Explorer Division Column EMD

When considering the future of our industry, innovation and new technologies are always discussed. It might be splitting hairs but I believe that having a “view” toward the future could be more important.

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Explorer Foundation Update

Recently the AAPG Foundation received a generous bequest gift – in excess of $600,000 – from longtime member Frank Adler. It was completely unexpected.

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Explorer Division Column DPA

The Division members need to advance our knowledge about communications and data management in this new exploration world. New oil is found by new ideas and technologies and we need to know how best to serve our members.

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Explorer President’s Column

Explore all the new AAPG content and events in the New Year.

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Explorer Director’s Corner

In the middle of December we received sad news at headquarters: AAPG Honorary Member and leader R. Randy Ray had passed away after a quiet 15-month battle with cancer. He was 66 years old.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Can super basins save the planet? IHS Markit, the international industry analysis firm, estimates the world will need to replace production of more than 14.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent annually by the year 2040.

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Learn! Blog

Understanding the business side of oil and gas exploration and development is fundamental to success, especially in times of uncertainty and disruptive technologies. Welcome to an interview with Joe Dumesnil, Overland Oil and Gas. Joe will be speaking at the AAPG Annual Convention in the Special Session on the Business of Oil and Gas.

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Explorer ProTracks

With the shuttering of many Denver offices and an ever-looming specter of low priced oil it was refreshing to see a healthy mix of Young Professionals (YP’s) come out for the Rocky Mountain Section’s recent Happy Hour.

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Explorer Division Column DEG

Our industry, science and profession have been taking note of the importance of being prominent and proactive in assuring the public and other stakeholders that the energy extraction industry implements environmental stewardship in a manner equivalent to its skill and innovation in extracting the oil, gas and minerals that society needs.

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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.

Timothy Olaf Nesheim Timothy Olaf Nesheim President (2022-2023) ND Geological Survey 701-777-2460
Anna Sheldon Phelps Anna Sheldon Phelps Past President (2022-2023) SM Energy (303) 837-2484
Riley Brinkerhoff Riley Brinkerhoff President Elect (2022-2023) SM Energy
Brianna  Berg Brianna Berg Secretary Treasurer Elect (2022-2023) AIM GeoAnalytics 4059216649
Clayton  Schultz Clayton Schultz Secretary Treasurer (2022-2023) SM Energy

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