Independent geologist Paul Britt, president of Houston-based Texplore, has been voted president-elect by the AAPG membership for the 2015-16 term and will serve as AAPG president in 2016-17.
Also elected to the incoming AAPG Executive Committee were:
- Vice president-Regions – Peter Lloyd, honorary professor, Asia Pacific Training Ltd., Falicon, France.
- Secretary – Heather L. LaReau, senior geologist, Noble Energy, Denver.
Both the vice president-Regions and secretary serve two-year terms.
The newly elected officers will begin their duties on July 1, serving on an Executive Committee headed by AAPG Honorary member John Hogg, president of Skybattle Resources Ltd., Calgary, Canada, who assumes the AAPG presidency on that date.
Also new on the committee will be Robert Shoup, a consulting geologist with Subsurface Consultants and Associates, Houston, who will assume the chair of the AAPG House of Delegates.
Others on the 2015-16 committee who will be serving the final year of their two-year terms of service are vice president-Sections Steve Brachman, vice president of exploration and development at Wapiti Energy, Houston; and treasurer Jim Tucker, a Houston-based consultant with Occam Resources. Also serving the final year of his three-year term is elected editor Michael Sweet, geocience technical team lead for ExxonMobil Angola Production, Houston.
Voting results revealed that a little over 30 percent of the 14,826 eligible voters cast ballots in this year’s election, and nearly 64 percent of the voting was done online.