Natural Resources Research



The inevitable increase in demand and continuing depletion of accessible oil and gas resources during the 21st century will cause greater dependence on energy minerals such as coal, uranium, and unconventional sources of oil and natural gas to satisfy our increasing energy needs. The Energy Minerals Division (EMD) of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) is a membership-based technical interest group with goals to: (1) advance the science of geology, especially as it relates to exploration, discovery, and production of mineral resources and subsurface gas and liquids (other than conventional oil and gas) for energy-related purposes; (2) foster the spirit of scientific research; (3) disseminate information related to the geology of energy minerals and the associated technology of energy mineral resources extraction; and (4) advance the professional wellbeing of its members. This article contains a brief summary of some of the 2006 annual committee reports presented to the EMD Leadership. These reports are available to the EMD Membership at This collection of short reports is presented here by the EMD as a service to the general geologic community and to simulate interest in the focus technical areas of EMD.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Introduction
Series title Natural Resources Research
DOI 10.1007/s11053-007-9048-3
Volume 16
Issue 3
Year Published 2007
Language English
Publisher Springer
Description 2 p.
First page 243
Last page 244
Public Comments This publication is a section in a larger report, Unconventional Energy Resources and Geospatial Information: 2006 Review, which occupies pages 243-261 of volume 16, issue 3 of Natural Resources Research journal.
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