AAPG’s three Divisions have announced the results of their officer elections. The respective executive committees will be seated on July 1.
The results are:
They will join a DEG Executive Committee for 2009-10 that also includes Michael A. Jacobs, Pioneer Natural Resources, Midland, Texas, president; James W. Castle, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C., editor; and Rebecca Dodge, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, past-president.
They will join a DPA Executive Committee for 2009-10 that also includes Paul W. Britt, Texplore Inc., Houston, president; Michael A. Fogarty, consultant, Canaan, N.H., treasurer; and Rick L. Ericksen, State Board of Registered Professional Geologists, Jackson, Miss., past-president.
Newly elected EMD Councilors (2009-11 term) are:
They will join an EMD Executive Committee for 2009-10 that also includes Frank E. Walles, Devon Energy, The Woodlands, Texas, president; and Amy E. Sullivan, Shell, Houston, secretary.
The Division of Environmental Geosciences (DEG), a division of AAPG, is concerned with increasing awareness of the environment and the petroleum industry and providing AAPG with a scientific voice in the public arena. Among its objectives are educating members about important environmental issues, supporting and encouraging research on the effects of exploration and production on the environment, and communicating scientific information to concerned governmental agencies.
The Division of Professional Affairs (DPA), a division of AAPG, seeks to promote professionalism and ethical standards, provide a means for professional certification of petroleum geologists, coal geologists, and petroleum geophysicists, assist in career planning, and improve the professional well-being of AAPG members. For more information about the DPA and its activities, visit the DPA Web site.
The Energy Minerals Division (EMD), a division of AAPG, is dedicated to addressing the special concerns of energy resource geologists working with energy resources other than conventional oil and gas, providing a vehicle to keep abreast of the latest developments in the geosciences and associated technology. EMD works in concert with the DEG to serve energy resource and environmental geologists.