James W. "Jim" Handschy
global geology, ConocoPhillips Upstream, Houston
Born 1958, Carlsbad, N.M.
Jim Handschy started his petroleum industry career
in the reservoir engineering department of El Paso
Natural Gas Company in 1980. He left El Paso Natural
Gas after three years to pursue graduate studies.
Following completion of his doctorate in 1988 Handschy
joined Shell Exploration and Production Co., where
he worked on exploration, production and research
projects around the world for 10 years. He served
from 1997 to 1998 as Shell's manager of trap evaluation
research and services.
Handschy joined Phillips Petroleum Co. in 1998 and
was named chief geologist for worldwide exploration
and production in 1999, a position he held until the
ConocoPhillips merger was completed August 2002.
Since the merger Handschy has served as manager of
global geology for ConocoPhillips Upstream.
Handschy was born in 1958 in Carlsbad, N.M. He earned
bachelor's and master's degrees in geology from the
University of Texas at El Paso.
He was awarded a Ph.D. in geology and geophysics from
Rice University in 1989.
Handschy has published numerous papers in international
geological journals and books. He has served as a
reviewer for AAPG, GSA and JSG, as an editor for internal
company reports in Shell, Phillips and ConocoPhillips,
and as editor of a special AAPG BULLETIN volume.
An AAPG member since 1981, he also is a member of
the Geological Society of America and the American
Ernest A. Mancini
of Geology, University of Alabama
Petroleum Technology Transfer Council's Eastern Gulf
Region, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
College, Reading, Pa., B.S., biology
Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill., M.S., zoology
A&M University, College Station, Texas, Ph.D.,
science and biology teacher, North Greene High School,
White Hall, Ill.
exploration geologist, Cities Service Co., Denver
Petroleum research geologist, Mineral Resources
Institute, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
associate, full professor of geology, University
geologist and director, Geological Survey of Alabama
and gas supervisor and director, State Oil and Gas
Board of Alabama
Eastern Gulf Region, Petroleum Technology Transfer
Council, University of Alabama
Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies, University
Activities (Member 1979)
Coordination, EMD Field Trips
EMD field trip, annual meeting
Environmental Issues Committee
AAPG field trip, annual meeting and Trustees field
Advisory Board member
Committee (vice chair, 1998-2001, chair, 2001-04)
AAPG Hedberg Research Conferences
editor, AAPG BULLETIN
and Associated Societies
Alabama Geological Society (1980-81)
Executive Committee and Convention Committee (1980-81)
and Executive Council, GCS-SEPM (1984-85)
GCAGS Technical Sessions (1980, 1982, 1986, 1991,
1992, 1997, 2003)
GCS-SEPM Research Conference Committee (1982-86, 1990-92,
GCAGS, GCS-SEPM, AGS, LGS Field Trips (1982, 1987-89,
Luncheon Speaker (1992)
Research Committee (1990-92)
Association of American State Geologists Journal (1984-86)
Association of American State Geologists (1990-91)
Board for Environmental Geology and Water Sciences
Southeastern Section, Paleontological Society (1989-90)
Southeastern Section, Geological Society of America
North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature
(A.I. Levorsen Award, Gulf Coast, 1980; Distinguished
Educator Award, 2000)
(Five Best Paper/Poster awards, 1980-82, 1995, 2001;
Outstanding Educator Award, 1998; Honorary Member,
(Honorary Member, 1991)
(Honorary Member, 1996)
- GSA (Fellow,
publications and technical presentations on petroleum
geology and related topics.
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