They Had a Great Meeting ... But Wait, There's More!

Published
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

The main purpose of AAPG President Charles Sternbach’s visit to Calgary this week was his opportunity to deliver the keynote address to the CSPG and AAPG Canada Region’s monthly luncheon. His topic was The Permian Basin (Prototype Super Basins) and Other Super Basins: Discovery Thinking, Innovation and Lessons.

It was a terrific talk, presented to a great gathering.

An added attraction was the chance for CSPG and AAPG members to meet Sternbach at a special President’s Reception.

Again, a wonderful experience.

University of Calgary
University of Calgary

But some of the biggest smiles of his trip to Canada may have come from an unplanned excursion – a “bonus” surprise visit to Mount Royal University and a chance to talk to, meet and then spend time with a large number of the school’s geoscience students.

“Who knew it would be a packed house?” Sternbach laughed. “Free pizza does the trick …”

The trip was arranged by past AAPG president (and Calgary resident) John Hogg. And the two presidents brought a personal passion to the visit: Both were once presidents of their respective AAPG student chapters.

The MRU visit completed Sternbach’s visits to geoscience schools in Calgary, complementing his visit to the University of Calgary – courtesy of professor Per Pedersen and Federico Krause, brother of Historical Highlights editor Hans Krause – and it’s 500 undergraduate and 200 graduate geoscience students.

Meanwhile, the MRU students had dozens of questions for Sternbach: What skills will be needed in tomorrow’s energy world? What can you tell us about hydraulic fracturing? Petroleum systems? And what’s the story behind the U.S.-Canadian oil price differential?

Sternbach gladly and anxiously answered any and all comers – and even had a few questions of his own for the students and others who had gathered. “It was fun to give a talk to such a great group and meet so many wonderful people,” he said. “I learned a lot about Canadian geology.”

And that helped make the trip a memory to remember.

“They were really informative and inspiring to me.”

What Can I Do?

Add Item

Enter Notes:
 
* You must be logged in to name and customize your collection.
Recommend Recommend
Printable Version Printable Version Email to a friend Email to a friend

See Also: ACE Program Paper

ACE Program Paper Exhibition Hall Spatial and Temporal Evolution of an Ancient Fluvial Meanderbelt (Upper Cretaceous Dinosaur Park Formation, Southeastern Alberta, Canada) With Emphasis on Characterization of Counter Point Bar Deposits Spatial and Temporal Evolution of an Ancient Fluvial Meanderbelt (Upper Cretaceous Dinosaur Park Formation, Southeastern Alberta, Canada) With Emphasis on Characterization of Counter Point Bar Deposits Desktop /Portals/0/images/ace/2015/luncheon heros/ace2015-tp4-siliciclastics.jpg?width=100&h=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true 15317
ACE Program Paper Exhibition Hall Comparison of Pore Evolution in the Barnett, Eagle Ford (Boquillas), and Woodford Shale With Regard to Thermal Maturation by Laboratory Pyrolysis Comparison of Pore Evolution in the Barnett, Eagle Ford (Boquillas), and Woodford Shale With Regard to Thermal Maturation by Laboratory Pyrolysis Desktop /Portals/0/images/ace/2015/luncheon heros/ace2015-tp-student-posters.jpg?width=100&h=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true 14794

See Also: Explorer Article

Explorer Article Celebrating 50 Years of Commitment to AAPG Celebrating 50 Years of Commitment to AAPG Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/meta_AAPG_200x200-rev.jpg?width=100&h=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true 57860

See Also: Explorer Foundation Update

Explorer Foundation Update AAPG Foundation Cancels 2020 Trustee Associates Meeting AAPG Foundation Cancels 2020 Trustee Associates Meeting Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/AAPG-Foundation-Cancels-2020-Trustee-Associates-Meeting-hero.jpg?width=100&h=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true 57859

See Also: Explorer President’s Column

Explorer President’s Column Our Suspicions, Mathematically Confirmed Our Suspicions, Mathematically Confirmed Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/fritz-rick-july20.jpg?width=100&h=100&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=75amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true 57858