DL Speakers on Tour in April

Four AAPG Distinguished Lecturers will be presenting talks in April, including the spring tour of AAPG Elected Editor Stephen Laubach.

Those speaking this month are:
Stephen Laubach
Stephen Laubach

♦ Stephen Laubach, geologist with the Bureau of Economic Geology in Austin, Texas. His lecture is titled “Structural Diagenesis, Resource Plays, The Highlands of Scotland and Curriculum Development.”

Laubach will be on tour April 2-13, and dates are still being added to his western North America itinerary. At press time his stops included:

  • April 9 – Salt Lake City (Utah Geological Association).
  • April 10 – Calgary, Canada (Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists).
  • April 11 – Billings, Mont. (Montana Geological Society).
  • April 12 – Saskatoon, Canada (University of Saskatchewan).
Dale A. Leckie
Dale A. Leckie

♦ Dale A. Leckie, chief geologist at Nexen Inc., in Calgary, Canada, and this year’s Haas-Pratt Lecturer, who offers two talks: “Anatomy of an Unconformity and Its Earliest Overlying Fill – The Basinwide Sub-Cretaceous unconformity of Western Canada” and “A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Geology of the Athabasca Oil Sands.” His stops are:

  • April 9 – University of Minnesota.
  • April 10 – Bowling Green State University.
  • April 12 – Pittsburgh Association of Petroleum Geologists.
  • April 13 – University of Iowa.
Quinn R. Passey
Quinn R. Passey

♦ Quinn R. Passey, senior formation evaluation consultant for ExxonMobil Upstream Research, Houston. His international lecture is “My Source Rock is Now My Shale-Gas Reservoir – Geological and Petrophysical Characterization of Organic-Rich Rocks,” and his European tour started in March. Remaining lecture dates are:

  • April 2 – RWE Dea and University of Hamburg, Germany.
  • April 3 – Geneva University, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • April 4 – ENI offices, Milan, Italy.
W.C. “Rusty” Riese
W.C. “Rusty” Riese

♦ W.C. “Rusty” Riese, AAPG’s Ethics Lecturer, will present his talk, “Oil Spills, Ethics and Society: How They Intersect and Where the Responsibilities Reside” on Tuesday, April 24, at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Long Beach, Calif.

Riese’s talk will begin at 5:10 p.m. in room 102 of the Long Beach Convention Center.

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