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July 2008

On the cover: Talk about hot – shale plays continue to be a spark for the industry, and that has led to new activity in some relatively new exploration areas. The eastern United States? North Louisiana? North Dakota? All that, and more – which is what this issue of the EXPLORER examines with several stories, including one on the surprising Haynesville Shale play that’s represented by our cover shot of the Hudson 10-1 well.

Photo courtesy of Cubic Energy.

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President's Column:

Building Bridges For A New Energy Future

Director's Corner:

Budget Grows With New Programs

Division Column -- DPA:

Legislation Tracking Service Planned

Geophysical Corner:

Is the Future of Seismic Passive?

Washington Watch:

Alliances, Coalitions Build Strength

Regions and Sections:

Committees Seek Global Involvement


Invites Issued for ‘Public’ Partners

Officer candidates for the 2009-10 term have been announced by the AAPG Executive Committee.

Scott Tinker takes the reins as AAPG president, leading this year’s AAPG Executive Committee.

Round Two: The Coal vs. Gas battle continues, and the combatants come out swinging.

The AES Shady Point power plant provides more than just electricity to the surrounding economy.

Repulsion without a cause? A special forum at the AAPG International Conference and Exhibition in Cape Town will look at the possible reasons for the tragic Lusi mud volcano.

A compelling slate of forums and programs is taking shape for the AAPG International Conference and Exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa. Registration is now open!

Help Wanted: If you’re looking for an Employer or an Employee, AAPG's new Career Center is the place for you.

In case you missed the news, shale plays are hot right now – and a quick look at U.S. shale activity trends is a revealing, dramatic story.

What makes the Woodford shale play work? Hundreds of wells are about to be drilled to determine if the play is a bust or the next Barnett.

A brand new day: Louisiana's new Haynesville Shale play is being touted as the harbinger of what may open an untapped region to prolific gas production.

Second verse, same as the first: Headlines earlier this year proclaimed the Marcellus Shale as the year's most surprising play. Today the surprise is gone – but the play is getting hotter still.

Let's make a deal: Landowners sitting atop prospective properties have learned there's strength in numbers.

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