B. "Jim" Blankenship has assumed the duties as AAPG geoscience
joined AAPG from ConocoPhillips in Houston, where he was manager
of Integrated Studies, Upstream Technology. Previously he was manager
of Basin Fluids and Systems, Upstream Technology.
of Colorado, he holds a bachelor's degree in geology from California
State University, Long Beach. A member of AAPG since 1975, he also
is a member of the Division of Environmental Geosciences.
joined Phillips in 1985 and held a number of positions, including
basin evaluation manager at the Bartlesville, Okla., headquarters;
exploration manager for U.K. and Ireland, based in Woking, U.K.;
exploration manager for the FSU; international future ventures manager;
and other positions involving domestic and international exploration.
joining Phillips, Blankenship held posts with Aminoil USA, Southern
California Gas Co., McCulloch Oil and Core Laboratories.
director, Blankenship will oversee the activities of the Hedberg
Research conferences; services/career (education) department; scientific
publications, including the BULLETIN; and science products marketing,
as well as AAPG Datapages.