Billingsley Takes Helm of AAPG

2006-07 Executive Committee Seated

2006-2007 AAPG Executive Committee

Lee T. Billingsley, vice president of exploration for Abraxas Petroleum Corp. in San Antonio, on July 1 assumed the leadership of the Association’s Executive Committee as president for 2006-07.

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2006-2007 AAPG Executive Committee

Lee T. Billingsley, vice president of exploration for Abraxas Petroleum Corp. in San Antonio, on July 1 assumed the leadership of the Association’s Executive Committee as president for 2006-07.

Billingsley, a native of Spokane, Wash., holds a master’s in geology from Colorado School of Mines and earned bachelor’s and doctorate degrees from Texas A&M.

He began his career as an exploration geologist with Tenneco in Denver, later joined American Quasar and was a consultant as he pursued his doctorate. He then joined Monterrey Petroleum in San Antonio before forming Sandia Oil & Gas Corp.

He took the Abraxas post in 1998.

Joining Billingsley on the Executive Committee is Willard R. “Will” Green, a Midland, Texas, independent, who recently was voted president-elect by the AAPG membership. Green will serve as president in 2007-08.

Others recently elected to the 2006-07 Executive Committee are:

  • Vice president -- John C. Dolson, exploration adviser, TNK-BP, Moscow, Russia.
  • Treasurer -- Randi Martinsen, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo.

Remaining on the committee are:

  • Secretary -- J. Michael Party, division exploration manager for Wagner & Brown, Midland, Texas, who is completing his two-year term.
  • Editor -- Ernest Mancini, of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, who is serving the third year of a three-year term.

Also joining the Executive Committee is Larry Jones, of Spartan Petroleum

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