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. 
Gilbert Erelumhe Odior Gilbert Erelumhe Odior President - Africa Region 2012-2014 Esso Exploration & Production Nigeria, Ltd.
Peter William Baillie Peter William Baillie President - Asia/Pacific Region 2011-2014 CGG
Francois C. Marechal Francois C. Marechal President - Canada Region 2013-2015 Quicksilver Resources Canada
Keith Dennis Gerdes Keith Dennis Gerdes President - European Region 2013-2015 Shell International E & P
Victor O. Ramirez Victor O. Ramirez President - Latin America Region 2013-2015 Ecopetrol
Sa'id A. Al-Hajri Sa'id A. Al-Hajri President - Middle East Region 2013-2015 Saudi Aramco
David C. Blanchard David C. Blanchard President Elect - Africa Region 2013-2014 Energy XXI
Jonathan Craig Jonathan Craig President Elect - European Region 2013-2016 ENI Exploration & Production Divison
Victor H. Vega Victor H. Vega President Elect - Latin America Region 2013-2016 Equion Energia Limited
Robert Kuchinski Robert Kuchinski President Elect - Middle East Region 2013-2016 Weatherford
Carol Cain McGowen Carol Cain McGowen Staff Liaison 2006-2014 American Association of Petr. Geologists
James S. McGhay James S. McGhay Committee Manager 2012-2015 Mid-Con Energy
John George Kaldi John George Kaldi Executive Committee Liaison 2013-2014 Australian School of Petroleum (ASP)

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