Honors & Awards
Distinguished Member of the House
Citation: For outstanding contributions as Delegate, Foreman of the Houston Delegation, and Secretary/Editor AAPG House of Delegates; her creative, organized, and intelligent service “raised the bar.”
A licensed Texas geologist, Jeannie Fisher Mallick has 30 years’ experience in geological and geophysical exploration and development. She is a geoscience consultant specializing in workstation interpretation and integration of well data, seismic and production data, to identify new reservoirs in the domestic U.S. and international arenas.
Jeannie was inspired to become a geoscientist by her father, James Harold Fisher, Ph.D. Dr. Fisher taught geology at the University of Illinois, the University of Nebraska (where she was born, in Lincoln), and was her professor at Michigan State University. She often said being her father’s student ensured she received lectures both at home and school. She accompanied her father on field trips as a child, where she learned to love collecting rocks, loading as many as she could carry into her white cotton collector’s bag. This pastime continues to fascinate, although now she is more selective about what to keep.
Currently, she works as a consultant in Houston, focusing on South Texas. Jeannie received an M.S. and B.S. in geology (1981 and 1979) from Michigan State University, and a B.S. in botany (1978) from the University of Michigan. She began her career in the oil industry in 1979 with Hunt Energy in Michigan. Moving to Texas in 1980, Jeannie began Gulf Coast exploration for Tenneco Oil Company. She continued her career with other companies, including Texas Gas Exploration, CSX Oil & Gas, Total Minatome, Pogo Producing Company, Pohlman & Associates, CAEX Services, Petrohawk Energy, and Milagro Exploration.
She joined AAPG as a student, and upgraded her membership to full Active status in 1983. Joining the Houston House of Delegates in 1989, Jeannie became its foreman in 2002–2003, and served on the House Honors & Awards committee from 2000–2006, during the last two years as its Chair. She was very proud to have been elected 2006–2007 Secretary/ Editor of the House of Delegates. Jeannie served the GCAGS as Short Course Chair for the annual convention in 2000, and was the Nominations & Awards Chair for 2005–2008. She is a DPA Certified Petroleum Geologist #5871.
Active in the Houston Geological Society, she served on the HGS Board as Treasurer, Treasurer-Elect, and Secretary. Her other activities include the SIPES organization, where she has served the local Houston Chapter as Secretary/Editor, Continuing Education Chair, and Membership Chairman. She has worked on their Active Deal Buyer’s List and designed and distributed the Houston Chapter membership directory in 2006 and 2008.
Jeannie is also a member of the AIPG, CPG #7540, the New Orleans Geological Society, the South Texas Geological Society, the Geophysical Society of Houston and the SEG.