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February 2006Seismic industry officials from around the world are singing the same song these days -- the times in their world today are hot. And one of the hottest places for new exploration is Libya, a country that was off the industry's radar screen for decades but now has open doors.
Other regions of the world are getting their fair share of activity, too, as per the EXPLORER's annual look at the seismic industry.
Cover photo of seismic operations in Libya courtesy of BGP International.
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Emails have been sent. Ballots have been mailed. Save some postage and vote online for the AAPG officer candidates.

The 2006 Annual Convention and Exhibition is fast approaching so beat the rush and save some money by registering now.

The AAPG House of Delegates will vote on new officers and important proposals at its upcoming meeting in Houston.

Here, there and everywhere: No matter where you look, this is a period of hot activity for the seismic industry.

Demand for seismic crews is on the rise as geophysical activity increases in all regions.

For decades -- and for many reasons -- Libya was off the exploration map, but that's changed. Today this country with the Mediterranean climate couldn't be hotter.

Going deeper: All-azimuth illumination using ocean bottom seismic is another step in the ongoing effort to acquire better data in the Gulf of Mexico.

They're back: The New Orleans Geological Society meets again, for the first time since Katrina.

We all know about the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. But do you know about the heroic rescue efforts made in New Orleans by AAPG member Al DuVernay?

A sign of the times: The annual NAPE gathering in Houston was HUGE.


President's Column: AAPG at the Crossroads Part II: Choosing the Path
Director's Corner: Houston: All Systems are Go
Division Column -- DEG: Houston Program of Broad Interest DEG Topics Cover a Lot of Territory
Geophysical Corner: Technology Can Avoid the Fizzles
Washington Watch: Budget, Legislative Issues Loom
Regions and Sections: Southwest Section

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