Marvin P. Carlson
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, BS 1957, MS 1963, PhD 1969, all in Geology. Faculty member at UN-L, on Nebraska Geological Survey, since 1958.
Work profile includes providing perspectives on the utilization of natural resources for decision-makers, K-12 earth science teachers, and the general public. Non-technical publications include books on Geology of Nebraska and Oil and Gas in Nebraska. Has published technical papers and given professional presentations principally on basement tectonics and Paleozoic stratigraphy.
A charter member of DEG, an At-Large Member of the Advisory Board, and previously chaired the Liaison Committee. Within AAPG, currently Vice-Chair of the Core and Sample Preservation Committee, on the Mentoring Committee, and served as Faculty Advisor for the AAPG Student Chapter at UN-L. A Fellow of the Geological Society of America and Deputy Chief Trustee for the International Basement Tectonics Association.
Why I accepted the invitation to be a candidate for DEG president.
DEG was created to promote the role of earth scientists as active participants in correcting the environmental problems of the past and avoiding those of the future. DEG must also play an important role in shaping the environmental agenda as fossil energy continues to be a major factor in our society. We must convey to our AAPG membership the importance of maintaining both an environmental and an economic perspective. We must communicate to the public, the importance of a conservation, not a preservation, approach to resource utilization in order to achieve the quality of life that our world citizens desire.
Robert (Bob) J. Menzie, Jr.
California State University, Northridge, BS, Geology. Advanced Environmental Professional, Marathon Oil Company, Anchorage, Alaska.
Menzie is the senior environmental professional of Marathon's Alaska Region, responsible for air permitting, waste management, groundwater and soil assessment and remediation projects. He is the environmental permit coordinator for a multi-well drilling program. Menzie served a one-year term as Environmental Committee Chairman for the Alaska Oil and Gas Association. From 1993 to1998, Menzie served as Environmental Committee Chairman for the West Texas Geological Society and was also significantly involved in the development of risk assessment regulations for the state of New Mexico. Since 1998, Menzie has been a Technical Advisor for the DOE Upstream Environmental Technology Partnership Program.
Menzie is a 15-year member of the AAPG, a Charter member of DEG, a California Registered Geologist, and a Certified Petroleum Geologist. He is currently serving a three-year term as the Pacific Section Advisory Board representative, and is a member of the DEG Research Committee. Now Managing Editor of the journal, Environmental Geosciences, he received Honorary Membership in the DEG for his work as its first editor from 1993 to 1998, taking the journal from idea to reality. Menzie served as Membership Chairman (1999-2000); panelist, AAPG Career Transitions workshop (1999); Ad Hoc Marketing Committee (1996-1999); and, co-taught a DEG seminar on environmental assessment (1994). Menzie has received the Certificate of Merit (1997) and the Certificate of Appreciation (1997) for his past work. Menzie was 1993 Technical Program Chairman for the Pacific Section Annual Meeting. Menzie has published articles on environmental practices, including two new DEG fact sheets on environmental aspects of coalbed methane production.
Menzie's other AAPG activities include a membership on the Ad Hoc Committee on Global Climate Change (1997-2000) and AAPG Publications Committee (1997-2000). Recently, Menzie was appointed to the Government Affairs Committee of the DPA.
Why I accepted the invitation to be a candidate for DEG president.
The DEG has grown tremendously and has also accomplished many goals in its short history. If elected, it will be a great honor to carry forward the momentum that the prior leadership has afforded with their hard work. My principal goal would be to foster the positive and helpful aspects that DEG provides not only to its members, but also to the AAPG membership. Although not my idea, an example of this would be for DEG to work toward developing Best Environmental Practices for E&P Operations. Secondly, I want to commit my time to an organization that has provided much personal and professional support and growth, continuing education, technical knowledge, career enhancement, and networking opportunities. My third goal would be to foster the image that the environmental professional is an important partner of the E&P team.
Adekunle A. Adesida
University of Ibadan, BSc (Honors), Geology. University of Ife, (now Obafemi Awolowo University), MSc, Applied Geology, 1980. Co-operate Exploration Advisor on Joint Venture Matter, Lagos.
Adekunle Adesida's 20-year professional career has included work with Shell affiliates in Lagos, Holland, and Brunei. He later worked in the Geological Laboratory and Regional Study team in Warri. Adesida's specialties include regional geology, sequence (bio) stratigraphy, lithostratigraphy, and basin evaluation/modeling. His interests also include sustainable environment through efficient management, hydrogeology, groundwater modeling, and hydrogeological practices. He has published many technical papers on environmental waste management and he provides specialist advice on waste reduction/ management and soil and water remediation.
Professional activities have included Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) as Coordinator, International Committee; committees for two NAPE Conferences and Exhibitions; Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society; Society of Petroleum Engineers; International Association of Sedimentologists; Secretary, Oil Producers Trade Section, Exploration Subcommittee; and Secretary, National Stratigraphic Committee of the Niger Delta.
As an Active Member of AAPG since 1986, Adesida later became a member of DEG, EMD, and DPA. He participated in recent AAPG Annual Leadership Conferences in Tulsa. Other AAPG activities include House of Delegates, for NAPE and Chairman, Hydrogeology Committee; Coordinator, Africa Section Membership; DEG Environmental Issues Committee; Advisory Board Membership Committee; and AAPG Facilitator for Grants-in-Aids for Nigerian postgraduate students.
John A. Lopez
Louisiana State University, BS, Geology. University of Southern California, MS, Geology. Adjunct Faculty and Doctorate Candidate in Engineering and Applied Sciences-Coastal Geology, University of New Orleans.
John is a Charter member of the DEG and a member of AAPG since 1976. He recently was Vice Chair for the DEG Program at the AAPG convention in New Orleans. He is Vice Chair for the S.T.R.O.N.G.E.R. organization, which reviews state oil and gas waste regulations. Since 1996, he has been a director for the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. He is an AAPG Certified Petroleum Geologist.
John had a 20-year career with Amoco in New Orleans and for the past 19 years has been heavily involved in the environmental community—principally in Louisiana's coastal restoration program. Five consecutive times, he has been Executive Chairman for the Basics of the Basin Research Symposium, addressing the environmental condition of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. In 1994, he co-authored the Comprehensive Management plan for the Pontchartrain Basin. His current research is on the role of active faulting in coastal subsidence wetland loss. In 1998, John wrote an EXPLORER article suggesting that geoscientists expand their role as natural systems managers and community leaders.
Dr. Ian W. Moxon
University of California, Los Angeles, BSc, Geology. Stanford University, PhD, Geology. University of Calgary, currently enrolled, Environmental Management Certificate program. Senior Geologist, BP Canada Energy Company, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Dr. Moxon has been a member of AAPG since 1990 and a DEG member since 1994. He is currently Vice-Chairman of DEG's Environmental Issues Committee, having served on that committee since 1999.
Dr. Moxon's 10 years of professional experience as a petroleum geologist includes production and operations work in West Texas; exploration and production work in Western Canada; field work in Egypt; geophysical work for Australia's Geological Survey Organization; and regional studies of petroleum potential of North Africa, southern Europe, and the South Atlantic Ocean margins. For various asset management teams in Western Canada, Dr. Moxon developed prospects, and planned and implemented drill programs in collaboration with Drilling and Health, Safety, and Environment Teams.
Dr. Moxon has worked with environmental professionals to gain regulatory approvals and minimize the environmental impacts of seismic, drilling, and completions operations in and around wildlife corridors and sensitive habitat of northern and central Alberta. His responsibilities with DEG's Environmental Issues Committee, and enrollment in an Environmental Management Certificate program, have given him further breadth of exposure to the technical, legal, and regulatory aspects of various environmental issues facing the petroleum industry.
Queens College, City University of New York, B.A., Earth and Environmental Sciences. Queens College, City University of New York, M.A., Earth and Environmental Sciences. Partner, Pendergast Sarni Itell Environmental Management, LLC.
Sarni has over 23 years of experience in the environmental consulting and oil and gas industries. He is a member of DEG and is the DEG Technical Chairman for the 2001 Annual Convention in Denver and the Chairman of the DEG Membership Committee. He is also a member of the International Association of Hydrologists (IAH), an Associate Member of the American Bar Association and a registered professional geologist in several states.
His professional experience as a Project/Program Manager and Hydrogeologist includes providing senior level technical and project management support for acquisition/divestiture programs, complex state and federal CERCLA programs and litigation support for industrial clients internationally. His environmental experience includes the management of Brownfields projects, water supply projects, expert testimony and remediation programs as part of USEPA CERCLA and RCRA programs. He has also provided technical support for coal and uranium mine closure projects. In addition, he is currently active in providing technical services to industries in the area of greenhouse gas emission mitigation/ management. He was an exploration geologist with Arco Exploration Company responsible for prospect development in the offshore Gulf of Mexico Region.