AAPG Distinguished Lecturers travel all over the world but are only available during specific timeframes. The list below contains the lecturer's name linked to introductory information followed by the tour dates and the area of the world in which their tour will take place. The title of their abstracts are included but not linked. However, once you click on any of the linked information, abstracts for their titles are found in the sidebar of each introduction to your lecturer and tour details.

Distinguished Lecture Tours

Stephen H. Begg

Roy M. Huffington Distinguished Lecturer

Thomas Ewing

Tom Ewing, noted geoscientist and author, is owner and operator of Frontera Exploration Consultants in San Antonio.

Hass-Pratt Distinguished Lecturer

    • "Yegua Formation (Late Middle Eocene) in the Gulf Coast Basin, as a Type Laboratory for Sequence Stratigraphy in Hydrocarbon Exploration"
    • "A Tale of Two Basins: Sources and Timing of Petroleum and Natural Gas Generation in the Mature Gulf Coast/Gulf of Mexico and West Texas (Permian) Basins"
    • "Tectonics and Subsidence in the West Texas (Permian) Basin, A Model for Complex Intracratonic Basin Development"
Marsha French

Marsha French is an associate research professor in geology at the Colorado School of Mines. She retired from ExxonMobil in October 2012 after 34 years as a senior research associate at ExxonMobil’s Upstream Research Lab in Houston.

J. Ben Carsey Distinguished Lecturer

    • "Authigenic Quartz: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: Developing a Model for Preserving Porosity in Deep, Hot Sandstone Reservoirs"
    • "My Top Ten Tips for Working in Industry: Lessons Learned Over My 30-Plus-Year Career Working in Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Planning and Research"
    • "Authigenic Quartz: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: Developing a Model for Preserving Porosity in Deep, Hot Sandstone Reservoirs"
    • "My Top Ten Tips for Working in Industry: Lessons Learned Over My 30-Plus-Year Career Working in Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Planning and Research"
Bruce S. Hart

Bruce Hart is a research scientist with Statoil leading the study of shale and unconventional exploration and development.

AAPG-SEG Distinguished Lecturer

Carlos Pirmez

Carlos Pirmez is the Principal Geologist at Shell Italia. His research focuses on the exploration and production of deepwater and carbonate reservoirs. During his 19 years of industry experience, Pirmez has authored and co-authored over 100 journal publications disseminating the art of deepwater systems and exploration.

Shell Distinguished Lecturer

    • "Equilibrium Profile, Flow Processes and Deepwater Reservoir Architecture: Case Studies From the Modern Seafloor and Producing Reservoirs"
    • "Understanding the Dynamics of Turbidity Currents Through Numerical and Laboratory Experiments: Implications for Reservoir Characterization and Modeling"
Peter R. Rose

AAPG Ethics Lecturer

    • “Cognitive Bias, The “Elephant in the Living Room” of Science and Professionalism”
Christopher Scholz

Christopher Scholz is a professor of Earth Sciences at Syracuse University. His research focus is the evolution of continental rift basins and the sedimentary fill of large lacustrine systems.

    • "Hydrocarbon Systems in Extensional Settings: Insights from Scientific Drilling in East Africa"
    • "Magmatic Versus Amagmatic Continental Extension, and the Sedimentary Sequence Architecture of Rifts"
    • "Mountains, Monsoons and Migrations: Rift Tectonics, Tropical Climates and the Origin of Humans"
Rachel Wood

Rachel Wood

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