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The Society of Organic Petrology (TSOP) Annual Meeting, Beijing, China

Tim Moore of Cipher, was recently in Beijing presenting a paper* at the annual meeting of The Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP). The society is one of only two internationally recognized organizations dedicated to understanding coal and organic rich rocks and petroleum (the other organization being the International Committee on Coal and Organic Petrology [ICCP]).  […]

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Dinner and Dialog

While attending the International Geological Congress (IGC) in Brisbane in early August, I and my partner Aretha and son Micah stayed at my good friend and colleague Joan Esterle’s house. Joan is a professor at University of Queensland and notably (to myself and Aretha) is the godmother to Micah. Also staying at Joan’s house were […]

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Talks at the International Geological Congress

The International Geological Congress (IGC) was held in Brisbane from 5 to 10 August and there were lots of sessions on coal and energy. The IGC is held every four years and takes the flavor of the city and host country. Without a doubt the mining culture of Australia permeated the congress with the end […]

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Desorption Testing

Chris Nelson was recently in Jakarta preparing equipment for gas testing on a Cipher project. There is always a lot of work to do before heading for the field and Chris was putting in a lot of overtime testing all the equipment. Gas desorption testing on coal reservoirs may not be overly complicated, but – […]

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