Explorer Article

Even though the majority of the global population relies on energy from hydrocarbons each day, it’s taken for granted for the most part, noted A.T. (Tim) Cejka, president of ExxonMobil Exploration Co. and a vice president of ExxonMobil Corp.

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Explorer Article

Amory Lovins wears many hats -- theoretical physicist, adviser to the U.S. auto industry and to the Pentagon. But during the luncheon address to the Division of Environmental Geosciences at the recent AAPG Annual Convention in Houston, Lovins added a new hat to his collection -- that of “wildcatter.”

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Explorer Article

The theme of AAPG’s 89th Annual Meeting is “Perfecting the Search, Delivering on Our Promises.” In introducing this theme, I would first like to set the scene for the next generation’s energy future.

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Explorer Article

Smiles were broad and plentiful in Houston in April, with good reason: The AAPG Annual Convention there ended as one of the largest, most successful meetings in association history.

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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 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 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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