Regions Committee

The IRC is a coordinating committee ultimately designed to provide sustainable growth in International membership at a minimum of 5% annually and maximum target of 20% annually. The IRC should provide a forum for helping generate and establish multiple services for individual regions. This includes: 

  1. Recommend sites to the EC and AAPG staff for workshops, short courses, DL visits, field trips and regional conferences; 
  2. Provide local or regional AAPG affiliated societies and contacts to host above events; 
  3. Share best practices for hosting events; 
  4. Provide contacts for potential AAPG student chapters to AAPG staff; 
  5. Submit nominations to Advisory Council for elected officers, and honors and awards; 
  6. Consider sites for potential local offices which might be capable becoming financially self-sustaining, either in cooperation with other societies or strictly as AAPG. 
William Paul Bosworth William Paul Bosworth President 2016-2018 Apache Egypt Companies
Jonathan Craig Jonathan Craig Europe President 2015-2017 Eni Upstream and Technical Services
Peter Desmond Grant Peter Desmond Grant Asia Pacific President 2015-2017 International Energy Solutions, Australia
Robert Kuchinski Robert Kuchinski Middle East President 2015-2017
Francois C. Marechal Francois C. Marechal Canada President 2013-2017 Independent Oil & Gas Finder
Victor H. Vega Victor H. Vega Latin America President 2015-2017 Shell Americas
David C. Blanchard David C. Blanchard Vice Chair 2016-2019 DB Global Energy Consultants, LLC
Victor H. Vega Victor H. Vega Vice Chair 2015-2018 Shell Americas
Peter Mark Lloyd Peter Mark Lloyd Executive Committee Liaison 2015-2017 Asia Pacific Training Ltd.
Salim Al-Mahrouqi Salim Al-Mahrouqi President Elect 2015-2017 Petroleum Development Oman
Pedro A. Alarcon Medina Pedro A. Alarcon Medina Latin America President Elect 2015-2017 Consultant
Adegbenga Oluwafemi Esan Adegbenga Oluwafemi Esan President Elect 2016-2018 Chevron North America
Fiona MacAulay Fiona MacAulay Europe President Elect 2015-2017 Rockhopper Exploration PLC
Vaughn Grant Thompson Vaughn Grant Thompson Committee Manager 2016-2019 California Resources Corporation
Chris A. Oglesby Chris A. Oglesby Asia Pacific Vice President 2015-2017
Maren Leigh Blair Maren Leigh Blair Vice President Treasurer 2016-2018 Sproule Associates Ltd.

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