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Pervasive deformation band arrays delay water breakthrough and enhance sweep when the contrast of permeability between them and the host rock is at least of three orders of magnitude, resulting in larger final produced volumes and higher total recovery.
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Brines currently being produced in the East Poplar and Northwest Poplar oil fields, Williston Basin, Montana, are of two chemically and isotopically distinct types. The solute chemistry and Sr composition of group I brines are similar to those that contaminated the groundwater.
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As these are challenging times in our industry, we understand the need to be strategic and judicious with your company’s marketing and sponsorship investments. Secure your sponsorships now for ACE 2017 and choose the mix of items, events and activities that align with the specific marketing goals of your business.

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Explorer Article

 

In 2010, in the town of Snowmass, Colo., while working on a reservoir, a bulldozer operator discovered uncovered fossil bones that turned out to belong to a young female mammoth. When all was said and done, more than 5,400 bones of mammoths, mastodons and other ice age animals were discovered at the site.

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Explorer Emphasis

 

In the past few years, a wave of schools geared to training students in science and mathematics in the hope of creating the next generation of oil and gas professionals have popped up in several oil-producing states.

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Explorer President’s Column

 

September is the practical beginning of the year – for many in North America, at least: the beginning of the school year for those with school-aged children, the beginning of the program year for many affiliated societies and the beginning of many AAPG-related events.

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Explorer ProTracks

 

The Pacific Section’s Young Professionals Special Interest Group is working to be more involved and active in the wake of the current industry environment.

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Learn! Blog

 

A drone-generated map can translate to a million-dollar cost saving, or new fields or offsets with millions of dollars of new revenue. It's a great ROI, and the potential is just now beginning to be explored. For example, high-definition digital images can, depending on the sensors used, result in maps that show previously undetected structures and also surface geochemical anomalies, such as oil and gas micro-seeps or haloes. Welcome to an interview with Jason Pedersen, Space City Drones (https://www.spacecitydrones.com/), who discusses the new equipment, techniques, and opportunities with drones.

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You may not be aware that there was a super-Greenhouse environment during the Cretaceous, and that there were super-storms associated with it, and that analyzing the sediments deposited during that time can provide insight into the potential warming of climates, and also the cross-shelf transport of sediments. That is just one of many fascinating new areas of research that looks at data through new lenses, and with new analytical techniques. Welcome to an interview with Lesli J. Wood, Weimer Distinguished Chair and Professor in Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology, Colorado School of Mines.

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wwwUpdate Blog

 

Do you have a geographic information systems (GIS) map product you'd like to share? Reserve your display space at the Pacific and Rocky Mountain Sections joint meeting map gallery in Las Vegas, Oct. 2-5.

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Grand Junction Colorado United States 28 September, 2016 05 October, 2016 86
 
Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
28 September - 5 October 2016

Participants will learn through the use of spectacular outcrops, subsurface datasets, and stratigraphic modeling how these systems tracts and key surfaces (flooding surfaces and sequence boundaries) may be recognized.

Las Vegas Nevada United States 02 October, 2016 05 October, 2016 14322
 
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2-5 October 2016

Save the Date for the joint AAPG Rocky Mountain Section-AAPG Pacific Section Meeting. Watch the website for details to come. 

Santa Fe New Mexico United States 16 October, 2016 19 October, 2016 24320
 
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
16-19 October 2016

The purpose of this conference is to foster the free exchange of new ideas among leading experts from industry, academia, and government on the controls and impacts of inorganic and organic diagenesis on mudstone hydrocarbon generation, reservoir properties and seal quality.

Houston Texas United States 01 April, 2017 01 April, 2017 33585
 
Houston, Texas, United States
1 April 2017

Houston Texas United States 02 April, 2017 02 April, 2017 33586
 
Houston, Texas, United States
2 April 2017

Billings Montana United States 25 June, 2017 28 June, 2017 14323
 
Billings, Montana, United States
25-28 June 2017

Save the date for the 2017 AAPG Rocky Mountain Section Meeting to be held in Billings, Montana. Watch the website for details to come. 

Casper Wyoming United States 18 August, 2017 22 August, 2017 33928
 
Casper, Wyoming, United States
18-22 August 2017

The primary goal of the AAPG Astrogeology Committee is to emphasize the use of geosciences in the development of off-world exploration energy and other natural resources for development in the foreseeable future. This is under the guidance and input provided by previous NASA geologist astronauts, Dr. Harrison “Jack” Schmitt and Dr. James “Jim” Reilly and by industry professionals.

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