Best-selling author Simon Winchester will be the featured speaker at the All-Convention Luncheon in Denver, but that's not the only special luncheon that's planned for the upcoming AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition.
Other luncheons, all slated for the Colorado Convention Center, are:
♦ The DPA Luncheon, at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, featuring Mark R. Williams, senior vice president of exploration and development for Whiting Petroleum Corp., who will be talking on "Evolution of Unconventional Oil Plays from early Innovations to Future Challenges."
♦ The DEG Luncheon, at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3, featuring Larry Wickstrom, president of Wickstrom Geoscience LLC, who will be talking on "Brine Injection, Hydraulic Fracturing and Induced Seismicity - Can Unbiased Science Prevail in an Overtly Political Society?"
♦ The EMD Luncheon, at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3, featuring Frances Hein, EMD president and chief geologist for Alberta Energy Regulator, who will be talking about "Alberta's Oil Sands: Big Challenges, Big Rewards."
♦ The SEPM Luncheon, at noon on Wednesday, June 3, featuring Joe Macquaker, senior researcher for ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co., talking on "Diagenesis: The Underappreciated Factor Controlling Mudstone Variability and the Role It Plays on Hydrocarbon Systems and Our Record of Long-Term Stratigraphic Variability."