HOD Officer Candidates
State Geologist and Division Chief, Ohio Geological Survey, Columbus, Ohio
Born: 1957, Santa Monica, California
First, I would like to thank the HoD Nominating Committee and current HoD Chair for this honor. I am thrilled to be a candidate for Chair-elect of the AAPG House of Delegates. AAPG has been an especially big part of my professional life since before I graduated. To be in a position where I am now considered for the top job in the House is very exciting indeed.
I have worked for the Ohio Geological Survey my entire post-graduate-studies career; it is a rarity these days to work for one employer so long. This career has allowed me the opportunity to work alongside many fine people in industry, government and academia and to work on a wide range of projects and geology, from Precambrian rift basins to present day shore erosion. However, the focus of most of my work has always been on petroleum geology and assisting the oil and gas industry within Ohio and the region. It is a very exciting time for Ohio right now with the shale plays developing here.
I came “up through the ranks” of AAPG, as most of us have, and I think this is a great strength of our Association. I have held many positions (and still do) with our local affiliate society, the Eastern Section, and at the national level, both within HoD and the Association as a whole. This provides the necessary background and contacts to work at an ever-expanding level. But we must encourage our younger members to come up that same ladder and be willing to make room for them in leadership positions.
I was a member of the Advisory Council when we worked on the first Strategic Plan. One major item I don’t see enough emphasis on within the 2011 Strategic Plan is the global changes to the industry, our profession and society as a whole that will be brought about by the explosive growth of shale oil and gas production. This is cueing up to be a complete game changer and we need to acknowledge it and get prepared on many levels.
I favor straight-forward, common sense, simple approaches and always strive to keep a friendly environment with open communications. I will give it my all to advance the HoD and AAPG while we represent our members’ interests.
Larry Wickstrom’s CV
- Academic Degrees
- June 1980, Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology, Kent State University
- December 1982, Master of Science Degree in Geology, Kent State University
- 1983-1990: Geologist, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological Survey, Subsurface Geology Group.
- 1990-1996: Senior Geologist, Petroleum Geology Group and Division Information Technology Coordinator, Ohio Division of Geological Survey.
- 1996-2006: Supervisor, Energy Resources Group, Ohio Division of Geological Survey.
- 2006-2007: Assistant Chief, Ohio Division of Geological Survey.
- February 2007: Appointed State Geologist and Chief, Ohio Division of Geological Survey.
- Affiliated and Associated Societies
- Coordinator, PTTC Technology Workshops, 3/98, 3/99, 10/99, 10/00, 4/02, 6/11
- 2005 AIPG – Ohio Section – Outstanding Achievement Award
- 2004 Ohio Oil and Gas Association – Outstanding Contributions Award
- Ohio Geological Society, trustee 1998-2003, executive committee 2003-present
- AAPG Activities
- AAPG Member since 1983
- AAPG Certified Petroleum Geologist #4451
- Division of Environmental Geosciences member since 1992
- Energy Minerals Division member
- 2006-present HoD Delegate
- 2009-2010 Chairman, HoD Nominations Committee
- 2006-2010 HoD Nominations Committee
- 2006-2009 HoD Honors and Awards Committee
- 2004 AAPG Eastern Section Meeting, General Co-Chairman
- 2004-2005 AAPG Ad Hoc Committee on Domestic Sections
- 2000 AAPG Summit on Sections, Tulsa, OK, Co-Chairman
- 2001-2004 AAPG, Advisory Council, Eastern Section Representative
- 2000-2002 HoD Rules and Procedures Committee
- 1999-2004 AAPG Public Outreach Committee
- 1999-2002 HoD Delegate
- 1999-2000 Chairman, AAPG Ad Hoc Committee on Sections
- 1999-2000 AAPG Education Committee
- 1999-present AAPG Visiting Geologist
- 1998-99 President, AAPG Eastern Section
- 1998 AAPG Eastern Section Meeting, General Chairman
- 1990-1993 AAPG Membership committee
- 1987-88 Affiliated Society President, Ohio Geological Society
- AAPG Honors and Awards
- 2011 AAPG Division of Environmental Geosciences – President’s Award
- 2007 AAPG Eastern Section – Meritorious Contribution to Environmental Geosciences Award
- 2004 Certificate of Merit - AAPG Eastern Section
- 2002 Honorary Membership Award - Eastern Section, AAPG
- 2001 A.I. Levorsen Memorial Award for Best Paper, Eastern Section AAPG
- 2000 Distinguished Service Award - Eastern Section, AAPG
- 2000 AAPG Certificate of Merit
- 1998 A.I. Levorsen Memorial Award for Best Paper, Eastern Section AAPG
- 1998 Certificate of Merit - AAPG Eastern Section
- Publications (examples; too numerous to list all)
- Wickstrom, L.H., G. Botoman, and D.A. Stith, 1985, Report on a continuously cored hole drilled into the Precambrian in Seneca County, northwestern Ohio; Ohio Division of Geological Survey, Information Circular No. 51.
- Wickstrom, L.H., J.D. Gray, and R.D. Stieglitz, 1992, Stratigraphy, structure, and production history of the Trenton Limestone (Ordovician) and adjacent strata in northwestern Ohio; Ohio Division of Geological Survey, Report of Investigations No. 143, 78 p., 1 pl.
- Drahovzal, J.A., and L.H. Wickstrom, 1993, The East Continent Rift Basin, in Catacosinos, P., A.B. Dickas, D. Forsyth, W. Hinze, and B.A. van der Pluijm, Co-Conveners, Basement and basins of eastern North America, Proceedings from AAPG Hedberg Conference held Nov. 10-13, 1993, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- Wickstrom, L. H., E.R. Venteris, E.R. Slucher, K.M. Carter, J. McDonald, J.A. Rupp, S.F. Greb, G.R. Baum, W.B. Harrison, and M.B. Hohn, 2006, Geologic Storage Options and Capacities for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP): Proceedings of the 5th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, May 8-11, 2006, Alexandria, Virginia, 23 p.