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Vice President, Sections


Steve Brachman

Vice President of Exploration and Development

+1 713 206-4472

Wapiti Energy, Houston, Texas USA

Born 1955 Chicago, Illinois


Academic Degrees

  • M.S., geology, Penn State University, University Park, PA
  • B.S., geology, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL


  • 2013-Present Vice President of Exploration and Development, Wapiti Energy, Houston, TX
  • 2007-2013 Exploration manager, Petro-Hunt, Houston, TX
  • 1997-2007 Division geologist, Pogo Producing Co, Houston, TX
  • 1995-97 Senior geologist, Southwestern Energy, Houston, TX
  • 1992-95 Geologist, Araxas Exploration, Houston, TX
  • 1990-91 Senior geologist, Wintershall Energy, Houston, TX
  • 1984-90 Senior geologist, SOHIO Petroleum/BP Exploration, Oklahoma City, and Houston, TX
  • 1981-84 Development geologist, Gulf Oil Co, Oklahoma City, OK and Kilgore, TX

AAPG Activities

Joined AAPG 1981
Member DPA, EMD

  • 2014 General chair, AAPG ACE, Houston, TX
  • 1999-Present HoD delegate
  • 2006-07 Affiliated society president, HGS
  • 2006 Short course instructor, AAPG ACE, Houston, TX
  • 2001-04 DPA Advisory Council
  • 2000-05 AAPG mentor
  • 1995 Committe chair, AAPG ACE, Houston, TX

AAPG Honors & Awards

  • 2007 George C. Matson Award

Article II. Section 3. Vice President - Sections

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.