Lee F.
Lee F. Krystinik
AAPG Past President
Fossil Creek Resources, Arlington, Texas, USA
Academic Degrees

  • 1981 Ph.D., geology, Princeton University
  • 1979 M.S., geology, Princeton University
  • 1977 B.S., geology, University of Texas at Arlington


  • 2006-present Principal/founder, Fossil Creek Resources
  • 2005-06  Global chief geologist, ConocoPhillips
  • 2000-05 Consultant, Krystinik Litho-Logic
  • 1982-2000 Manager of geology, Union Pacific Resources (formerly Champlin Petroleum)
  • 1981-82 Regional projects leader, Reservoirs Inc.
  • 1979-81 Research geologist, U.S. Geological Survey


AAPG Activities

Joined AAPG 1978

  • 2008-11 Chair, Distinguished Lecture Committee (Domestic and International)
  • 2005-11 Research Committee
  • 2007-09 Field trip leader
  • 2006-08 Vice chair, Distinguished Lecture Committee, (Domestic and International)
  • 2002-06 Associate Editor (Bulletin)
  • 2001-06 Member, Distinguished Lecture Committee
  • 1996-2005 Technical Program Subcommittee (Conventions)
  • 2000-01 Distinguished Lecturer (Latin America)
  • 1999-2000 Distinguished Lecturer (North America)
  • 1995-98 Conventions Committee
  • 1996-97 Convention Coordination: SEPM vice chair
  • 1980-89 Publications Committee

AAPG Honors & Awards

  • 2011 AAPG/EMD Loyd Carlson Memorial Award (best poster)
  • 2000-01 AAPG Distinguished Lecturer – North America
  • 1999-2000 AAPG Distinguished Lecturer – Latin America
  • 1998-99 President of Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
  • 1991, 1994, 1997 AAPG Convention & Exhibition, Honorable Mention: best oral/poster
  • 1980 AAPG A.I. Levorson Award (best oral presentation), Pacific Section
  • 1979 AAPG Grants-in-Aid Scholarship


Over 50 peer-reviewed publications and presentations on critical controls on hydrocarbon accumulations and production practices: applied clastic sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, tectonics and sedimentation, reservoir continuity of various depositional systems, diagenetic controls on reservoir quality, zonation for horizontal drilling and new oil resource plays in old basins.

Section 2. President

The President shall be the chief executive officer of this Association. The President shall be spokesman for the Association on all matters pertaining to the public; shall appoint the members of all committees within the limits prescribed in the Constitution and Bylaws; shall appoint delegates to cooperating organizations to represent the Association; and shall serve as chair of the Executive Committee.




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