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On the cover: Outstanding exposures in Nova Scotia of the Late Triassic Blomidon formation revealing numerous first, second and third order surfaces -- an outcrop that is important when it comes to better understanding Atlantic conjugate margins, and a site that will be visited during an upcoming conference in Halifax. See one of several stories in this issue that offer a look at exploration activities around the world.

Image courtesy of Gela Crane

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President's Column:

Students Embracing 'Barrel' Challenges

Director's Corner:

Work Force Is a Major Concern

Division Column -- DPA:

Sharing geology stories can have impact
Pathways to Profession Have Tales

Geophysical Corner:

Rocks-Physics Theory a Help

Washington Watch:

Curtiss Assumes Reins at GEO-DC

Regions and Sections:

Aberdeen Team Offers Winning Tips


Contributors Top $1.6 Million in Gifts

Officer candidate slate remains available for online review.

There are now three levels of dues and the statements coming your way will reflect a new regime.

San Antonio announcement reveals details for upcoming annual meeting including registration and hotel forms.

E&P Innovations

A year to remember: Here’s a look at the important discoveries that made global “hit” parade in 2007.

The best of the best: Petrobras and partners scored big headlines and a potentially exciting future last year with the big discovery at the Tupi Field.

Will Brazil join OPEC now that Petrobras' oil production potential has grown?

Nova Scotia and Morocco – separated by an ocean, but joined by common geologic past – are the focus of an important conference on conjugate margins.

Angola is rising to the top of the list of Africa’s hot spots, as demonstrated by the buzz surrounding a recent AAPG-endorsed conference.

The medium is still the message: Effectively communicating the industry’s “message” has required companies to rethink – and repackage – their public image.

This is not your father’s old career: The number of women geoscientists – and their impact – continues to grow and transform the industry in the 21st century.

A curve in the road: Everyone knows about King Hubbert’s controversial “Hubbert’s Curve,” but what do you know about the man?

The reel thing: Filmmakers with a love of geology and connections to the oil industry are helping to show that the earth has star quality.

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