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September Explorer 2005Experts agree that exploring and doing business in today’s oil world demands innovative approaches to your work, whether it’s in looking at new areas for hydrocarbons or looking at old areas in a new way. This month’s EXPLORER takes a look at some of the innovative approaches and visions that already have surfaced – plus some hints at new potential. Cover photos include a view of drilling operations at the Coos Bay Basin in southwestern Oregon (top), plus some of the technology that is now available to everyone via the AmericaView program and network.
Photos courtesy of Torrent Energy (top) and the AmericaView Web site.


The Pacific Northwest – and especially Washington’s Columbia Basin – has tempted, challenged and tormented explorationists for years. So why should today be different?

Remote sensing is a tool only for big companies, you say? Meet AmericaView, now playing on a desktop computer near you.

The emergence of 3-D ground penetrating radar technology has the potential to drastically alter the traditional approach to fieldwork.


A little help from their friends: The Rockies have taken on an international feel this year, thanks to drilling demands that are outpacing equipment availability. China to the rescue?

You coulda’ been a contender: Before weighing in with your next prospect evaluation, consider a trip to the movies. Yes, it might help.

Saving private history: Some valuable core data from Panhandle oil booms and busts have a new home and a new lease on life.

Energy prices weren't the only thing up at the Paris International Conference and Exhibition. With near-record attendance and excellent technical sessions the 2005 Paris meeting soared.

Attendees at the AAPG Paris meeting remember and honor the life
of a leading Iraqi geologist.

Another acronym for your alphabet soup: RSS makes receiving your news really simple -- sweet!

Two of AAPG's members remembered: Bud Reid and Bob Megill

www.update -- the Web site became a medium through which members could assist members.

Three's the charm -- at least in some circles and the Winter Education Conference is no exception! New slate of 12 courses will be offered in February to train geologists in a one-stop opportunity.

STANDING ARTICLES:

President's Column: ‘Lights of a New Era’ Shine at Meetings
Looking Back: We Have Many Reasons to Be Thankful
Director's Corner: Plan Aims to Meet Areas of Need
Division Column -- EMD: Training Available
GIS Provides Information Edge
Geophysical Corner: Often Wrong, But Never in Doubt
Regions and Sections: Latin America Region
(formerly International Bulletin Board)

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