Explorer Article

In order to foster both excitement and pride in the work being done in geology departments on university and college campuses, the annual student chapter video contest has become a way for these student organizations to highlight their commitment to geology.
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The proposal to make AAPG’s Elected Editor position an appointed one failed to receive the two-thirds majority it needed to be put into effect.
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Explorer Division Column DEG

“Don’t you care about the environment?” DEG’s founder and first president – and an AAPG past president and legend – Bruno Hanson directly challenged me with that question.
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Explorer Emphasis

After the city of Denton, Texas, in the Barnett Shale voted to ban hydraulic fracturing last November, the Texas legislature shifted into high gear to ensure no other Texas town would follow Denton’s renegade move.
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Explorer Foundation Update

Foundation members and friends had a plethora of ways to mingle and reconnect with friends at the 2015 Annual Convention and Exhibition in Denver, at business meetings, receptions and in its own lounge area in the AAPG Center.
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Explorer Geophysical Corner

The key elements for shale resource evaluation are the mineral content – such as clay, quartz and calcite – the total organic carbon (TOC) content, the brittleness and some mechanical properties of the shale rocks. Geomechanical studies are necessary both for understanding wellbore environment stability and also interpreting well log data, by estimating the mechanical properties of the subsurface.
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Explorer Historical Highlight

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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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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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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