Regions Committee

The IRC is a coordinating committee ultimately designed to provide sustainable growth in International membership at a minimum of 5% annually and maximum target of 20% annually. The IRC should provide a forum for helping generate and establish multiple services for individual regions. This includes: 

  1. Recommend sites to the EC and AAPG staff for workshops, short courses, DL visits, field trips and regional conferences; 
  2. Provide local or regional AAPG affiliated societies and contacts to host above events; 
  3. Share best practices for hosting events; 
  4. Provide contacts for potential AAPG student chapters to AAPG staff; 
  5. Submit nominations to Advisory Council for elected officers, and honors and awards; 
  6. Consider sites for potential local offices which might be capable becoming financially self-sustaining, either in cooperation with other societies or strictly as AAPG. 
David C. Blanchard David C. Blanchard Africa President 2014-2016
Jonathan Craig Jonathan Craig Europe President 2015-2017 Eni Upstream and Technical Services
Peter Desmond Grant Peter Desmond Grant Asia Pacific President 2015-2017 International Energy Solutions
Robert Kuchinski Robert Kuchinski Middle East President 2015-2017 Weatherford
Francois C. Marechal Francois C. Marechal Canada President 2013-2017 Quicksilver Resources Canada
Victor H. Vega Victor H. Vega Latin America President 2015-2017 Shell Americas
Peter William Baillie Peter William Baillie Asia Pacific Past President 2014-2017 CGG
Peter Mark Lloyd Peter Mark Lloyd Executive Committee Liaison 2015-2017 Asia Pacific Training Ltd.
Pedro A. Alarcon Medina Pedro A. Alarcon Medina Latin America President Elect 2015-2017 Consultant
William Paul Bosworth William Paul Bosworth Africa President Elect 2014-2016 Apache Egypt Companies
James S. McGhay James S. McGhay Committee Manager 2015-2018 Mid-Con Energy
Vaughn Grant Thompson Vaughn Grant Thompson Committee Manager 2015-2018 California Resources Corporation
Chris A. Oglesby Chris A. Oglesby Asia Pacific Vice President 2015-2017 Mubadala Petroleum
Carol Cain McGowen Carol Cain McGowen Staff Liaison 2006-2016 American Association of Petr. Geologists
Maren Leigh Blair Maren Leigh Blair Canada Vice President Treasurer 2014-2016 Sproule Associates Ltd.
Reetu Ragini Reetu Ragini Asia Pacific Secretary 2015-2017 Schlumberger
Michael McWalter Michael McWalter Asia Pacific Treasurer 2015-2017 Government of Papua New Guinea

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