In 1997, led by Steve Laubach, the AAPG Reservoir Deformation Research Group (RDRG) was established at the AAPG Dallas convention as an informal technical interest group. The following year the RDRG was designated a standing sub-committee of the Research Committee. Yearly the RDRG met on Tuesday evenings at the Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE) for a short social gathering of scientists and practitioners with interests in structure, mechanics, fluid flow, and their interfaces with engineering, rock mechanics, and geophysics.

The group meetings provided an informal setting that promoted discussion and interaction between academic and industry researchers on structural geology and related exploration and development issues. In 2013, in cooperation with the AAPG Research Committee and the AAPG Executive Committee, the Petroleum Structure and Geomechanics Division (PSGD) formed as a collaborative association with the AAPG of individuals in the discipline areas of structural geology and reservoir geomechanics.

Following are the reports from these meetings.

PSGD Report

The Reservoir Deformation Research Group met at the 2003 annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The chair for the meeting was Don Medwedeff and the co-chair was JP Evans.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
PSGD Report

The Reservoir Deformation Research Group met at the 2002 annual meeting in Houston.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
PSGD Report

The Reservoir Deformation Research Group met at the 2001 annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
PSGD Report

The Reservoir Deformation Research Group met at the 2000 annual meeting in New Orleans.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
PSGD Report

The Reservoir Deformation Research Group met at the 1999 annual meeting in Dallas.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
PSGD Report

The RDRG group had a lively and stimulating first official meeting on Tuesday, May 19 during the AAPG annual meeting in Salt Lake City. A major concern of the organizers of the 1998 meeting was to achieve a meaningful and interesting discussion that involved audience participation. This goal was met. The meeting was led by Randy Marrett, Chair, Peter Hennings, Co-Chair and Steve Laubach, Research Committee Liaison.

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PSGD Report

As the Reservoir Deformation Research Group a meeting was held at the 1997 annual meeting in Dallas.

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