Independent geologist J. Michael Party, president of Midland, Texas-based Beryl Oil and Gas LP, has been voted president-elect of AAPG for the 2018-19 term.
Party, an AAPG member since 1978, will begin his duties on July 1. He will serve as the Association’s president in 2019-20.
Also elected to the incoming AAPG Executive Committee were:
- Vice president-Sections – Jeffrey B. Aldrich, vice president and partner of MHA Petroleum Consultants in Denver, Colo.
- Treasurer – Richard Ball, vice president of Detring Energy Advisors in Houston.
Both the vice president-Sections and treasurer serve two-year terms.
The newly elected officers will begin their duties July 1, serving on an Executive Committee headed by Denise Cox, independent geologist and president of Florida-based Storm Energy, who assumes the AAPG presidency on that date.
All will be joining continuing EC members David R. Cook, retired from ExxonMobil, Maldon, Essex, England, vice-president-Regions; Laura Johnson, senior geologist for Anschutz Exploration Corp., Denver, AAPG secretary; and Barry Katz, senior research consultant, Chevron, as editor.
Also on the committee will be Bill Houston, assistant professor of geology at Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, as chair of the AAPG House of Delegates.
Voting results indicated that nearly 22 percent of AAPG’s 12,315 eligible voters cast ballots in this year’s election, with all but 136 votes being cast online.