Hogg Voted AAPG President-Elect

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

John Hogg, an AAPG Honorary member and vice president of exploration and operations for MGM Energy Corp., in Calgary, Canada, has been voted president-elect by the AAPG membership for the 2014-15 term and will serve as AAPG president in 2015-16.

Also elected were:

  • Vice president-Sections – Steve Brachman, vice president of exploration and development, Wapiti Energy, Houston.
  • Treasurer – Jim Tucker, former longtime geologist for Saudi Aramco and now a consulting geolgoist in Houston.

Both the vice president-Sections and treasurer will serve two-year terms.

The newly elected officers will begin their duties on July 1, serving on an Executive Committee headed by Randi Martinsen, with Hydrocarbon InSight in Laramie, Wyo., who assumes the AAPG presidency.

Others on the 2014-15 committee – and serving the final year of their two-year term of service – are vice president-Regions John Kaldi, Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, and secretary Richard W. Ball, Chevron, Angola Block O, Houston. Serving the second year of his three-year term is editor Michael Sweet, ExxonMobil Production, Houston.

Also on the new committee will be David Dolph, team lead for global exploration-new ventures, Nexen Energy ULC, Calgary, Canada, who will assume the chair of the House of Delegates.

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