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On the cover: The technique is called passive seismic, but there’s nothing very passive about the technological advances that are setting the pace for the geophysical industry these days – part of the industry and activity snapshot covered by our annual Seismic Issue. The cover shot of technicians testing broadband receiver stations in the Swiss Alps is a reminder that no corner of the earth is too remote for exploration potential.

Photo courtesy of Spectraseis

PDF of this Issue (64 pages, 13.89 Mb)


President's Column:

Destination Worthy; Journey Priceless

Director's Corner:

Politics, Science Processes Different

Division Column -- DEG:

Division Passes 15-Year Mark
DEG Planning for San Antonio

Geophysical Corner:

Reflections on Class Two Reservoirs

Washington Watch:

‘Hard Working’ Congress Eyes CCS

Regions and Sections:

Best Practices Make Best Meetings


New Named Grant Established

Officer election results

Weather or not: Members now have a forum on the AAPG Web site to address global climate change.

Matson, Braunstein winners announced from the Long Beach meeting in April.

Tough love? Tight sands, shale gas and coalbed methane are among the darlings of today’s exploration world, but each of these unconventional reservoirs demand – and are getting – technology that is equal to their complexity.

Map quest: An AAPG member has a dream of making U.S. Geological Survey Time and Terrain Maps – and other geological samples – available to elementary and junior high schools everywhere.

No surprise here: a survey of upstream U.S. energy companies divulges (drum-roll, please) concern over the uncertainty of commodity prices.

EMD election for 2007-08 officers completed. Here are the results.

Rocky Mountain Roundup How good can it get? Officials in the seismic industry are enjoying today – even as they guess about tomorrow.

Sweet and low: Passive seismic techniques using low frequency ambient waves are making a lot of noise in geophysical circles.

Offshore trial commenses to determine the applicability of direct hydrocarbon indicator (DHI) technology as a means to confirm prospects in the marine envirnoment.

Here’s a good idea – technological innovations are helping seismic crews operate in diverse and challenging locales.

What do Mustang Island and Uganda’s Lake Albert have in common? If you said a shared acquisition strategy, you win.

Mmmm, good! Quality seismic cables aren’t desired only by geophysical crews – critters find them tasty, too.

Cutting costs, not quality: A look at the use of low-fold 3-D seismic programs in Montana.

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