Coming soon to an AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition near you – a chance to hear stories, insights and historical accounts directly from some of the greatest geologists to ever hunt for oil and gas.
Videos that celebrate some of the greatest discoveries in the profession’s history, told by the geologists who helped make it happen, will have their national premiere at the upcoming AAPG ACE in Denver.
The videos, produced by AAPG and the 100th Anniversary Committee, have been created to celebrate and promote AAPG’s centennial in 2017.
Anchoring the collection are interviews by committee chairs Ed Dolly and Paul Weimer of top explorers, research geologists and professors who pioneered geology and exploration during the past 60 years.
Add to those videos several more contributions from AAPG Honorary members Charles Sternbach and Will Green, and the collection boasts more than 50 interviews conducted worldwide to preserve this invaluable information for posterity.
The stories these individuals tell are dramatic; the discoveries and the geologic lessons are unforgettable.
Some of the videos have been seen at various Section (or smaller) meetings, and eventually all interviews will be posted on AAPG’s website for both members and the public to observe.
But 13 of the interviews will be appearing before an international audience for the first time at the Denver ACE.
Thanks to the wonders of technology and some first-class filmmaking and editing done by Pax Harris of MEDIUM Films in Boulder, Colo., the videotaped interviews will be presented in the GeoLegends Theater beginning at noon Sunday, May 31, and continuing on a specific rotating schedule through Wednesday.
The program will start at 8 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
The specific rotation of interviews to be shown each day may be found in the AAPG Convention and Exhibition program.
Interview videos with the following GeoLegends set for Denver include:
- Sidney Powers Memorial Award medalists Bob Weimer (Patrick Draw play, Wyoming), Ken Glennie (multiple international projects) and Fred Meissner (Bakken Shale play, North Dakota and Montana).
- Norman H. Foster Outstanding Explorer Award winner Dan Steward (Barnett Shale play, Texas).
- Legendary explorers John Masters, Jim Gray and Larry Meckel (Elmworth Field play, Canada); Richard Stoneburner (Eagle Ford play, Texas); Don Todd (exploration and discoveries in the Java Sea, Indonesia); John Martinfrwqatwuxewybdqxc (Jonah Field play, Wyoming); Mike Johnson (Parshall Field play, North Dakota); Harry Jamison (Prudhoe Bay Field play, Alaska); Joe Gifford (discoveries in Algeria and West Texas); and Frank Royse (Thrust Belt discoveries, southwest Wyoming and northeast Utah).