Steve Brachman
Vice President, Development & Geosciences
Wapiti Energy, Houston, Texas
Academic Degrees

  • M.S. Geology, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
  • B.S. Geology, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois


  • 2013-Present: Wapiti Energy, LLC, VP Geosciences & Development, Houston, Texas
  • 2006-13: Petro-Hunt, LLC, Exploration Mgr., Houston, Texas
  • 1997-2006: Pogo Producing Co., Division Geol., Houston, Texas
  • 1995-97: Southwestern Energy, Geologist, Houston, Texas
  • 1992-95: Araxas Exploration, Geologist, Houston, Texas
  • 1990-91: Wintershall, Geologist, Houston, Texas
  • 1984-90: SOHIO Petroleum / BP Exploration, Geologist, Houston, Texas; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
  • 1981-84: Gulf Oil Co., Geologist, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Kilgore, Texas


AAPG Activities

  • Joined AAPG 1981; Division of Professional Affairs (DPA) 1990, CPG #4279; Energy Minerals Division (EMD), 2013; DEG Council Member, Gulf Coast Section, 2001-04
  • Foundation Trustee Associates Member, 2017-Life
  • Datapages Board, 2016-Present
  • House of Delegates, Houston Geological Society (HGS) Delegate, 1999-2020; At-Large Member, 2014-16; HoD Nomination and Election Committee, 2016-17
  • Executive Committee, Sections Vice President, 2014-16
  • Executive Committee Liaison, 2014-16; Education; Field Safety; Geophysical Integration; Research; Reservoir Development; Resource Evaluation; Sections
  • Audit Review Committee, 2014-16
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Governance, 2014-16
  • Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) Houston, General Chair, 2014
  • Sections Committee, 2014-16
  • AAPG Mentor, 2000-05

AAPG Honors & Awards

  • AAPG Certificate of Merit, ACE Houston General Chair, 2014
  • HoD 15-Year Service Award, 2014
  • HoD 9-Year Service Award, 2010
  • AAPG George C. Matson Memorial Award, 2007


Section 3. Vice President, Section

The Vice President, Sections, when elected earlier than the Vice President, Regions, shall perform the duties of the President in the absence or inability of the President to serve. The Vice President, Sections, when elected earlier than the Vice President, Regions, shall assume the office of President in case of a vacancy for any cause in that office; and shall perform such duties as may be assigned by the President. The Vice President, Sections shall, with his or her other duties, concern himself or herself with the activities of the Association in respect to United States Sections. A Vice President, Sections elected pursuant to the provisions of Section 12 of this Article II shall be presumed for the purposes of this Section 3 to have been elected on the date of his or her predecessor’s election.




Executive Committee