David G. Rensink, a consulting geologist in Houston, has assumed the presidency of AAPG on July 1.
A Minnesota native, Rensink retired in 2009 as senior geological adviser for Apache Corp.
He previously has served as offshore exploration manager for Pacific Enterprise; vice president-offshore for both Total Minnetone and Texas Gas Exploration/CSX; and was offshore exploration manager for C&K Production. He also held positions with Ocean Production and Shell.
He received a bachelor’s in geology from the University of Minnesota and a master’s in geology from the University of Oklahoma.
Joining Rensink on the Executive Committee is Paul Weimer, of the University of Colorado, who recently was voted president-elect.
Weimer is professor, Bruce D. Benson Endowed Chair, University of Colorado (Boulder) and is director of the Energy and Minerals Applied Research Center. He also is a consulting geologist, and he will serve as AAPG president in 2011-12.
His father, Robert J. Weimer, professor emeritus at the Colorado School of Mines, served as AAPG president in 1991-92.
Others elected to the 2010-11 Executive Committee are:
- Vice president-Sections – Marvin D. Brittenham, EnCana Oil & Gas (USA), Denver.
- Treasurer – James S. McGhay,
Mid-Con Energy, Tulsa.
- Editor – Stephen E. Laubach, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin.
Both the vice president-Sections and treasurer will serve for two years, and the elected editor serves for three years.
Remaining on the committee for the final year of their terms are:
- Vice president-Regions – Alfredo E. Guzmán, consultant, Veracruz, Mexico.
- Secretary – William S. Houston,
with PTTEP, Bangkok, Thailand.
Also on the new committee is David H. Hawk, a consultant in Boise, Idaho, who assumed the chairmanship of the AAPG House of Delegates.