Donald A. Juckett, consultant and
director of Far East Energy Corp., has
been named director of the AAPG
Geoscience and Energy Office in
Washington, D.C. (GEO-DC), which was
initiated in mid-November.
Juckett will head the GEO-DC
initiative, with the goal stated by AAPG
President Peter R. Rose "to become a
recognized, informed and responsible
member of the community of nongovernmental
Washington that is recognized for its
ability to educate government, media
and other NGOs with respect to energy
policy and short-term events, as well as
to substantively contribute to energyrelated
projects funded by government
and non-government organizations."
GEO-DC is located in AGI's office in
Alexandria, Va., and will be governed by
a board comprised of the current and
immediate past presidents of AAPG; the
current DPA president; the chairman of
the DPA's Government Affairs
Committee; and five other AAPG
members who will have alternating twoor
three-year terms, appointed by the
four permanent positions mentioned
Thus, the first board of governors
consists of Peter R. Rose, Patrick J.F.
Gratton, Deborah Sacrey, Carl J. Smith,
Reggie Spiller, Lee Gerhard, John
Armentrout, Ray Thomasson and James
Rick Fritz, AAPG executive director,
serves as non-voting secretary and
coordinator of activities with the GEODC
office and the governance board.
Juckett retired in 2003 from the U.S.
Department of Energy, serving as
director of the Office of Natural Gas and
Petroleum Import and Export Activities
in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining DOE
he worked for 14 years with Phillips
Petroleum in various research and
research management positions.
A full report on the GEO-DC initiative
will appear in the January EXPLORER.