Candidates for AAPG office have been given the opportunity to respond briefly to the subject: "Why I Accepted the Invitation to be a Candidate for an AAPG Office."
Their responses and biographical information were provided by each candidate and edited only for grammar, spelling and format.
This information will also be provided as hard-copy in the January issue of the EXPLORER and available on the AAPG Web site through the election period. Ballots will be mailed, online in the first quarter of 2012. Results will be posted mid-May 2012.
Candidates were asked to limit their biographies to 350 words and responses to 500 words.
2011-12 President-Elect Candidate
Lee Krystinik Learn about Lee Krystinik
Fossil Creek Resources, LLC - Arlington, Texas
Why I Accepted the Invitation to be a Candidate for an AAPG Office ...
AAPG has been a continuing source of personal and professional enrichment throughout my career as a petroleum geologist. I have been blessed with remarkable opportunities through AAPG to learn and grow within applied geoscience, as well as being exposed to the incredible wealth of knowledge within our membership.
I wish to serve in order to give back to an organization that has given so much to me over my three decades in the industry … it is time to put more back into the soil I came from.
I am a candidate because I can make a contribution toward furthering the goals of AAPG. We should grow and extend our reach on both the domestic and international fronts. AAPG can, and will find pathways of interest to new generations of geoscientists who communicate and think very differently from past generations, but who bring with them new ways of looking at rocks and finding oil and gas! At the same time I think it is critical to keep our more experienced to semi-retired geoscientists heavily involved because they can offer the wisdom brought by drilling success and perhaps the occasional dry hole.
The globalization of AAPG has been under way for some time and I would wish to continue this path and hopefully continue to expose whole new regions to the wealth of information AAPG can offer.
That said, there is also an opportunity for a "back to basics" approach. In reading through the present AAPG Strategic Plan, I note that while the plans look fantastic, there would seem to be room left for us to enhance direct services to our standing membership, both in North America and across the globe.
I am fiscally conservative, but I do believe in spending money where it will have the most positive impact for our members. We are an organization created by, of, and for the membership and AAPG, as an organization, exists to provide service to the membership. This would be my mantra, working with the Executive Committee, the many Committees and the House of Delegates who together, represent each of us as members.
Programs that serve the members through information transfer and professional development (publications, lectures, courses, electronic media), provide pathways to interact technically (meetings and symposia), advance applied geoscience (research conferences and technical sessions) and shine light on diverse perspectives on geoscience would be my main focal points for enhancement and expansion.
Principal, Fossil Creek Resources, Arlington, Texas
Born 1955, Dallas
- 1981 Ph.D., geology, Princeton University
- 1979 M.S., geology, Princeton University
- 1977 B.S., geology, University of Texas at Arlington
- 2006-present Principal/founder, Fossil Creek Resources
- 2005-06 Global chief geologist, ConocoPhillips
- 2000-05 Consultant, Krystinik Litho-Logic
- 1982-2000 Manager of geology, Union Pacific Resources (formerly Champlin Petroleum)
- 1981-82 Regional projects leader, Reservoirs Inc.
- 1979-81 Research geologist, U.S. Geological Survey
Joined AAPG 1978
- 2008-11 Chair, Distinguished Lecture Committee (Domestic and International)
- 2005-11 Research Committee
- 2007-09 Field trip leader
- 2006-08 Vice chair, Distinguished Lecture Committee, (Domestic and International)
- 2002-06 Associate Editor (Bulletin)
- 2001-06 Member, Distinguished Lecture Committee
- 1996-2005 Technical Program Subcommittee (Conventions)
- 2000-01 Distinguished Lecturer (Latin America)
- 1999-2000 Distinguished Lecturer (North America)
- 1995-98 Conventions Committee
- 1996-97 Convention Coordination: SEPM vice chair
- 1980-89 Publications Committee
AAPG Honors and Awards
- 2011 AAPG/EMD Loyd Carlson Memorial Award (best poster)
- 2000-01 AAPG Distinguished Lecturer – North America
- 1999-2000 AAPG Distinguished Lecturer – Latin America
- 1998-99 President of Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
- 1991, 1994, 1997 AAPG Convention & Exhibition, Honorable Mention: best oral/poster
- 1980 AAPG A.I. Levorson Award (best oral presentation), Pacific Section
- 1979 AAPG Grants-in-Aid Scholarship
Over 50 peer-reviewed publications and presentations on critical controls on hydrocarbon accumulations and production practices: applied clastic sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, tectonics and sedimentation, reservoir continuity of various depositional systems, diagenetic controls on reservoir quality, zonation for horizontal drilling and new oil resource plays in old basins.
AAPG President-Elect Responsibilities as defined by AAPG Bylaws, Article II, Section 5.
The President-Elect shall serve for one (1) year as such and in the following year shall assume the office of President. The President-Elect shall have no administrative authority except as a member of the Executive Committee; shall become acquainted with all the details of the office of President, and generally become prepared to serve as President. The President-Elect shall be responsible for the preparation of the budget for the ensuing fiscal year for approval by the Executive Committee.