Annual Report 2012: FY July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012
History of Petroleum Geology Committee
The purpose of the Committee is to document the evolution of geological concepts and technology used in the search for oil and gas worldwide, and the people who are responsible for this evolution.
Since July 2011 the committee's membership has grown from eleven to thirteen members.
The committee held its annual meeting in Long Beach, Calif. April 24, 2012, and 15 persons attended.
Throughout the year discussions between committee members have taken place generally via email and on a few occasions by phone.
HoPG at the 2012 AAPG ACE in Long Beach
Two successful activities took place at Long Beach: a Sunday afternoon HoPG session chaired by Stephen Testa and Hans Krause and an outstanding historical field trip organized and led by Don Clarke, John Jepson, Jon Kuespert and Chris Phillips.
The Sunday session was attended by about 120 persons.
HoPG at the 2013 AAPG ACE in Pittsburgh
The HoPG Committee is working on a Sunday session to be chaired by Stephen Testa and Larry Woodfork. The ACE organizing committee is planning on two historical field trips.
Rasoul Sorkhabi is the liaison with the ACE organizing committee and with the Petroleum History Institute.
HoPG at the 2013 AAPG ICE in Cartagena
Hans Krause made contact with the 2013 ICE organizing committee in order to have a HoPG session devoted to the history of oil and gas developments in Latin America since the late 1800s.
2017 HoPG Exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
A major historical exhibit – History of the Science and Technology in the Petroleum Industry - is planned on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of AAPG. This effort is headed by Janet Combes, assisted by Rogers Hardy; Dave Rensink is the AAPG 100th Anniversary Committee liaison with the HoPG committee.
This project represents an opportunity for AAPG, and perhaps the oil industry at large, to take its case to the general public. Before it is completed it is likely to become a very complex effort that will require great dedication and support.
Historical Highlights series in the AAPG Explorer
The series has become a regular, monthly feature in the AAPG Explorer. Ten articles (on Indonesia, Japan, Australia, Colombia, North Sea, Russia, California and Texas) were published during this FY.
Online compilation of all memorials published by AAPG
This project was carried out entirely by the AAPG Datapages team and has been completed.
Hans Krause, Chair
Committee members: Brian Blackstone, Janet M. Combes, L. Rogers Hardy, Hans Krause (chair), Piotr Krzywiec, Jim Levy, Donald W. Lewis, Wolfgang E. Schollnberger, Raymond P. Sorenson, Rasoul Sorkhabi, Stephen M. Testa, Clinton R. Tippett and Daniel Truempy.