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On the cover: Synergy in the energy industry is on display at the Beatrice Field in Scotland’s Moray Firth, where two 87-meter tall wind turbines supply – on a really windy day – more than 80 percent of the daily power needs for oil production operations. Talisman Energy’s Beatrice Wind Farm Demonstrator Project is the world’s first deepwater wind farm, but it soon may have company: The next UK North Sea licensing round is for wind energy development.

Image courtesy of Talisman Energy

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President's Column:

AAPG's Diversity Noted on Visits

Director's Corner:

Communication Vital on Many Levels

Division Column -- EMD:

‘Unprecedented’ number of sessions
EMD Set for San Antonio Meeting

Geophysical Corner:

Going Super-Deep with P-P, P-SV Data

Washington Watch:

GEO-DC Presence Being Felt in D.C.

Regions and Sections:



Foundation Gifts Support Programs

Election to Open March 4 for AAPG Officers

Save Money by Registering Today for San Antonio Meeting

House of Delegates to Consider Change to Bylaws

Everyone knows it’s windy … especially in the North Sea. But technology is being used there to convert wind power into the energy that keeps power on and oil production flowing from offshore rigs.

Something to talk about: How do you respond when someone asks why oil prices are what they are? Some experts offer some words of advice.

A helping hand: Geologist Tako Koning spent most of his career finding oil in Africa, but in retirement he’s finding something in Angola that might be even more important – a chance for people there to beat drought and disease.

What’s lighter than air and quietly vanishing before our eyes? If you said helium, you may also know that the hunt for its presence may be New Mexico’s next hot play.

Sudden impact: Can meteor-caused craters be the key to finding new oil and gas reservoirs?

Minipermeameter gives field data and recognition for innovative technology to AAPG member Cynthia Dinwiddie.

Just how valuable is the Gulf of Mexico? Valuable enough for one group to start an initiative to ensure its protection – from both natural and man-made threats.

Making the grade: A middle school earth sciences teacher from Parker, Colo., is this year’s AAPG Teacher of theYear.

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