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On the cover: An Irish view of the Gulf of Mexico. Members of Repsol’s Gulf of Mexico exploration team recently spent four days in western and southwestern Ireland observing the “excellent analogs to our subsurface geology in the Gulf,” said Repsol senior exploration geologist for North America Claudio Bartolini – here specifically, a beautiful outcrop of the lateral basin margin of the Upper Pennsylvanian Ross Sandstone. The exposed section consists of sandstone, siltstone and mudstone. The field trip leader was AAPG member David Pyles, of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo. The importance of deepwater outcrops is evident in a new AAPG publication that will be released in a matter of weeks.

Photo by Claudio Bartolini

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STANDING ARTICLES:

President's Column:

Congressional Visits Proved Interesting

Director's Corner:

Summer Begins with DIscoveries

Division Column -- EMD:

Non-Traditional Interest Increasing
Interest in Geothermal Heats Up

Geophysical Corner:

Diving Into Gas Hydrate Systems

Washington Watch:

GEO-DC Summer Schedule Busy

Regions and Sections:

Elections Enter Online Voting Era

Foundation:

Digital Products Subscription Giving Growing

As promised the AAPG has completed revising the official Position Papers into statements with a new format.

Oh, that’s where they are – a valuable new Atlas of Deepwater Outcrops, years in the making, is about to be unveiled.

And starring … planet Earth! A groundbreaking TV series, “Faces of Earth,” shows how it was made, how it works and what it will look like in the future.

Back to school: AAPG’s Visiting Geoscientist Program is ready for another year of college and university activity.

A new study of oil and gas production in Colorado reveals the industry is a valuable contributor to Colorado's economy and E&P efforts have shifted to the western basins.

The reserves conference held during June in Washington, DC met its goal of reaching a diverse group of attendees to engage in high-level discussions with technical professionals who define and generate reserve estimates.

E&P Innovations

High tech, low costs: Innovations in surface geochemical technology are making the potential found in parts of the Paradox Basin a reality.

Ironic? CO2 tertiary recovery projects and sequestration research are stymied by the same problem: There isn’t enough CO2.

Looking for clues: Natural oil seeps are providing valuable information to explorers – especially in frontier areas – thanks to high resolution geochemical methods.

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