J.F. Gratton, a Dallas independent, has assumed leadership of the
Association's Executive Committee as AAPG president for 2004-05.
president of Patrick J.F. Gratton Inc., is a Denver native who attended
the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and holds bachelor's and master's degrees
in geology from the University of New Mexico.
his career as a geologist with Utah Construction and Mining in Denver,
then joined Shell Oil in Roswell, N.M., in 1958. He was a geologist
in Tyler, Texas, when he joined Dalhi-Taylor Oil Corp. in Dallas
in 1962. He also was geological manager for Capitan Inc. in Dallas,
and later a partner and operations manager for Nearburg Oil Properties
before becoming an independent in 1970.
Gratton on the Executive Committee is Peter R. Rose, of Rose &
Associates in Austin, Texas, who recently was voted president-elect
by the AAPG membership.
serve as president in 2005-06.
recently elected to the 2004-05 Executive Committee are:
president -- Neil F. Hurley, of the Colorado School of Mines,
Golden, Colo. (one-year term).
-- Dwight "Clint" Moore, registered professional geologist, Houston
-- Ernest A. Mancini, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (three-year
on the committee is Robert L. Countryman, with Occidental Petroleum,
Bakersfield, Calif., who is serving the second of a two-year term
the Executive Committee is Valary Schulz, with Matador Resources,
Dallas, this year's chair of the House of Delegates.