AAPG Candidate Forum
Vice President responses
Brenda K. Cunningham and Ronald A. Nelson respond to their invitations to serve as vice president for AAPG.
Shrinking Markets, New Concerns
Spec Data Faces Market Challenge
The industry's latest round of merger mania is either a great deal or a great disaster. Client bases dwindle and speculative data presents a particular challenge.
An Environmental Cliffhanger
No Seismic 'Footprints' Left Behind
A fragile and beautiful environment waits to be defined by seismic data ... and crews not only trimmed costs but left no marks on the environment.
AAPG Author, Speaker Gives Counsel
Expert Advice: Let the Data Speak
Expert reservoir geophysicist Alistair Brown discusses 3-D seismic as the first-ever joint AAPG/Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Distinguished Lecturer.
Vector Wavefield Seismic Evolves
3-D vector wavefield seismic: A technology that researchers at the University of Texas in Austin hope will be the next 3-D in the evolution of seismic technology.
Partnering Becomes Common
Contractors Getting In On the Deal
Dramatic changes over the past 20 years have led to creative approaches to the seismic industry -- not all of which have been accepted wholeheartedly.
A Hot , Spicy Island
Geology Spices Avery Island
Avery Island sits atop the highest of five salt domes in southern Louisiana. Tourists not only find wildlife and beautiful scenery but salt, Tabasco® Sauce and a producing oil and gas field.
Change Set for New Orleans
Deal Room Now Prospect Marketplace
Several changes or updates to traditional offerings at the AAPG's annual meeting are highlighted. The Prospect and Property Marketplace, in a prime location, will offer a market for drilling projects to producing and exploration properties.
INTERNATIONAL BULLETIN BOARD
Inaugural regional meeting in Istanbul
Rescheduling, earthquake do not stop this inaugural retional international meeting to be launched in Istanbul.
GEOPHYSICAL CORNER ...
Mother Nature's a Sly Operator
The phenomenon of paleo-OWCs may be more widespread than previously thought and could, in fact, be responsible for some previously unexplained exploration failures.
A QUESTION OF ETHICS ...
'Higher Purpose' Can Override Confidences; Disclosure Rules Not Absolute
Is it ever ethical to divulge information understood to be confidential for a personally perceived "higher" purpose?
BUSINESS SIDE OF GEOLOGY ...
Value? Depends on the Venue
Each year properties are sold for more than they are worth, and replaced with properties for less than their real worth. Is this a great business, or what? So is property being valued too low? Too high? Or are we dealing with a large population of fools?
Fight Down-sizing Side Effect
Assure Ideas, Creativity Prevail
It is impossible to measure the loss of innovative ideas that has taken place because of the "side effects" of downsizing within the industry. Fear and competitiveness lead to people unwilling to venture "different" or incomplete ideas and stifle creativity.