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ND Geological Survey hosts National Fossil Day event

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Geological Survey is hosting a National Fossil Day event Wednesday at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. The agency says members of the public may bring in possible fossils to be identified by paleontologists and geologists. Children also have the opportunity to make a plaster cast of a fossil to take home. Paleontologist ...

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Ohio grants permits for 17 more wells

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has granted permits for 17 more horizontal wells to be drilled across five counties in the eastern part of the state, according to a recent report by WOSU Public Media. The state permits will allow further development of the Utica shale formation. Youngstown State University geologist Jeffrey Dick commented on how bountiful the ...

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U.S. plan to explore for Atlantic oil assailed

James M. O’Neill | The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) The Obama administration took a big step Friday toward reopening the Atlantic coast to exploration for oil and gas _ a move that was attacked by environmentalists and political leaders in New Jersey. On Friday, the federal government approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor by ...

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Experts: Fracking has potential in California Valley


Reed Fujii | The Record (Stockton, Calif.) STOCKTON — Fracking, the practice of fracturing underground rock formations to tap previously unrecoverable troves of oil and natural gas, holds huge potential for the San Joaquin Valley, a panel of experts said Thursday. But that potential may still be years in the future, as fracking has proved less effective in California’s complex geology ...

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This Week’s Top Energy Jobs

CONOR O’SULLIVAN | Breaking Energy  The energy industry – oil & gas sector in particular – is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements over the short to medium term, which has been dubbed “The Great Shift Change.” As the industry prepares for this turnover, companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance, ...

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Geologist: Oil and education linked: Tour gives higher ed a glimpse of careers


By Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service TIOGA — North Dakota’s higher education leaders got a peek into the oil and gas industry Wednesday to better understand how to prepare workers. Oilfield geologist Kathy Neset of Tioga, who also serves on the state Board of Higher Education, invited board members, university system staff and campus presidents to tour several oilfield locations. Hess ...

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NASA Curiosity rover will wield its drill on Mars for the third time

By Amina Khan | The Los Angeles Times, Calif. Is third time the charm? NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is considering boring into the third rock ever drilled on the Red Planet, a sandstone that could potentially reveal a wealth of information about past life-friendly environments. The rover already did a little test-drilling Tuesday on the target rock known as “Windjana,” ...

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Petroleum geologist to present new evidence on human-induced earthquakes


A petroleum geologist who served on a committee studying how, when and where fluid injected underground can cause earthquakes will speak today on recent revelations about hydraulic fracturing and underground wastewater injections. Donald Clarke, a California-based petroleum geology consultant and professor at University of Southern California will deliver a talk titled, “Hydraulic Fracturing and Earthquakes: How Do We Move Forward ...

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