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April 2008

On the cover: A familiar, classic angular unconformity at the mouth of Utah’s Salina Canyon in central Utah’s Sevier County, showing Jurassic Twist Gulf formation steeply tilted to overturned on the east flank of the Sanpete-Sevier Valley anticline, which developed in the Late Cretaceous by eastward compression of the Sevier thrust belt – an example of the complex geology that is challenging explorationists yet promising so much potential in this booming region.

Photo by Grant C. Willis of the Utah Geological Survey.

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President's Column:

’07-08 Was a Tenure Of Advancing Goals

Director's Corner:

Campaign Moves to ‘Public Phase’

Division Column -- DEG:

Ugly Is In the Eye of the Beholder

Geophysical Corner:

Questions? VSP May Have Answers

Washington Watch:

Nagging Biofuel Issues Linger

Regions and Sections:

OU Leads Long List of IBA Winners


Foundation Update

Your voice has been heard: AAPG officers for the coming year have been elected.

It’s a gift: The AAPG Foundation has announced a $9.4 million donation from geologist, businessman and entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens.

An AAPG Foundation initiative, once an intentional “quiet campaign,” is now a public effort to “invest in the future.”

Mass communications: If you’ve never scanned one of the growing number of geoblog Web sites, consider yourself behind the curve. And if you’ve never heard of geoblogs, here’s a suggestion: Start now.

The House of Delegates meeting in San Antonio was a smooth success, but not without a little controversy on the side.

In this corner, natural gas. In this corner, coal. No need to tell them to come out swinging – the battle to be the fuel of the future has begun. .

The Imperial Barrel Awards Want YOU-- or more specifically, your datasets.

San Antonio 2008

“Go West, young man …” and women, too, because there seems to be plenty of work for everyone: The Rocky Mountains beckon to oil and gas players like never before.

A beautiful enigma: The geological complexity of central Utah may intimidate some, but for many it projects a powerful potential.

Unexpected treasures: The Bakken shale in Montana and North Dakota may one day be the Big Daddy of all shale plays. .

The recent USGS assessment of the Bakken formation's potential has put a smile on many a face in the industry.

What’s good for the Gulf is good for the mountains, too: 3-D seismic acquisition is proving its value in the rugged Rocky Mountains. .

2008 Annual Conference and Exhibition Review:

San Antonio 2008

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