Explorer President’s Column

I’m writing November’s President’s Column on day 19 after Hurricane Michael devasted the Panhandle communities in Bay County, Florida on Oct. 10, 2018. I was driving from the AAPG Eastern Section Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa. to the California University of Pennsylvania for an AAPG Visiting Geoscientist lecture and pulled to the side of the road to watch the weather radar at 12:43 p.m. as the west side of the eye of a hurricane, two knots shy of a Category 5, passed over my hometown of Panama City.

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Emphasis Article

The world is awash in oil at the moment, but with chronic underinvestment in exploration coupled with global energy demand steadily rising, the stage may be set for an oil price spike in the years to come, according to some analysts. Others, on the other hand, predict that improved production methods and project efficiency will go a long way toward meeting supply demands with existing reserves.

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Foundation Update

Nestled between Idaho’s Boulder-White Clouds and the Sawtooth Range, between a batholith and Paleozoic sediments, and the volcanic Snake River Plain is a narrow, linear hollow known as “Sun Valley.” Sun Valley has been a seasonal home to many celebrities, including American novelist Ernest Hemingway, and champion skiers since the late 1930s. And for a few wonderful days in August, Sun Valley Resort was home to our Trustee Associates for their annual meeting.

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Explorer Division Column DPA

In early August, we learned that a Texas Sunset Review Board had recommended the elimination of the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists. Our local AAPG-affiliated societies quickly organized an information campaign and defense for the TBPG. This shows the importance of strong, well organized local affiliates. This situation also raises several questions about the professional status of geologists in our society and how we view ourselves.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Innovation, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills are as important to the arts as they are to the Earth sciences. That’s why Earth Science Week 2018 is celebrating the theme of “Earth as Inspiration,” promoting public understanding of the geosciences and emphasizing artistic expression as a powerful way of strengthening Earth science education in the 21st century.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Explorer Article

Expect a boom in upstream oil and gas mergers and acquisitions activity in the coming months. More than $50 billion in deals are now in play in the upstream sector in the United States alone.

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wwwUpdate Blog

AAPG headquarters and the Eastern Section are pleased to announce the newly elected Eastern Section leadership.

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

Every time I meet with financial professionals I hear the same questions. They are trying to determine my confidence level in my ideas and in my other team members.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Assistant Professor of Hydrogeology

The Boone Pickens School of Geology at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a tenure- track, assistant professor position in physical hydrogeology. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2023. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. degree in geosciences or a related field at the time of appointment. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. The School encourages applications from candidates from underrepresented groups in the geosciences.

Donna Caraway Willette Donna Caraway Willette President (2021-2022) Illinois State Geological Survey (217) 244-0116
Brian Panetta, Phd Brian Panetta, Phd Past President (2021-2022) NA 8145747618
Ian Alan Thomas Ian Alan Thomas Vice President (2021-2022) Olympus Energy 713-203-3871
Autumn Haagsma Autumn Haagsma Secretary (2021-2022) Battelle Memorial Institute 6144244843
Cole Bowers Cole Bowers Treasurer (2021-2022) Greylock Energy 304-633-5805

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