Visiting Geoscientist Program Committee

The function of the Committee on Visiting Geoscientist Program is to provide college and university students worldwide a balanced picture of geosciences in the petroleum, energy minerals, and environmental industries; provide information about careers in the geosciences; present a positive image of a geoscience professional; and encourage geoscience career options for young scientists of high caliber. These goals will be achieved through direct student contact during college and university visits by active geoscientists. To maintain active status as a VG, each committee member must complete at least one visit per fiscal year. This program is funded through the generosity of the Visiting Geoscientists, their companies, the AAPG Foundation and AAPG.

Robbie Rice Gries Robbie Rice Gries Chair 2014-2017 Priority Oil & Gas LLC
Andras Nemeth Andras Nemeth Chair 2011-2017 MOL Plc.
Samuel Olusegun Akande Samuel Olusegun Akande Africa Coordinator 2014-2017 University of Ilorin
Sa'id A. Al-Hajri Sa'id A. Al-Hajri Middle East Coordinator 2014-2017 Saudi Aramco
David C. Blanchard David C. Blanchard Africa-Northern Coordinator 2014-2017 DB Global Energy Consultants, LLC
Janos Csizmeg Janos Csizmeg Europe-East Coordinator 2015-2018 Vermilion Energy Central&Eastern Europe
Herman Darman Herman Darman Asia Pacific Coordinator 2014-2017 PT Eksindo Pratama, Indonesia
Douglas Vincent Davis, Jr. Douglas Vincent Davis, Jr. Mid-Continent Coordinator 2014-2017 D-EX Production Co.
Dallas Brogdon Dunlap Dallas Brogdon Dunlap Gulf Coast Coordinator 2016-2018 Bureau of Economic Geology
David Jacob Entzminger David Jacob Entzminger Southwest Coordinator 2014-2017
Laura Ann Mauro Johnson Laura Ann Mauro Johnson Rocky Mountain Coordinator 2015-2018 Anschutz Exploration Corporation
Michelle Judson Michelle Judson Pacific Section Coordinator 2014-2017
Monika Mojelski Monika Mojelski Canada Coordinator 2015-2018 Quicksilver Resources Inc Canada
Noelle Joy Purcell Noelle Joy Purcell Gulf Coast Coordinator 2016-2017 Shell
Dwandari Ralanarko Dwandari Ralanarko Asia Pacific Coordinator 2015-2018 CNOOC Southeast Asia, Indonesia
Frank Ryan Frank Ryan Canada Coordinator 2015-2018
Ione L. Taylor Ione L. Taylor Eastern Section Coordinator 2014-2017 Queen's University
Andrew Zolnai Andrew Zolnai Europe-West Coordinator 2016-2019 Sole Proprietorship
Natasha Marie Rigg Natasha Marie Rigg Committee Manager 2015-2018
Mike S. Mlynek Mike S. Mlynek Staff Liaison 2004-2018 AAPG
Lorry Oldefest Lorry Oldefest Staff Liaison 2016-2018 AAPG
Emily Amber Fisher MEMBER 2014-2017 Aera Energy LLC
Plamen Nikolov Ganev MEMBER 2011-2017 Aera Energy LLC

Historical Information

Committee Reports

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