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APPEX 2002, a "must do" event that will be held this month in Houston, just got a little more attractive.

Cairo 2002: The program is set and final preparations are being made for Cairo 2002, AAPG's next international conference.

The annual global licensing report provides some clues.

And the country most favored by energy companies for new ventures is ... you'll have to read the results of an independent industry survey. (Hint: This is the third year in a row it has been ranked number one.)

Through the ages Egypt has been synonymous with riches -- and that tradition continues today, thanks in part its successes with oil and gas exploration.Where in the world are deals being offered?

Companies eyeing exploration in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska see prospects there as good to great, despite a scarcity of previous drilling there.

A global assessment of undiscovered conventional oil and gas resources has led to some surprising geologic insights regarding petroleum systems.

Independents are staking claims in places that used to be for the majors.


From the frozen tundra of Arctic regions to the sizzling deserts of Africa, the global hunt for oil and gas continues -- a pursuit we focus on in this month's annual International Developments issue of the EXPLORER. The smaller inset cover photo depicts seismic vehicles with special tracks for low-impact work on the North Slope,
Photo courtesy of Anadarko Petroleum
The main photo was snapped in Egypt, where success stories rule the day.
Photo courtesy of Apache Corp.

AAPG Taking Digits to the Next Step

Resources, Reserves Have Defining Moment
U.S. Land Use Hits Section's Spotlight (a topic to be covered at the Rocky Mountain Section Meeting in September)
O'Nesky, Weimers Honored With Grants


President's Column:
Agenda for 2002-03
Focuses on Issues
Business Side of Geology:
What Would Adam Smith Think?
Geophysical Corner:
What a Relief Shade Can Be
International Bulletin Board:
International Symposium on China Exploration

Divisions' Column: EMD
EMD Courses Are Ready to Go!
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