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A limited number of scholarships for ACE 2017 registration are now available to displaced geoscientists and energy professionals. Eligible applicants will pay just 50% of the standard rate for the full convention, including all technical sessions, networking events and the exhibition. Find out more!

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Be a part of the most vibrant and vital integrated science and technology event for unconventional play development. URTeC remains the only event that brings the entire asset team together under one roof to connect on all things unconventional.

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Secure your sponsorships now for ACE 2017 and choose the mix of items, events and activities that align with the specific marketing goals of your business.

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Be a Part of History and Celebrate AAPG's 100th Anniversary with a Centennial Sponsorship Package!

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Explorer Emphasis

 

The recent and apparently large oil discoveries on Alaska’s North Slope by Caelus Energy Alaska and Armstrong Oil & Gas, Inc. and its partner Repsol have shown the world that giants may still exist in the 49th state. And, more might be waiting to be found.

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By one measure, 2016 shaped up to be the worst time for international oil and gas discoveries in years. By another, last year looks like the worst for international oil additions in decades.

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Explorer Foundation Update

 

Trustee Emeritus Paul Strunk was recently presented with the L. Austin Weeks Memorial Medal. In addition, the Trustee Associates 39th annual meeting was held in October in Hawaii.

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Foundation Update

 

The AAPG Foundation Deana and Paul Strunk Military Veterans Scholarship Program (MVSP) provides financial support to veterans pursuing their undergraduate geoscience education.

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VG Abstract

 

Analysis of microseismicity induced by hydraulic fracture stimulation in the Marcellus Shale shows changes in stress state for different zones of failure. During the treatment, shear failure occurs on both the J1 and J2 fracture orientations in response to different maximum stress orientations, indicating localized changes in the orientation during the treatment. Reactivation of a fault near the wellbore is associated with failure mechanisms with a higher volumetric component, indicating possible inflation of faults and fractures by the introduction of the slurry. Quantification of the stress conditions that are associated with inflation could potentially be used to optimize the stimulation by identifying which fractures will preferentially take on slurry volume.

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Microseismicity induced by hydraulic fracture stimulation of a horizontal well was mapped with a near-surface buried array. Distinct linear trends of events were not parallel to the direction of fast shear wave polarization measured in the reservoir with a crossed-dipole anisotropy tool. Analysis of core from a nearby well revealed numerous calcite-filled fractures that did not induce shear wave polarization, but did significantly impact the failure behavior of the reservoir rock during the stimulation treatment. Hydraulic fracture simulation with DFN modeling and source mechanism analysis supports the interpretation of reactivated existing fractures rather than the formation of hydraulically-induced tensile fractures.

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Bakersfield California United States 17 March, 2017 17 March, 2017 34725
 
Bakersfield, California, United States
17 March 2017

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Houston Texas United States 01 April, 2017 01 April, 2017 33585
 
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Anchorage Alaska United States 21 May, 2017 24 May, 2017 35119
 
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
21-24 May 2017

Save the date for the 2017 AAPG Pacific Section Meeting. The meeting will be held May 21-24 in Anchorage, Alaska. Watch the website for more details to come.

Seattle Washington United States 22 October, 2017 25 October, 2017 37311
 
Seattle, Washington, United States
22-25 October 2017

Plan now to attend the GSA 2017 Annual Meeting in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center, hosted by the University of Washington.

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