John Hogg, an AAPG Honorary member and president of Skybattle Resources Ltd. in Calgary, Canada, assumed the presidency of AAPG on July 1.
Hogg previously served on the AAPG Executive Committee in 1999-2000 as chair of the AAPG House of Delegates and in 2007-2009 as vice president- Regions.
He received his bachelor's degree in geology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and started his career in 1981 as an exploration geologist for Gulf Canada Resources.
Other positions, often focusing on the Atlantic and Arctic regions, included senior geologist for Husky Oil; team lead/geological specialist for Petro-Canada Inc.; vice president for PanCanadian/Encana; manager-new ventures for Burlington Resources Canada; and manager of western Canada new ventures and Canadian frontier exploration for ConocoPhillips Canada.
He was vice president or exploration and operations for MGM Energy before being named president of Skybattle Resources.
Joining Hogg on the Executive Committee is Paul Britt, president of Houston-based Texplore, who recently was voted president-elect and will serve as AAPG president in 2016-17.
Others recently elected to the AAPG Executive Committee and who began their two-year terms of office on July 1 are:
- Vice president-Regions - Peter Lloyd, honorary professor, Asia Pacific Training Ltd., Falicon, France.
- Secretary - Heather L. LaReau, senior geologist, Noble Energy, Denver.
Also new on the committee is Robert Shoup, a consulting geologist with Subsurface Consultants and Associates, Houston, who has assumed 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.
Serving the final year of his three-year term is elected editor Michael Sweet, geocience technical team lead for ExxonMobil Angola Production, Houston.