USGS Director Is Mid-Continent Lunch SpeakerMark Myers, the recently named director of the U.S. Geological Survey, will be the All-Convention Luncheon speaker for this year’s annual convention of the AAPG Mid-Continent Section.
The meeting will be Sept. 8-11 at the Airport Hilton Hotel and Convention Center in Wichita, Kan. The theme is “New Ideas – More Oil and Gas.”
Exploring that theme will be 52 papers and 15 posters that reflect the state-of-art developments on everything from shale gas to multi-component 4-D seismic in sandstone reservoirs. They will be complemented by a sold-out exhibits area.
New this year for the Mid-Continent is an emphasis on student participation, first with no registration fees, and second via a job fair for students, to be held on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 10-11.
Myers, an AAPG member, is Alaska’s former state geologist and head of Alaska’s Geological Survey. He is the 14th director of the USGS since its inception in 1879.
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