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What's in a name? Welcome to the sometime-wistful, sometime-wacky world of geologic nomenclature.

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My commute to the office from my house in Houston takes 30-45 minutes to travel five miles during rush hour traffic. As I sat in 'gridlock' recently, I recalled a very interesting conversation with Bob (not his real name) whom I met on the North Slope of Alaska at Kupark Field (adjacent to Prudhoe Bay).

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December 7, 1941 is a day that lives in infamy. But January 29, 1969 is another date that was made infamous, due to the Santa Barbara Channel oil spill that changed the course of exploration history.

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Fighting the 'good fight' ... this geologist helps the environmentally conscious understand her job.

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Is it possible for an oil company to survive — and even thrive — in a place where people don't like the oil industry? Before answering, consider the case of California-based Venoco.

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Technical training center offers a place for geoscientists to brush up their computer skills.

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Outcrops in Spain that may hold secrets to understanding deepwater reservoirs are providing new clues to scientists, thanks largely to new 3-D laser technologies.

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Access to public lands for natural resources development continues to be a hot-button topic for much of the United States — but in the Rocky Mountains, it is becoming a “battleground.”

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Rock Star? Norm Hyne's teaching gives a new meaning to the phrase.

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While the technology to drill a horizontal well has been with us a long time, asset teams now have the background to consider the geology in planning to maximize the reservoir.

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