with these same sensors provide even greater resolution of deepwater, near-seafloor strata.

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Explorer Article

AAPG has several opportunities in the next several weeks for those who want to make vacation time last a little longer by taking a field seminar. There also are short courses to help you brush up on much-needed skills (and earn Professional Development Hours, too).

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You ain’t seen nuthin ‘til you’ve seen the Tuscaloosa! Sound familiar? If so, it’s because this was probably the most popular talk making the rounds of the professional meeting circuit in the late 1970s.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

This year’s Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (GCAGS) annual meeting, set Sept. 25-27 in Lafayette, La., is being called “Visualize the Possibilities” -- with good reason. Convention organizers promise to “Wow!” audiences with 3-D simulations that are built on visually immersive technology.

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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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