2006-07 Executive Committee Seated
Billingsley Takes Helm of AAPG
Lee T. Billingsley, vice president of exploration for Abraxas Petroleum Corp. in San Antonio, on July 1 assumed the leadership of the Association’s Executive Committee as president for 2006-07.
Billingsley, a native of Spokane, Wash., holds a master’s in geology from Colorado School of Mines and earned bachelor’s and doctorate degrees from Texas A&M.
He began his career as an exploration geologist with Tenneco in Denver, later joined American Quasar and was a consultant as he pursued his doctorate. He then joined Monterrey Petroleum in San Antonio before forming Sandia Oil & Gas Corp.
He took the Abraxas post in 1998.
Joining Billingsley on the Executive Committee is Willard R. “Will” Green, a Midland, Texas, independent, who recently was voted president-elect by the AAPG membership. Green will serve as president in 2007-08.
Others recently elected to the 2006-07 Executive Committee are:
- Vice president -- John C. Dolson, exploration adviser, TNK-BP, Moscow, Russia.
- Treasurer -- Randi Martinsen, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo.
Remaining on the committee are:
- Secretary -- J. Michael Party, division exploration manager for Wagner & Brown, Midland, Texas, who is completing his two-year term.
- Editor -- Ernest Mancini, of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, who is serving the third year of a three-year term.
Also joining the Executive Committee is Larry Jones, of Spartan Petroleum Corp. in Houston, who serves as this year’s chairman of the House of Delegates.