there more petroleum potential in Nevada than previously thought?
Geologist Alan Chamberlain is among those who think so. His inset
cover photo of Nevada, showing sandstone on breccia, is looking
to the west from the Monte Mountain thrust sheet in the Pahranagat
Range. The faint road in the upper left corner is the main service
road into the secret Air Force Area 51 at Groom Lake. Commercial
oil seeps on the flanks of thrust duplexes, sealed in by a blanket
of Tertiary volcanic rocks, have produced approximately 50 million
barrels of oil in Nevada. However, he believes conventional theories
about the state have precluded exploration of thrust duplexes from
where the oil remigrated, and that Nevada's thrust duplexes likely
contain billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of
Image of Railroad Valley, Nevada, courtesy of Chamberlain.
2003 Lawrence W. Funkhouser,
a longtime leader of both industry and AAPG, heads the list of AAPG
honors and awards winners.
or Bust? A
host of statistics indicates
the petroleum industry is experiencing the best times in the past
15 years. But if this is an oil and gas boom, why doesn't it FEEL
like a boom?
A geologist makes the case for the unrecognized petroleum potential
Conference and Exhibition in Barcelona proves to be a spectacular
first Distinguished Lecturer of
ethics offers this word of advice: If you wait to teach a person
ethics when they're in college, you've waited too long.
Yusak Setiawan's record
be topped? AAPG's new membership drive contest gives all members
a chance to help AAPG, their local societies and themselves by recruiting
Candidates: Kay L. Pitts
and F. Pierce Pratt, candidates for treasurer of AAPG, present their
bios and explain why they accepted the invitation to be candidates
for AAPG office.
Business Side of Geology:
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