industry's and profession's spectacular heritage will be examined
and celebrated this month as the AAPG
gets under way in Houston.
is fine, but one exploration company decided to reject status
quo thinking and conventional wisdom. The result: Crazy
An executive session will look at the risks, rewards and obstacles
involved -- from a variety of perspectives -- in bringing deepwater
finds on line.
Forum: learn more about
current efforts to put a national energy policy in place and perhaps
help shape the debate.
of the world from space offer a new view worth looking at!
Geologists discuss the exploration potential of impact
during the opening session to include 31 honorees.
of understanding seeps into the halls of Congress where significant
funding issues for future research and development hang in the balance.
reality of Canada:
Competing head-to-head with the best
opportunities available worldwide, Canadian exploration plays have
attracted the attention of American E&P companies.
Forum: As the new century
gains momentum, the industry pace quickens. This dynamic has impacted
the way business is done today.
spoon feeding from this teacher but creativity and seeking their
own answers lead to a great learning experience.
at the meeting: Texas
U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, a leader in the U.S. congressional
effort to pass a comprehensive national energy policy, will speak
at the All-Convention Luncheon in Houston.
brilliant career: James
Lee Wilson, a world-class paleontologist,
stratigrapher, sedimentologist and educator, reflects on it all
as this year's winner of the Sidney Powers Memorial Medal.
seems to agree that fuel
cells are going to revolutionize
our lives. The big question is: When?
of the shadows and into the light, author Simon Winchester discusses
his new book that highlights William "Strata" Smith's
contribution to geology.
Voices raised to fight the removal of geology from education curriculum
of state schools.
of Delegates meeting
includes COCBAP 2, resolution issues, rules and procedures changes,
officer nominations, and awards.
annual meeting cover (click to enlarge),
like our annual meeting, celebrates the profession's
heritage while recognizing the future's potential. The central image
is the drilling operation at Crazy Horse, the historic Gulf of Mexico
discovery that is a centerpiece not only of the annual meeting but
also of the industry and the profession. Photo courtesy of BP. Other
photos courtesy of AAPG, D.E. Winchester/U.S. Geological Survey,
Wesley K. Wallace, NASA, Western Geophysical and Don Burch.
Ideas, Innovations And Camaraderie
Sonic Logs Need Troubleshooting
SIDE OF GEOLOGY:
It Takes Money to Make Money