Explorer Article

The role of geology is fairly well-defined in conventional oil and gas plays, but emerging unconventional gas plays have muddied the waters.

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Explorer Article

Brian Maxted, one of his generation’s most successful oil finders, probed the past and future of exploration during his Michel T. Halbouty Lecture at this year’s AAPG Annual Meeting in Dallas.

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Explorer Article

The AAPG House of Delegates voted overwhelmingly to raise the ceiling for AAPG dues and handled other agenda matters in the shortest House meeting in recent memory at the Dallas Annual Meeting.

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Explorer Article

T. Boone Pickens joked that it took 25 years for him to be asked to speak at an AAPG annual meeting -- and when the opportunity finally arose the topic was water, not oil and gas.

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Explorer Article

The winners will receive their awards at the opening ceremony of next year's annual meeting in Calgary.

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Explorer Article

Independent geologists need to generate good ideas — but good ideas go only so far.

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Explorer Article

While the numbers attending may have been mildly below projections, the mood and the technical aspects of the AAPG Annual Meeting in Dallas exceeded expectations.

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Explorer Article

The Tucumcari, Estancia, Carrizozo and Vaughn basins are all in northeast and central New Mexico and all share a similar geology.

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Explorer Article

An exciting exploration play — based on a new interpretation and good ol' geologic detective work -- is gathering momentum in the Tucumcari Basin of eastern New Mexico.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

There's nothing closer to a rockhound's heart than the historically edifying field trip, where legions of geologists spend days scurrying up and down the outcrop with rock hammer, hand lens and notebook in hand.

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Workshop
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Tuesday, 21 February Wednesday, 22 February 2023, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

This workshop will be held Feb 21-22 in Oklahoma City, and will bring together industry practitioners, government and state agencies, nonprofit and academic institutions in a first of its kind event that will spark new ideas, motivate interdisciplinary and multi institutional collaboration and support the establishment of best practices for cleaning up and repurposing wells across the nation.

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Jerry Hickman Jerry L. Hickman President (2022-2023) JLH Geophysical Services (512) 751-7527
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No Image Sandra Elliott Vice President (2022-2023) SM Energy (432) 935-2075
Paul H. Pause Paul H. Pausé Past President(2022-2023) Independent (432) 664-4938
No Image Mark N. Varhaug Secretary (2022-2023) Beacon Hill Energy (214) 549-0456
No Image Stephen Denham Treasurer (2022-2023) Colgate Energy (405) 921-1587
Nicolas Brisette Nicolas Brissette Advisory Counselor (2022-2023) MDC Texas Energy (940) 256-3305

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