Lee Krystinik, principal with Fossil Creek Resources, Arlington, Texas, assumed the presidency of AAPG on July 1.
Krystinik, a native of Dallas, received his bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Texas at Arlington, and master’s and doctorate in geology from Princeton University.
He started his career as a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, and then was regional projects leader for Reservoirs Inc. In 1982 he was named manager of geology for Union Pacific Resources (formerly Champlin Petroleum).
In 2000 he became a consultant (Krystinik Litho-Logic), and in 2005 was named global chief geologist for ConocoPhillips. He founded Fossil Creek Resources in 2006.
A former president (1998-99) of SEPM, Krystinik has won the A.I. Levorsen Award and the EMD Loyd Carlson Memorial Award, has been an associate editor of the BULLETIN, twice was named an AAPG Distinguished Lecturer and chaired the DL Committee.
Joining Krystinik on the Executive Committee is Randi Martinsen, senior lecturer-petroleum geology at the University of Wyoming, Laramie, who recently was voted president-elect and will serve as AAPG president in 2014-15.
Martinsen holds a bachelor’s in earth and space science from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, and a master’s in geology from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz.
She started her career as an exploration geologist with Cities Service Co., becoming a Laramie-based consultant in 1979. She’s been with the University of Wyoming’s Department of Geology and Geophysics since 1981, and has been a visiting geoscientist to both Norsk-Hydro, in Bergen, Norway (1985, 2001), and Exxon Exploration (1999).
Others recently elected to the 2013-14 AAPG Executive Committee are:
- Vice President-Regions – John Kaldi, Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.
- Secretary – Richard W. Ball, Chevron Upstream, Southern Africa SBU, Houston.
- Elected Editor – Michael Sweet, ExxonMobil Production, Houston.
Both the vice president-Regions and secretary will serve two-year terms. The editor serves a three-year term.
Others on the 2013-14 committee – and serving the final year of their term of service – are:
- Vice President-Sections – Thomas E. Ewing, geoscientist and partner, Yegua Energy Associates, and geoscientist, Frontera Exploration Consultants, San Antonio.
- Treasurer – Deborah K. Sacrey, owner, Auburn Energy, Houston.
Also on the new committee will be Larry H. Wickstrom, with Wickstrom Geoscience, Worthington, Ohio, who has assumed the chair of the House of Delegates.