Energy Minerals Division
The Energy Minerals Division (EMD) is one of three divisions of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the largest professional association of geoscientists in the world. Organized in 1977, EMD serves as an international forum for those working in the exploration, development, and production of energy sources other than conventional oil and natural gas.
The purpose of EMD is to advance the science of geology as it relates to any earth materials/commodities capable of being used for energy production, to provide a forum for addressing developments in mineral and energy economics and in fuels supply and utilization technology, and to promote the integration of geoscientific knowledge with those in related professions and activities.
Current technical committees with an EMD Web site presence include:
- Shale Gas, Coalbed Methane, Coal, Energy Economics & Technology, Gas Hydrates, Geospatial Information, Geothermal, Oil Sands, Oil Shale, and Uranium.
In addition the EMD is considering becoming a center of expertise on alternative energy commodities, including wind, solar and biofuels.
The President of the EMD (2008/2009) is Creties Jenkins who can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, work phone (214) 891-1114.