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The StatesFirst working group on induced seismicity just released its report,” Potential Injection-Induced Seismicity Associated with Oil & Gas Development: A Primer on Technical and Regulatory Considerations Informing Risk Management and Mitigation.” The report describes the causes of and ways to prevent induced earthquakes. It also looks at the interaction between regulators and the public, and the report includes case studies of how states have responded to instances of suspected induced seismicity in California, Oklahoma, Ohio, Illinois, and Colorado.

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Events Blog

 

Have you submitted your abstracts for ‪‎URTeC 2016‬ in San Antonio? You still have time! The abstract submission deadline has been extended to 21 December 2015. What are you waiting for? Don't miss the chance to share your innovations, ideas and experiences at the premier integrated science and technology event for unconventional resources.

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Share your innovations, ideas and experiences at the industry’s leading multidisciplinary unconventional science and technology event. Widely recognized as the premier sharing venue for best practices that define success in unconventional plays, URTeC received a record number of abstracts this year including more geophysical focused papers.

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Explorer Article

 
A research seismologist with the Oklahoma Geological Survey, Amberlee Darold has been studying the increase in seismicity that has attracted the attention of scientists around the globe. She will present the results of a recent study at the upcoming Mid-Continent Section meeting.
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AAPG members Mark Zoback and F. Rall Walsh separate myth from fact regarding induced seismicity.
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Explorer Emphasis

 
Since shale plays began revolutionizing the oil and gas industry, North America has been the dominant continent in making them successful. But a strong contender some 5,000 miles south of the U.S. border is beginning to turn heads.
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An acquisition of some unfamiliar geology in the Woodforth SCOOP shale play meant one exploration had to get creative in their use of geosteering.
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Explorer Historical Highlight

 
Hydraulic fracturing of rock formations has been hotly debated during the past several years, and public opinions have resulted in numerous legislative actions that closely control or even ban the practice in different parts of the nation. Fracturing, however, actually has been used in the oil and gas industry for 67 years and in the granite quarrying business in North Carolina since 1903.
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Learn! Blog

 
This course is part of AAPG’s upcoming Fundamentals Education Conference, taking place November 9-13, in Houston, TX.  It is excellent for geologists, geophysicists, engineers, techs or anyone who will make maps on the computer and/or needs to assess the veracity of maps made on the computer.
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How many times have you kicked yourself because you made decisions without really having time to get all the expert opinions? When could your team have been better – both in determining where to explore and how to complete a well?
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Houston, Texas, United States
29 February - 1 March 2016

Connectivity in deepwater deposited reservoirs is often times something you don’t know for certainty until you have a well down and flowing. This course is for engineers, geologists and geophysicists who are responsible for economically positive exploration and development of deep-marine reservoirs. It is particularly appropriate for geologist-engineer teams who are responsible for building reservoir development models in these complex systems.

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Houston, Texas, United States
4 March 2016

This one day course will include background material on hydrocarbon-bearing shales, methods of evaluation, and case studies of both gas and oil bearing shales.

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Houston, Texas, United States
6-7 April 2016

This course provides scenarios for implementing valuable field safety processes and a template for creating programs tailored to the needs of individual field trip leaders.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
19 May 2016
This course is a quick review of the unique methods used in the analysis of older well logs. Course consists of lectures on different "old" well logs, what they measure and how they are used in the analysis of potentially hydrocarbon productive zone.
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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
18-20 September 2016

Save the date for the 2016 Gulf Coast Association Geological Societies (GCAGS) Annual Meeting. Watch the website for details to come.

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