Explorer Regions and Sections

Drawing about 500 geologists from 32 countries, the St. Petersburg meeting in July was far more international than regional in attendance.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Emphasis Article

It's mid-August in the land of the midnight sun. High above the Arctic Circle, barges laden with seismic and drilling equipment are moving northwards, navigating the myriad of channels that comprise the Mackenzie River.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Emphasis Article

Deep water off the Congo successes credited to 3D seismic studies.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Geophysical Corner

Borehole seismic methods have been used since the beginning of exploration seismology. Check shot surveys were used to obtain travel times and interval velocities, and 2-D VSPs (Vertical Seismic Profiles) and 2-D high-resolution crosswell data also have been recorded.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Article

The proposed Lease Sale 181 in the eastern Gulf of Mexico -- the area's first since 1988 -- is facing a big political showdown that goes all the way to the Oval Office.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Article

Coalbed methane has become an increasingly important part of America's energy picture over the past two decades, with an estimated 669 trillion cubic feet of CBM in place in the lower 48 states.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Article

Natural gas industry studies project that United States gas consumption will increase in the early years of this century by up to 50 percent from the current 22 trillion cubic feet to in excess of 33 trillion cubic feet by 2015.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Geophysical Corner

The storage field geologist, while worrying about such things as spill points and thief zones, is primarily concerned with “location, location, location.”

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Article

Read ten reasons to visit www.sjgs.com, the Web site of the San Joaquin Geological Society (SJGS) in Bakersfield, California.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Emphasis Article

Domestic oil and gas finders are attracted to international turf for any number of reasons -- the lure of the big find, the challenges inherent in uncharted territory. Indeed, it can be a heady experience.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Open Rank Professor - Geology/Subsurface Energy Systems

The Department of Geology & Geography at West Virginia University invites applications for an open-rank, tenured or tenure-track faculty position in Geology with a specialization in subsurface energy systems starting August 11, 2023. This is a 9-month, full-time position with full benefits. Candidates with research applications to sustainability challenges of the 21st century, and candidates whose research and scholarship support WVU’s land-grant mission are encouraged to apply.

Director, Energy and Minerals Group (Principal Research Scientist, Geology)

The Illinois State Geological Survey is seeking to hire a Director, Energy and Minerals Group (Principal Research Scientist, Geology) to provide leadership, clear scientific vision, and direction to the sub-disciplines and staff members who comprise the Energy and Minerals Group, facilitate coordination, communication, and teamwork throughout the Survey, PRI, and with other components of the University.

Plamen Nikolov Ganev Plamen Nikolov Ganev President (2022-2023) Accenture Strategy (310) 726-2067
Vaughn Grant Thompson Vaughn Grant Thompson Past President (2022-2023) Carbon California 805-794-0070
Kristy Hanley Whitaker Kristy Hanley Whitaker President Elect (2022-2023) Berry Corporation 6616163967
Stephen Anthony Reid Stephen Anthony Reid Editor-in-Chief (2021-2023) Geological Consultant (661) 303-7817
Lisa Ann Alpert Lisa Ann Alpert Treasurer (2022-2023) Aera Energy LLC 661-665-5557
Megan Ruth Mortimer-Lamb Megan Ruth Mortimer-Lamb Treasurer Elect (2022-2023) Aera Energy LLC

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