Energy Policy Blog

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

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 Emphasis Article

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 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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Explorer Article

AAPG members Mark Zoback and F. Rall Walsh separate myth from fact regarding induced seismicity.

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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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Explorer Historical Highlights

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

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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Explorer Policy Watch

There’s been a lot of good news recently about water and hydraulic fracturing: the EPA’s and other scientists’ research into water consumption for hydraulic fracturing found minimal strain on water resources, and natural gas power generation significantly reduces water use in power generation.

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Explorer ProTracks

Recently the AAPG YP Mid-Continent Section hosted several networking events in Oklahoma City. These events have increased YP interest in AAPG – and participation in the Mid-Continent Section is at an all time high.

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Virtual Webinar
Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Join the Petroleum Systems Technical Interest Group (TIG) for the next session of the AAPG Petroleum Systems Webinar Series, South Atlantic Hydrocarbons Through Space and Time, on Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 8:00 AM (CST). After forty years of investigation, a super-regional view of South Atlantic conjugate basins has been developed, as the set of representative crude oils exceeds 1700 from an initial selection of

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Director, Bureau of Economic Geology and State Geologist of Texas

The Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG) at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) seeks a new Director for the Bureau of Economic Geology (Bureau), the oldest (1909) and second largest (~250 FTE) organized research unit at UT ( ). The role of the Director is multifaceted, serving as the chief executive of this dynamic geoscience research unit, which is also the State Geological Survey of Texas. The Director is the State Geologist of Texas.

Jamie Ann Woolsey Jamie Ann Woolsey President (2020-2023) PQ GeoConsulting (479) 650-5067
Douglas Vincent Davis, Jr. Douglas Vincent Davis, Jr. Past President (2019-2023) D-Ex Production Co. (316) 641-4469
Nathan Alan Randolph Nathan Alan Randolph Vice President (2019-2023) Pablo Energy II, LLC (806) 350-3493
John A. Brett, III John A. Brett, III Secretary (2019-2023) Brett Exploration, LLC (405) 620-3000
Tara Lynn Benda Tara Lynn Benda Treasurer (2019-2023) Equus Energy Partners (918) 513-1854

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