Explorer Director’s Corner

It’s that time of year again -- time for the annual convention, AAPG’s main event for the year!

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Explorer President’s Column

As you can tell, this is a special EXPLORER, because it is focused on our Annual Convention and Exhibition in Long Beach, Calif., which will be held April 1-4.

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Technical award winners have been announced for presentations at last year’s AAPG International Conference and Exhibition in Perth, Australia.

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For the first time in over a decade, AAPG is returning to southern California for the 92nd Annual Convention and Exhibition, which will be held April 1-4 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

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What comes first – the geologist or the writer? For Susan Cummins Miller and Linda Jacobs, two geology mystery writers whose books will be offered in the AAPG Bookstore during the upcoming AAPG Annual Convention in Long Beach, Calif., the answer is: Yes.

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In the under-appreciated “The Two Jakes,” a 1990 film in part about the burgeoning oil deposits in the Los Angeles Basin circa 1940, we hear the line: ' ... you might think you know what's going on around here, but ... you don't.'

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Are you a student who’s anxious to have a good start in your petroleum career?

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Admittedly angry over Big Oil’s big profits the past couple of years, a host of elected officials in the nation’s capital recently cobbled together a package of onerous proposed legislation designed to strip the industry of tax breaks and to force it to increase royalty payments.

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For many outside the oil industry, the term scenic oil island may be something of an oxymoron, on the order of concerned banker or designer t-shirt.

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Lee Gerhard has a challenge for you: “Defend the sciences ... Do a better job of critical reading and analysis. Separate fact from agenda.”

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VG Abstract

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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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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VG Abstract

Hydraulic fracturing has been around for decades. This talk describes some of the first applications of the technology, how it developed over time, and our current understanding of its impacts with some discussion of both water and earthquake hazards.

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