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Every year both the AAPG and its divisions call on its members to step forward into leadership roles as they are able. As the Immediate past president of the Division of Environmental Sciences, one way that I serve the Division is to seek officer candidates for open positions in 2020-21. Open DEG positions are the president-elect, vice-president and editor. While we have written descriptions of each office and its duties (available upon request), let me share my observations on these officer positions.

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Division Column DEG

In order to support our modern society in an ever- growing global population, energy supplies must converge to meet that growing demand.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Division Column DEG

If there was one personal lesson that I learned while moving from conventional oil and gas exploration efforts to broach the realm of unconventional resources more than 15 years ago, it is that many, if not all paradigms were bound to be broken. This sometimes came with a degree of trepidation. The less obvious answers were often tied to challenging previously accepted principles in the hope that another conundrum could be solved. The repeated increases in estimated global and domestic ultimate recoverable reserves attest to the fact that we did not know what we thought we knew. Likewise, there is still much that we have yet to figure out.

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

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Mobile /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/2018-12dec-newsletterDEG-cover.jpg?width=287&quality=90amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true 50423 Spheres of Influence Issue: Spheres of Influence Issue

In this issue:

  • Zabriskie Point of Death Valley
  • DEG Invited Speakers and Planned Technical Sessions, ACE 2019 Meeting
  • Industry and the Environment: News from Recent Professional Meetings

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