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An Introduction to the EMD Presented by Jeffrey R. Levine Southwest Section Councilor April 22, 2007 AAPG Southwest Section Meeting Wichita Falls, Texas.

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1 An Introduction to the EMD Presented by Jeffrey R. Levine Southwest Section Councilor April 22, 2007 AAPG Southwest Section Meeting Wichita Falls, Texas Presented by Jeffrey R. Levine Southwest Section Councilor April 22, 2007 AAPG Southwest Section Meeting Wichita Falls, Texas

2 1977 EMD Founded Yom Kippur War Oil Embargo Iranian Revolution Gulf War II Gulf War I The Oil Bust of Price Controls

3 GEO- THERMAL TAR SANDS GEO- SPATIAL INFORMATION GAS SHALE COAL COALBED METHANE ENERGY ECONOMICS URANIUM GAS HYDRATES OIL SHALE EMD AAPGs home for… …new energy technologies

4 EMD Mission Statement To advance the science and technology of energy minerals in an environmentally safe manner To advance the science and technology of energy minerals in an environmentally safe manner Coal Uranium Oil Shale Tar Sands Coalbed Methane Gas Shales Gas Hydrates Geothermal Energy Economics Geospatial Info Designated technical areas:

5 EMD Executive Committee PresidentWilliam Ambrose President-electDoug Patchen Vice PresidentJack Pashin SecretaryBetsy Campen TreasurerDave Newell PresidentWilliam Ambrose President-electDoug Patchen Vice PresidentJack Pashin SecretaryBetsy Campen TreasurerDave Newell

6 Membership and Budget 1,331 Members Balance, end of Q2 FY 2007: $166,611 Publication Sales, end of Q2 FY 2007: $1,863 ($1,485 from Coal Atlas) 1,331 Members Balance, end of Q2 FY 2007: $166,611 Publication Sales, end of Q2 FY 2007: $1,863 ($1,485 from Coal Atlas)

7 Benefits of EMD Membership

8 EMD at the 2007 Annual Meeting, Long Beach Oral Sessions: Heavy Oil Provinces of the World Co-Chairs: F. Hein and A. ReedHeavy Oil Provinces of the World Alternative Energy Sources: Promises and Pitfalls Co-Chairs: H. H. Schmitt and W. AmbroseAlternative Energy Sources: Promises and Pitfalls Shale Gas Co-Chairs: W. S. Coffey and D. JarvieShale Gas Poster Sessions: Coal: Energy Source, C0 2 Sink, Paleoenvironmental Archive Co-Chairs: W. B. Ayers, Jr and J. C. PashinCoal: Energy Source, C0 2 Sink, Paleoenvironmental Archive Shale Gas Co-Chairs: W. S. Coffey and D. JarvieShale Gas Alternative Energy Sources: Promises and Pitfalls Co-Chairs: H. H. Schmitt and W. AmbroseAlternative Energy Sources: Promises and Pitfall Heavy Oil Provinces of the World Co-Chairs: F. Hein and A. ReedHeavy Oil Provinces of the World Astrogeology Co-Chairs: J. Schieber and K. EdgettAstrogeology

9 EMD Publications Atlas of Coal Geology AAPG Studies in Geology, No. 45 by Alexander R. Papp, James C. Hower, and Douglas C. Peters Geology in Coal Resource Utilization by Douglas C. Peters Sequence Stratigraphy, Paleoclimate, and Tectonics of Coal-Bearing Strata AAPG Studies in Geology, No. 51 by Jack C. Pashin and Robert A. Gastaldo Unconventional Energy Resources of North America AAPG Poster by John R. Dyni Discounts for EMD Members!

10 Visit us at: Screen Capture of the Members Only Area of EMD Web Site

11 Sponsored Activities at Sectional Meetings Sponsored Activities at Sectional Meetings Energy Mineral Reports Updates on Meetings of Local Societies References & Web Links on EMD Commodities More EMD Member Privileges!

12 Come Join Us!


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