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Paul Weimer, a candidate for AAPG treasurer, is the University of Colorado Bruce D. Benson Endowed Chair in Petroleum Geology, director of the Energy and Minerals Applied Research Center, associate chair for graduate studies, and a consulting geologist.
A native of Colorado, Weimer earned his bachelor's degree in geology at Pomona College, his master's at the University of Colorado and a doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin.
Weimer began his career as an exploration geologist at Sohio Petroleum in San Francisco from 1980-84, and British Petroleum (merged with Sohio) from 1984-88. He joined Mobil in 1988 as exploration and research geologist before assuming his present position at CU in 1990.
He joined AAPG in 1978 and is a Certified Petroleum Geologist.
AAPG activities include serving on the Distinguished Lecture Committee from 1991-94, 1996 and 1998 to present and is presently chairman. He was a Distinguished Lecturer in 1998-99. He also has served on the Membership, Research, Geophysical Integration, Technical Program and Convention Coordination (two terms) committees. He also served as AAPG Student Chapter sponsor in 1998. He served as an associate editor for the BULLETIN from 1997-2000.
The author of over 100 technical papers, Weimer has conducted and convened AAPG symposia, annual meeting sessions and short courses. He was awarded the J.C. "Cam" Sproule Best Paper Award in 1992 and has co-edited eight books, including AAPG Studies 42, Applications of 3-D Seismic Data to Exploration and Production; and AAPG Memoir 58, Siliciclastic Sequence Stratigraphy -- Recent Developments and Applications.
He is currently finishing writing a book for AAPG on petroleum geology of deep-water deposits.
Other professional affiliations include the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, Houston Geological Society, New Orleans Geological Society, Geological Society of America, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, SEPM and the European Association of Exploration Geophysicists.
Why I Accepted the Invitation To Be a Candidate For AAPG Office
By PAUL WEIMER
Candidates always say how fortunate and honored they are to be asked to run for AAPG office. I understand that emotion; they are quite right!
None of these challenges have simple solutions. Collectively, the Executive Committee must continue to address these challenges in creative and innovative ways.
I have been honored to serve AAPG in several technical aspects that are relevant to these challenges. First, I worked on the technical program committees for several conventions and conferences during the past 16 years. Second, I have edited two AAPG books and served as an associate editor for the BULLETIN. Third, I have served on several strategy-related committees, including an ad hoc committee in early 1999 to investigate the areas of overlap between different professional societies. Finally, I am chairing the Distinguished Lecture Committee from 2000 to 2003 -- one of AAPG's flagship programs for disseminating state-of-the-art science.
As part of this effort, I helped initiate two new interdisciplinary distinguished lecture programs with SEG (1999) and with SPE and SEG (2002).
Throughout these AAPG activities, my goal as an applied academic and consulting geoscientist is to keep pace with technical advances. As a professor, I also need to prepare students for their careers in industry.
If elected as treasurer, I will use all these experiences to address the challenges we face. Specifically, I'll work with members and officers to investigate:
In conclusion, I am honored to be asked to run for AAPG treasurer, and will work hard to represent members' interests. Thank you for the privilege.