David Dolph was voted chair-elect of the AAPG House of Delegates during the group’s recent meeting in Pittsburgh before the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition.
Dolph, with Nexen Petroleum International in Calgary, Canada, will serve as the House’s chair-elect for the 2013-14 term, and then will assume the chair for the 2014-15 term.
Delegates also elected Dan Billman, Mars, Pa., as the House secretary-editor.
The HoD chair for 2013-14 is Lawrence H. Wickstrom, with Wickstrom Geoscience in Worthington, Ohio, who also will sit on the AAPG Executive Committee for the coming year.
All assume their offices July1.
In other HoD action, the delegates:
- Approved the creation of a new technical division of AAPG, to be called the Petroleum Structure and Geomechanics Division.
- Approved a proposal to change the boundary between AAPG’s Asia Pacific and Europe Regions, which means five central Asian countries – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – are now part of the Europe Region.