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August 2008

On the cover: San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, a tiny island on the northern coast of Spain, provides many opportunties for inspiration; AAPG member Claudio Bartolini saw this and thought ... Mexican exploration?

Photo courtesy of Bartolini.

PDF of this Issue (72 pages, 50.11 Mb)


President's Column:

When Questioned, Take It Personally

Director's Corner:

Goal Set to Expand DL Programs

Division Column -- EMD:

Special ‘EMD Day’ Set in Cape Town

Geophysical Corner:

Getting Under Surface Challenges

Washington Watch:

SEC, ‘Use It or Lose It’ Tops Agenda

Regions and Sections:

Retention of ‘GeoWomen’ a Concern


2,432 Donated to Foundation

Get informed: Information about AAPG officer candidates for the 2009-10 term will soon be available online

A team effort: A special research consortium has been formed to better understand the geology and potential of the Bakken Shale.

Commentary: As questions from the government and the public about drilling, gas prices, alternative fuels, and other energy-related issues abound, AAPG President Scott Tinker presents his top ten energy myths and realities.

AAPG will make major inroads into a new region as a co-organizer of the upcoming GEO-India 2008.

Going, going... The deadline to receive a reduced rate for the AAPG International Conference and Exhibition in Cape Town is fast approaching.

Indonesia's under-explored deepwater basins could breathe new production life into a declining player.

Good idea: How can companies foster innovation in their own organizations?

Shell changes up the game by looking outside the company for innovations and suggestions.

Out of Africa: Uganda’s Albert Basin as well as other plays in the East Africa rift valley provides a demanding setting for frontier exploration.

A story to be shared: U.S. geologists may know all about the Fayetteville Shale, but the innovations that have helped bring success there are getting a global spotlight.

Success stories may abound, but a lot of innovative thought already has been required for the complex Woodford Shale play in Oklahoma’s Arkoma Basin.

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