House Long Service Award
House Long Service Award
was born in
Houston and moved to West Texas as a teenager. After graduation
from Abilene High School in 1950, he served in the United States
Navy for two years, including a year as a Midshipman at the University
of Idaho. Following his military service, he entered Texas Western
College in El Paso where he received a B.S. degree in geology in
his professional career that same year with the Pure Oil Company
in Houston. He continued working for Pure in New Orleans, Lafayette
and Midland, and returned to New Orleans in October 1964 to join
Leslie Bowling, a prominent geological consultant. After four years
with Bowling, he went back to work for companies in New Orleans,
first with An-Son Corporation and then Consolidated Gas Supply Corporation.
In July 1973, he joined the newly formed Stone Oil Corporation.
He was transferred to Lafayette in March 1977 when Stone relocated
its main office. With Stone, he served as both division exploration
manager and chief geologist, becoming involved in all phases of
the companys activities. In July 1981, he resigned from Stone
and opened an office for the Dallas-based Cornell Oil Company. Later
that year, because of changes at Cornell, he joined Lyco Energy
Company. The following April, Pete opened his own office and became
an independent/consulting geologist, which is his current professional
status. In his career, Pete has touched on numerous phases of the
geological spectrum, including prospect generation and evaluation,
field work, unitization and expert witness testimony, and the various
administrative duties surrounding oil and gas activities.
been an active member and dedicated supporter of a number of professional
organizations. He became a member of AAPG in 1956, and a Certified
Petroleum Geologist (#811) in 1966. Down through the years he has
served AAPG on various committees, including the Committee on Committees,
of which he became chairman in July 2001. During 1995-98 Pete represented
the Gulf Coast Section (GCAGS) on the Advisory Council. He became
a member of the House of Delegates in 1981 and is currently in his
fifth term. He was vice-chairman in 1982-83 and has recently been
a member of several HoD committees, including Nominating, Honors
and Awards, and the ad hoc committee that is presently working on
possible changes to the Advisory Council. Pete became a trustee
associate in 1996, and during 1997-98 he was a candidate for president-elect.
His many activities for the Division of Professional Affairs (DPA)
included serving on the Advisory Board (1990-92), as presidentelect
(1992-93), and as president (1993-94). In addition, he worked on
the Continuing Education Committee and contributed an article to
the DPA publication "Guiding Your Career as a Professional
Geologist." As past president, he served on the Honors and
Awards and Nominating Committees, and later as a member of the Governmental
Affairs (Instant Response), Headquarters, Honors and Awards, and
Long Range Planning Committees. While chairing the latter committee
during 1994-97, the first DPA Procedures Manual was created. In
1996, Pete was given the DPA Distinguished Service Award.
also been active in the GCAGS, serving as treasurer (1970-71), vice
president twice (1976-77 and 1988-89), and president (1989-90).
For two years (1998-2000) he chaired the Long Range Planning Committee.
Pete has received both the GCAGS Distinguished Service and Honorary
Membership awards, and at the 1999 annual meeting in Lafayette,
Volume 49 of Transactions was dedicated to him. Pete is a member
of the Houston, Lafayette (LGS) and New Orleans (NOGS) Geological
Societies. He has had the unique honor of serving as president of
both NOGS (1975- 76) and LGS (1985-86), and has been awarded Honorary
Life Membership by each group. He has been a member of SIPES since
1982 and represented the Lafayette Chapter on the national Board
of Directors as well as on the SIPES Foundation Board from 1996-2002.
At the local level, Pete spent three years on the Board of the Lafayette
Petroleum Club (1991-94), and was president during his second year.
Outside of these professional activities, Pete spends much time
assisting his church, the Episcopal Church of Ascension, where he
became treasurer again in 1998.
his ties to Louisiana early on when he met, courted, and married
Julaine Roy, a native of Parks, Louisiana. The couple has two grown
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native of western
Pennsylvania, Jeffs career began and continues to grow in
the Appalachian Basin. He is a 22 year member of AAPG and proud
to serve and represent the Eastern Section AAPG and his home society;
the Pittsburgh Geological Society. His first term in the House of
Delegates began in 1985 to 1988 where he served as Chairman of the
Resolutions Committee from 1985 to 1987. He has served two additional
House terms from 1993 to 1996 and 1999 to 2002.
he was elected secretary-editor of the House of Delegates, a position
that also chairs the Newsletter Committee responsible for publishing
four issues of the Delegates Newsletter (now known as The DelegatesVoice).
Jeff gratefully acknowledges the decisive leadership, guidance,
and mentoring from fellow House Officers: Daniel L. Smith, then
House chairman and current AAPG president, and then House chairman-elect
Tom Mairs. Working with these fellow House officers was a rewarding
Jeff served as a member of the House of Delegates IRC Amendment
Resolutions Committee, and for this service received an AAPG Certificate
of Merit. During his third House term he also served on the House
of Delegates Constitution and By-Laws Committee from 1999-2001,
helping to update and improve the foundation documents of the Association.
Jeffs service to the House also includes two years service
on the Nominations Committee.
believes that his service to the House and AAPG constantly sources
and revitalizes the creative spirit needed to be a successful petroleum
geologist. He is grateful for the opportunities to serve and improve
the Association. What achievements he has made and will make he
knows are directly related to his involvement in AAPG and the House
Sectional level Jeff is especially proud of serving all officerships
of the Eastern Section and involvement on several Section committees.
He is equally proud of serving the officerships of the Pittsburgh
Geological Society and various committee assignments and his association
with the Pittsburgh Association of Petroleum Geologists.
thankfully acknowledges the management teams of Delta Drilling Company,
Delta US Corporation, Kerr-McGee Corporation, Shawmut Development
Corporation, Power Gas Marketing & Transmission, Inc., and presently
Wilmoth- Clark Exploration & Production, LLC who have and are
supporting his service to the House of Delegates and AAPG.
married to Dee Dee and recently celebrated an anniversary with an
eight-day raft trip down the Grand Canyon, a life changing trip
every geologist needs to experience. Seeing and feeling the Grand
Canyon from the bottom up is the only way to go.