Dr. John G.
Dr. John G. Kaldi
Chief Scientist; Professor
Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC); Chair of Geosequestration, Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide, Australia
Academic Degrees

  • 1978 Ph.D. Geology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
  • 1975 M.Sc. Geology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
  • 1972 B.Sc. (Hons), Geology, University of London, London, England
  • 1971 Certificate, Liberal Arts, (Pre-Med Program), New York University, New York, New York, USA


  • 1998 – Present University of Adelaide, Australian School of Petroleum, Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC), Chief Scientist; Professor; Chair of Geosequestration; Storage Program Manager; Education and Training Program Manager; Head of School; Director; National Centre for Petroleum Geology & Geophysics, Adelaide, Australia
  • 1997-98 VICO Indonesia, Chief Geologist, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 1991-97 ARCO Indonesia, Geological Specialist, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 1987-91 ARCO Oil and Gas Co., Senior Reservoir Geologist, Plano, Texas, USA
  • 1982-87 Shell Canada, Senior Research Geologist, Calgary, Canada
  • 1980-82 Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Research Geologist, Regina, Canada
  • 1978-80 InterCon Geological Consultants, Contract Geologist/Petrographer


AAPG Activities

  • Honorary Member, Joined AAPG 1982; Division of Environmental Geosciences (DEG) 2005; Division of Professional Affairs (DPA) Certification #6140, 2012; Energy Minerals Division (EMD)
  • ACE Organizing Committee, 2014-15
  • Executive Committee, Regions Vice President, 2013-15
  • Executive Committee Liaison, 2013-15, Global Events Oversight (GEvO) Committee; Distinguished Lecture Committee; Ethics Committee; International Regions Committee
  • Audit Review Committee, 2013-15
  • House of Delegates Delegate, Asia Pacific Region, Australia 1999-14; HoD Delegate-At-Large, 2013-15; HoD Resolutions Committee, 2004-07; Vice Chair, 2006-07; HoD Nominations & Elections Committee, 2005-09, 2003-04; HoD Future of Earth Scientists Committee, 2000-01; HoD Honors & Awards Committee, 2009-11
  • Distinguished Lecturer, European Region, 2009-10; Asia Pacific Region, 2002-03
  • AAPG/SPE/SEG Joint Research Convener; Co-Chair; Hedberg, Vancouver, Canada, 2009
  • Visiting Geologist Committee, 2008 – present Education Committee, 2007 – 2016
  • Ad Hoc Committee, 100th Anniversary, 2007-10
  • Technical Program Committee Chair, Program Coordinator, AAPG International Conference & Exhibition (ICE), Perth, Australia, 2006
  • Visiting Geoscientist Program (VGP), 2004-13; Chair, 2008-11; Vice Chair, 2005-08
  • AAPG Asia Pacific Region President, 2002-05; Advisory Council, 2002-05; Secretary, 1998-02; AAPG Special Lecturer, 1995-96
  • Technical Program Committee, Program Coordinator, Oral Session Co-Chair, AAPG/Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA) Convention, Bali, 2000
  • AAPG Hedberg Conference Convener, 2002; 1993
  • International Regions Committee (IRC), 2001-10,1992-98; Chair, 2005-08
  • Reservoir Development Committee, 1990-93
  • Research Committee, 1984-87
  • Grants-in-Aid Committee, 1983-86

AAPG Honors & Awards

  • AAPG HoD 15-Year Certificate of Service Award, 2014
  • AAPG Certificate of Merit, AAPG ICE 2012 Singapore Technical Program Co-Chair, 2013
  • AAPG Certificate of Merit, Visiting Geoscientist Program Committee Chair, 2011
  • AAPG HoD 9-Year Certificate of Service Award, 2010
  • AAPG Certificate of Appreciation, Distinguished Lecturer, European Region, 2009
  • AAPG Division of Environmental Geology Outreach Award, 2009
  • AAPG Honorary Membership Award, 2009
  • AAPG Certificate of Merit, International Regions Committee Chair, 2008
  • AAPG Certificate of Merit, Technical Program Co-Chair, International Conference, Perth, 2006
  • AAPG Distinguished Service Award, 2006
  • AAPG Certificate of Merit, Asia Pacific Region President, 2005
  • AAPG Certificate of Appreciation, Distinguished Lecturer, 2004
  • AAPG Certificate of Merit, Initiating Bali International Region, 2000
  • AAPG Distinguished Service Award, 1997
  • AAPG Special Commendation Award, 1997


  • Around 30 published papers and 30 presentations for all of the mentioned associations and other institutions.

Section 4. Vice President, Regions

The Vice President, Regions, when elected earlier than the Vice President, Sections, shall perform the duties of the President in the absence or inability of the President to serve. The Vice President, Regions, when elected earlier than the Vice President, Sections, shall assume the office of President in case of a vacancy for any cause in that office; and shall perform such duties as may be assigned by the President. The Vice President, Regions shall, with his or her other duties, concern himself or herself with the activities of the Association in respect to International Regions. A Vice President, Regions elected pursuant to the provisions of Section 12 of this Article II shall be presumed for the purposes of this Section 4 to have been elected on the date of his or her predecessor’s election

Executive Committee