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Vice President, Sections

Daniel E. "Dan"

Daniel E. "Dan" Schwartz

Manager of Technology, Strategic Business Development, New Ventures, and Innovation

Aera Energy LLC, Bakersfield, California

 

Academic Degrees

  • 1978: Ph.D., geology, University of Texas, Dallas
  • 1974: B.S., geology, University of California, Berkeley

Experience

  • 2014-Present: Manager-strategic business development, new ventures, innovation, Aera Energy, Bakersfield, Calif.
  • 2009-14: Manager-exploration and appraisal, Aera Energy (Shell Secondment), Bakersfield, Calif.
  • 2005-09: Chief petroleum engineer and regional exploration consultant, Shell International E&P, Houston
  • 2003-05: Chief geologist, Shell EP Americas, Houston
  • 2001-03: Manager-basin evaluation team, Shell International E&P, Houston
  • 1999-01: Exploration manager-deepwater Morocco, Shell International E&P, Houston
  • 1998-99: Director, Shell Capital Inc., Houston
  • 1996-98: Head of business positioning, Shell EP International Ventures, Houston
  • 1992-96: Head of production-geology and geophysics, Shell UK E&P, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1985-92: Division petroleum and geological engineer, Shell Western E&P, Bakersfield, Calif.
  • 1982-85: Supervisor-geological engineering research, Shell Development Co., Houston
  • 1978-82: Research geologist, Shell Development Co., Houston
  • 1976-77: Intern, Mobil Field Research, Plano, Texas

AAPG Activities

  • Joined AAPG 1996
  • Member EMD
  • 1991: General chair, PS-AAPG Annual Convention in Bakersfield, Calif.
  • 2009-11: Member Technical Advisory Committee, AAPG
  • 2011-13: Committee vice chair, Technical Advisory Committee, AAPG
  • 2012-15: Pacific Section liaison, Education Committee AAPG
  • 2012-Present: PS-AAPG Scholarship Committee co-chair
  • 2012-13: President-elect, Pacific Section AAPG
  • 2013-14: President, Pacific Section AAPG
  • 2014-15: Past president, Pacific Section AAPG
  • 2014: Technical co-chair, Oil Sands and Heavy Oil Symposium, Calgary, Canada (sponsored by CSPG and AAPG)

AAPG Honors & Awards

  • 2015: A.I. Levorsen Memorial Award, AAPG Pacific Section
  • 2013-14: Certificate of Merit
  • AAPG Pacific Section president
  • 2012-13: Certificate of Appreciation
  • AAPG Pacific Section president-elect

  • Hinman, N.W. and D.E. Schwartz, 1990. Lithology and diagenetic sequences of the Monterey Formation, Molino Field, Offshore Santa Barbara, California: in M.A. Keller and M.K. McGowen (eds.), Miocene and Oligocene petroleum reservoirs of the Santa Maria and Santa Barbara – Ventura Basins, California, A Core Workshop, SEPM core workshop No. 14, San Francisco, pp. 271-336.
  • Rigsby, C.A. and D.E. Schwartz, 1990. Litho-stratigraphic and depositional environments of the Vaqueros Formation, Capitan Field, California: in M.A. Keller and M.K. McGowen (eds.), Miocene and Oligocene petroleum reservoirs of the Santa Maria and Santa Barbara – Ventura Basins, California, A Core Workshop, SEPM core workshop No. 14, San Francisco, pp. 88-138.
  • Schwartz, D.E., 1978. Hydrology and current orientation analysis of a braided-to-meandering transition zone: The Red River in Oklahoma and Texas, USA: in A.D. Miall (ed.), Fluvial Sedimentology; CSPG, Memoir 5, pp. 231-255.
  • Schwartz, D.E., 1978. Sedimentary facies, structures, and grain-size distribution: The Red River in Oklahoma and Texas: in J.E. Boudreaux (ed.), Transactions GCAGS, GCS, and SEPM, New Orleans, v. 28, pp. 473-492.
  • Schwartz, D.E., 1980. Scanning Electron Microscope – Cold Stage: Viewing fluid saturated reservoir rock: SPE 9248, 55th Annual Fall Technical Conference, Dallas.
  • Schwartz, D.E., 1988. Characterizing lithology, petrophysical properties, and depositional setting of the Belridge Diatomite, South Belridge field, Kern County, California: in, S.A. Graham (ed.), Studies of the Geology of the San Joaquin Basin, SEPM Pacific Section Book 60, pp. 281-301.
  • Schwartz, D.E., 2003. Channelized Deep Marine Reservoirs in the Deepwater – Modeling and Recovery. (abs) Pacific Section AAPG-SEPM convention, Long Beach.
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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.

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