American Institute of Professional
Monthly luncheon meetings are held every third Tuesday, at the
Golden Corral Buffet & Grill
3677 South Santa Fe Drive, Sheridan, CO 80110
(Southwest side at Santa Fe Dr. & Hampden Ave.)
Lunch starts at 11:30 AM, Speaker 12:30 PM
Members/Non-Member/Visitors/Guests are all Welcome!
Price: Buffet lunch (approx. $10) must be purchased for entry to the Golden Corral. An additional voluntary tip of $1/person is requested for the wait staff in the meeting room. Free parking. For more info: Contact Jim Burnell at (303) 866-3458 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am looking for a Lead Geologist.
It will be working for an International Gas Exploration, Production, Marketing and Distribution conglomerate that is in 27 countries. They are aggressively involved in developing gas resources in the U.S. and have entered into some major joint ventures developing shale gas here in the U.S.
Persons hired will receive an attractive compensation plan with excellent bonus, and benefits. So, please review and pass along to anyone qualified and interested. And feel free to call or email if you have any questions. Additionally, interested applicants should forward a resume for further consideration. All inquiries are considered confidential.
This is working for an industry leader that is an integrated international Gas Marketing and Production company that is aggressively developing Shale assets in the US including Marcellus and Haynesville plays. They are involved in a 3 billion dollar JV and need a Lead Geologist.
This position will be for their Houston Downtown Office.
This position is to provide geologic support and interpretation for exploration of unconventional targets in North American basins.
Unconventional targets can include shale reservoirs, tight sandstones, or tight carbonates.
- Responsible for screening and evaluating US basins for grass roots exploration or farm-in opportunities while adhering to appropriate Subsurface Policies and Standards (PERA).
- Responsible for attending data rooms, analyzing the opportunity, and bringing any relevant opportunity before Subsurface Assurance.
- Responsible for leading other technical staff, making sure company standards are adhered to and that all subsurface procedures involving subsurface assurance and company excellence are followed. This will include mentoring and developing graduates and less experienced staff.
- Lead cross discipline integration for unconventional opportunities. This will require integrating the Reservoir Engineering, Operations, and Land teams into any opportunity or advanced analysis of a play. This may also require coordinating with other functions in the UK and Houston.
- Provide support to the US Lower 48 asset for mapping issues. This includes assisting with, and overseeing, the reserves mapping process every quarter and annual analysis of PRI for the US Lower 48 asset.
- Ensure own evaluations are documented and that related geological data (both petrotechnical and physical) is handled in accordance with company's Data Management Standards.
- Presents own project results and recommendations for peer and management review internally.
- May present Technical Papers at internal and external conferences.
- Contributes to "Basin & Reservoir" and participates in relevant communities.
- Attends TCMs and interacts with joint venturer and government geological representatives as instructed.
Unique Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Attribute Experience Needed:
- Experience in an exploration program, including navigating projects through the company "gateways," including Subsurface Assurance and Readiness Reviews.
- Experience in petroleum systems, including understanding the data types collected, interpretation, and integration into well performance.
- Must have experience working in different geological settings; clastics, carbonates, passive margins, thrust belts, etc.
- Experience using software Petra, GeoX, Kingdom Suite (SMT), and Petrel is preferred.
- Operational experience, including well site operations, understanding of drilling operations, and a basic understanding of completion practices in unconventional reservoirs, is preferred.
- Experience interpreting 2D & 3D seismic a plus.
- Experience of building effective networks with contractors, academia and external R&D bodies.
- Candidates must be proficient in well log correlation, minor petrophysics, and have an understanding of geochemistry concepts.
- Excellent presentation skills and the ability to write clear and convincing reports.
- Must be comfortable working across disciplines, including geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers, and land managers.
- Must be comfortable mentoring graduates and less experienced geologists.
- Candidate must be willing to attend conferences related to unconventionals and interact with academia and other industry workers.
- Cultural awareness with an ability to work with potential partners globally.
- Candidate must be comfortable leading and making decisions within a technical business unit.
24 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1304
Houston, Texas 77046
Toll Free: 800-364-7979 Ext. 7245
Direct Line: 713-358-7245
The “Map Store” at the USGS (Building 810, Denver Federal
Center) is closing!
The "closeout sale" at the USGS Map Store, run by the Rocky Mountain Nature Association, continues--45% discount on all remaining maps & items; Building 810, Denver Federal Center, Lakewood, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays. Many free maps are also available! And, for educators (or others interested), Earth Science Week 2013 Educators' Packets are now available, no charge, at the Map Store; their theme this year is "Mapping Our World", and they contain an assortment of posters, charts, free field notebook, and a copy of the DVD "Switch, Discover the Future of Energy".
20th Annual 3D Seismic Symposium: 20/20 Vision
Presented by The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists & The Denver Geophysical Society
Friday, February 14, 2014
Sheraton Hotel - Downtown Denver.
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202
The 20th Annual 3D Seismic Symposium is just around the corner and we're making an official Call For Papers! Presentations are 20 minutes long, in PowerPoint with an audience of approximately 700 attendees. Specifications for proper paper submittals are listed below and can be found on the 3D Seismic Symposium website as well, http://www.3dseismicsymposium.com
Presenation Submissions are DUE no later than Monday, November 11th 2013. For more information, contact Jim Thorson at email@example.com
Preference for presentations may include:
- Emphasis on case histories
- Topical - resource plays, geomechanics, rock properties, reservoir characterization, ...
- Breakthrough - a highlight of a new discovery, trend, or technique
- Classic - a new view of a classic Rockies field, discovery, or trend
- Technical diversity - appropriate balance of case histories, acquisition, and processing
- Geographic diversity - balance of Rockies and analog plays/trends
- Public service - Success in tough permit, environmental, or logistical settings
- Business benefit - examples of financial or strategic thinking or benefit
- Not too commercial
- Not a well-worn 3D dataset - we've moved beyond the Stratton 3D in the DJ!
Kickoff Presentation Begins at 8:00am, Last Presentation Ends at Approximately 4:00pm
General Manager, Instrument Manufacturing, Denver Area
Geopros is very excited to be working with their client company, a manufacturer of technical instruments used in the geosciences industry. Our client is seeking that rare individual with both technical and managerial expertise to fill the position of General Manager. Our client is a well-established, international instrument manufacturing company with a global distribution footprint. Their products include hardware and software used in geophysical measurements.
The General Manager is responsible for the direct supervision of a staff of 6 salaried employees. This group of employees in turn is responsible for the day to day manufacturing operations including:
- Equipment testing and repair functions
- Accounting (AP, AR, tax filing, insurance)
- Human resources and benefits administration
- Marketing and sales
- Customer support
- Equipment rentals
The General Manager will frequently represent the company at conferences and trade shows. The GM will increase managements effectiveness by coaching, counseling and disciplining managers; and communicating values, strategies and objectives. The GM builds company image by collaborating with customers and employees and by enforcing ethical business practices. The GM will maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organizational standards.
*The Company has a strategic partnership with a like entity located in Europe, and the GM will be required to foster and improve our ongoing association with this company.
The candidates for consideration will possess the following skills, education and experience (including but not limited to):
- Minimum of Bachelors Degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Geophysics, Physics, Geologic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Manufacturing Engineering.
- Management experience in a technical instrument manufacturing environment is preferred.
- Knowledge of formation evaluation using borehole measurements.
- Experience in International Marketing and Sales, Letters of Credit, and etc.
- Foreign language competency is required. A preference will be given to the following languages: Chinese, French, Russian and Portuguese.
- Ability, and desire, to travel internationally to promote the company and products.
- Knowledge of personnel administration, retirement plan administration, and corporate tax filing.
- Ability to monitor and use monthly income statements, balance sheets, and associated financial tools.
If you meet the minimum requirements listed above, please forward your resume in MS Word format to Angel Markins at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Angel at 775-746-7147 for more information. Qualified candidates must be prepared to provide professional reference information. Additionally verification of the highest degree earned is required.
CSM Geology and Geological Engineering – Thesis copies available
The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines is disposing of its bound copies of theses. The Arthur Lakes Library at CSM will retain its copy. Jeremy Boak in the Department has offered to track down copies for people who would like to have them.
If there is a thesis you would like to have, or to get a list of all theses, please contact Jerry email@example.com. Many theses have already been taken, so there is no guarantee the one you want will still be available.
Please provide contact information in the email, and indicate when you could come to pick the thesis up at Berthoud Hall 311A.
Jeremy Boak, Director
Center for Oil Shale Technology and Research Colorado School of Mines Berthoud Hall 311A
1516 Illinois Street
Golden CO 80401
(comp. by P. Modreski, USGS-Denver, firstname.lastname@example.org)
The annual meeting of the Geological Society of America takes place in Denver. There will be a number of Short Courses and Field Trips specifically for Educators taking place as part of the meeting, mostly on Oct. 26 and 27, as well as an Educators’ Reception and opportunities to visit the Exhibit Hall and Poster Sessions at the meeting. For more info see: http://community.geosociety.org/2013AnnualMeeting/Conference/educators
Thurs., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.,
Friends of Mineralogy, Colorado Chapter, bimonthly meeting; The Alkaline Pegmatite Minerals of the Golden Horn Batholith, Washington Pass, Northern Cascade Mountains, Washington; by Dr. Markus Raschke, University of Colorado. “The unusual minerals at Washington Pass include zektzerite, sogdianite, brannockite, and a newly identified mineral that is the world's second known occurrence.” Meeting in the VIP Room, Denver Museum of Nature and Science; all are welcome to attend.
Dalton Boggs & Associates is conducting a search for two Geologists for an oil and natural gas company headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. With a principal focus on exploration and production, the company and its subsidiaries also own and operate gas gathering and processing facilities, and conduct marketing and tertiary oil recovery operations.
The Senior Geologist will be responsible for generating oil and gas prospects, developing and supervising the drilling program, qualifying pay zones, interpreting well logs, and generating maps and cross sections.
- Bachelors or Masters degree in Geology or related Geosciences discipline
- 5 years experience in the oil and gas industry
- A successful track record of prospect generation and finding hydrocarbons
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Working knowledge of GESX
- Strong working knowledge of horizontal drilling, well operations, and open-hole logging
- Experience in mentoring Associate Geologists and Technicians
- Experience in the Mid-Continent is preferred
The Geologist will generate oil and gas prospects, supervise an active drilling program, qualify pay zones from log analyses, interpret well logs, and generate maps and cross sections.
- Bachelors degree in Geology or related Geosciences discipline
- 3 years experience as a petroleum geologist
- Successful track record of prospect generation
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Experience with log analysis
- Knowledge of carbonate reservoirs is a plus
- Working knowledge of GESX preferred
- Working knowledge of horizontal drilling, well operations, and open-hole logging is preferred
If you know of anyone who may want to learn more about these exciting opportunities, please have them call, contact or submit a resume in confidence to:
Dalton Boggs & Associates
PO Box 2288
Edmond, OK 73083
Phone 800-348-1654; Fax 405-348-1693
Member Biographies Wanted
The Colorado Section is looking for member biographies to run in the newsletter, similar to the ones included in the March issue for four members of the current Executive Committee. We want the members to know about other members whom they may not have met. This will be an ongoing item for the newsletter, so please feel free to send in your short biography (preferably no more than 350 words) and we will run them as we get them and space is available. Thank you in advance for participating in this part of the newsletter!
Speaking on behalf of all NGMDB project colleagues, it's a distinct honor to invite you to the new "TopoView" site. Why is it an honor? Because TopoView highlights what many consider to be the USGS's flagship product, the topographic map.
TopoView is intended to serve the immediate need for the older, conventionally printed topographic maps to become easily searched, viewed, and downloaded. The ~163,000 maps available through this interface were scanned by the USGS Historical Topographic Mapping Collection (HTMC) project.
In terms of design, TopoView is an outgrowth of the NGMDB's MapView application. It was developed with guidance and support of the HTMC project, and the USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP), and we're grateful for their cooperation and support.
TopoView was developed relatively quickly and may continue to evolve in cooperation with the NGP. We're not yet sure where it's headed, but here are some possible directions it might take:
• extending TopoView to also show current (and superseded) maps that are produced by the US TOPO project
• providing links to downloadable geoTIFFs, and map sales
• replacing bounding boxes with historical quadrangle map images
• providing access to any paper topographic maps missing from this collection that may, in the future, be found and scanned.
For TopoView's development, I gladly acknowledge the fine work from NGMDB colleagues, principally Chris Garrity, with assistance by Rob Wardwell and Nancy Stamm. And of course, a sincere thanks to Greg Allord, for developing and executing the HTMC project.
We hope you find TopoView useful, and look forward to comments that will improve it.
Please see: http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/maps/TopoView/
David R. Soller
Editor’s Comment: Have patience with the site. It is in beta mode and a little slow at least when I tried it. Also, you MUST allow pop-ups on your browser to be able to even see the backgound search map!.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has published: “Century-scale perspective on water quality in selected river basins of the conterminous United States." The report provides an overview of water quality and anthropogenic changes in selected river basins over the past 100 years. River basins situated within and near Pennsylvania that are included in the report include: the Delaware, Schuylkill, Potomac, and Ohio River basins. An electronic copy of the report can be downloaded at the following link:
An informed homeowner needs to know geology. Now, thanks to Google Earth, some property owners can see the trace of the San Andreas Fault as it cuts across their neighborhood, their property or even their living room. Check it out at http://www.thulescientific.com/san-andreas-fault-map.html.
Armed with this information, does it add or detract from the value of one’s home? Home ownership for most is a big investment that needs to be protected from both man-made and geohazards. If you think your homeowner’s insurance policy covers geohazards you may be in for a surprise. To learn more, click the link below to learn why it’s important for a homeowner to know geology: http://geology.com/articles/homeowners-insurance.shtml
We have now put our latest schedule on our website. Just go to www.aandmsafetyandenvironment.com and click on the schedule tab. If you would like to schedule for any of the classes, you can either call us or click on the contact us tab on the web site.
A&M Safety & Environment, LLC
5815 W. 6th Ave., Ste. 2PB, Lakewood, CO 80214
For those interested in geothermal energy in Colorado, here is a website of interest:
101 Things to do with a Hole in the Ground is an introduction to the incredible range of activities that transform old mines into new futures. Color photographs and brief descriptions take the reader on a world tour of heritage and tourism attractions, wildlife habitats, educational, sport and leisure facilities and dozens of industrial uses - demonstrating that the impacts of mining can be converted from liability to opportunity and benefit for local communities. Produced by the Post-Mining Alliance of the Eden Project, Cornwall UK, this book is an example of how this group promotes good practice in post-mining regeneration by becoming a centre of excellence and repository of knowledge on post-mining regeneration projects.
Copies of this book are available from their online shop www.edenproject.com/shop/101. The price is £9.99 plus a delivery charge of £5. For multiple orders the delivery charge is £15 to anywhere in the world.
For further information on the Post Mining Alliance go to: www.postmining.org. The Post-Mining Alliance plan to continue to collate good examples of post mining land uses, the highlights of which will be posted on their website so if you know of any others, please contact:
On-Line Ethics Course (07/08/09)
The Division of Professional Affairs of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists is pleased to announce the release of its first online ethics course. Many of you may be subject to mandatory continuing education via a state board of licensure/registration (for example, the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists) or the DPA's "Board Certified" level of professional certification that requires 1.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) annually in ethics. As a matter of personal professional development goals others of you continue to further educate yourselves by attending seminars, workshops, presentations, etc. to further that end. With that said, the course that the DPA now has online should satisfy most state and DPA "Board Certified" ethics requirements, as well as your own personal, professional development goals.
The course is free to all DPA members, $25.00 for AAPG members, and since ethics has no ties to any one profession, it is also available to non-AAPG members for $35.00. It is comprised of a video presentation lasting approximately 40 minutes followed by a 15-question examination. Once you have successfully passed the examination a certificate of completion will be generated signifying the 1.0 PDH that you have earned and the date on which it was awarded.
Go to the Division of Professional Affairs home page (https://www.aapg.org/dpa/video/videoaspx) to review the video.
The DPA hopes that you will take advantage of this offering. The Division has several additional ethics courses in various stages of completion and will be making those available as they are completed.
Rick L. Ericksen
Reminder on E-Mail Addresses
Please, if your e-mail address is about to change, or if it changes in the future, let me (Doug Peters) know about it as well as sending the update to AIPG Headquarters (email@example.com). This will ensure that you stay on our e-mail list and receive all notices in a timely fashion as well as additional information from AIPG Headquarters.
American Institute of Professional Geologists
2013-14 Scholarship Awards
Rex Monahan Scholarship Fund
April 12, 2013
Up to $500 Available to Undergraduate or Graduate Geology Students
REX MONAHAN GEOLOGICAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Colorado Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (CO-AIPG) is pleased to announce a scholarship program to support and encourage undergraduate and graduate students in the geological sciences. An award will be made for the 2013-14 academic year through the Rex Monahan Geological Scholarship.
The principal aim of this scholarship program is to offer financial support to undergraduate and graduate geology students and to encourage serious and deserving students to continue their studies in the geological sciences.
Size Distribution from the Rex Monahan Geological Scholarship Fund for the year 2013-14 will consist of one award of $500 given to one student.
Use of Scholarships
Scholarship awards may be applied toward tuition, fees, field activities, or other costs related to undergraduate or graduate study.
Use Fields of Interest
Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in a geological science at an accredited college or university in the State of Colorado are eligible to apply for a scholarship.
Basis of Award
The Scholarship Committee, which is comprised of officers and members of the CO-AIPG, will make the final selection of students to receive a scholarship. The selection will be based on a review of the application form and two letters, one from the student and one from a department faculty member or advisor.
How to Apply
The Scholarship Committee requests an application form and two letters. The first letter, from the applicant, should discuss three evaluation criteria: qualifications, career goals, and financial need. The letter from a faculty member should include a brief summery of the student’s qualifications and accomplishments, and reasons for selecting the candidate.
The application form and both letters should be submitted to the Rex Monahan Scholarship Committee
12000 Washington St., Suite 285
Westminster, Colorado 80241.
APPLICATIONS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM YOUR DEPARTMENT CHAIR AND MUST BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE July 15, 2013
SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY AUGUST 2013
Rex Monahan, CPG 424
2005 Recipient - AIPG Honorary Membership Award
Rex started his career in the petroleum industry in 1950, after having served as an infantry officer in Europe in World War II. Upon graduating from college, he moved to Sidney, Nebraska, to work in the oil field as a roughneck for Loffland Brothers Drilling Company. After about a year as a roughneck, his independent oil business began where he developed geologic prospects and raised money to drill wells. Rex has drilled, or been a party to drilling, approximately 200 exploratory wells in Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, and Arkansas. This drilling resulted in 40 discoveries, most of which were commercial. He currently operates producing wells in Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas.
He is a founding Trustee Associate of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), a senior member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), past Chairman of the Colorado-Nebraska Sub-Section of SPE, a Certified Petroleum Geologist, #58, through AAPG, a Certified Professional Geologist, #424, through the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), and a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Colorado. He has also authored and co-authored articles which have appeared in the Oil and Gas Journal.
The benefits of geology and the oil industry have provided financing for Rex's lifetime goal, "to better the human condition," and he has pursued this goal chiefly in the field of education. Since a large part of his endeavors have been in education, he began at home in Sterling Colorado, where he has been a member of the Board of Trustees at Northeastern Junior College of Sterling for the past 22 years. For thirteen of these years he also has served as Chairman.
At Northeastern Junior College, Rex sponsored and financed many students for General Equivalency Diplomas under what he called the Monahan Second- Chance Program. In addition he has financed individual junior college scholarships for single parents. Over 1300 individuals have benefited from these scholarships to date. Rex assisted Regis University in a project to offer a Master of Business Administration Degree through Northeastern Junior College. Twenty students received this degree after the first year, and Rex was among the group, having earned his MBA at the age of 65.
Rex Monahan’s current enterprise, the Monahan Second-Chance Academy, begun in 2001, involves financing scholarships for an Associate in Arts Degree in General Studies for prisoners at the Colorado Department of Corrections facility at Sterling. This was not a new idea for him. From 1969 to 1979 he provided funding for 300 inmates at Colorado State Prison at Canon City to obtain GED diplomas. Since GED study is now state-sponsored, Rex has progressed with the present program to offer the opportunity for an advanced degree. Actually the concept of post-graduate education for offenders is believed to be an innovation in the state of Colorado.
Monahan's previous experience left him with the belief that education is an important factor in rehabilitation, and this is supported by studies which have shown that recidivism decreased markedly with prisoners who have participated in college level courses. With the enthusiastic cooperation of Northeastern Junior College and Sterling Correctional Facility, the program is in place, and the number of students is increasing. In accord with his goals he was one of the founders and serves on the Board of Directors of the Logan County Literacy Coalition, an organization designed to train tutors for literacy improvement among individuals with limited reading skills.
Away from his home turf, as a tireless champion of education, Rex has contributed countless hours of his time, encouragement and financial support to various colleges, the University of Nebraska--his alma mater, Regis University, Morgan Community College, Trinidad State Junior College and the Colorado School of Mines. He takes an active interest in--as well as contributing to--the Friends of Nursing organization of Denver, focusing specifically on scholarships for single parents.
As well as academic education, he has served the community on the Board of Directors of the High Plains Easter Seal Society for twenty-two years, where the chief service was rehabilitation for handicapped, and was on of the founding members of the Rundus Foundation to provide organ and vocal music training.
Consider contributing to the Scholarship Fund. Why? the Colorado Section's Scholarship Fund is new and growing slowly with other members' contributions. The Scholarship Fund was established to support one or more undergraduate and/or graduate students in Colorado as they pursue geological degrees. The Section has not yet made an award from this fund because we are working to build the fund to a point where it can provide funding for a least one award to one student and eventually sustain itself at the same time. From one award, we expect to expand the fund and award more students.
Please support the students who are the future of the geologic profession.
YES! I wish to support the Scholarship Fund in providing assistance towards tuition or travel to field camps, research and thesis preparation, travel to present the results of thesis work, and recognizing excellence in scholarship and leadership.
Here's my check made out to AIPG-Colorado Section, and sent to:
James A. Russell
1909 Sage Circle
Golden, CO 80401
In the amount of: ___ $25 ___ $50 ___ $100 ___ $500 ___ other
The Scholarship Fund and Future Geologists
CONTACT INFO FOR COLORADO SECTION BOARD
To aid communication between our Colorado Section members and the current Section Board, below are the addresses, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses for our Board members. Note that the Vice-President also serves as chairman for the monthly luncheon program committee.
2013 Colorado Section Board
E.T. Technologies, Inc.
10000 S. Dransfeldt Road, Ste 100
Parker, CO 80134
Work: (303) 680-9414
2266 Forest St.
Denver, CO 80207
Work: (303) 394-0321
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
Work: (303) 895-7663
1313 Sherman St., Room 715
Denver, CO 80433
Work: (303) 866-3458
PO Box 260965
Lakewood, CO 80226
Work: (303) 726-6431
13741 Braun Dr.
Golden, CO 80401
Work: (303) 279-3118
825 Raptor Point Road
Golden, CO 80403
Work: (303) 278-1540
Advisory Board Representative
Avant Environmental Services, Inc.
120 Mesa Grande Drive
Grand Junction, CO 81507
Work: (970) 243-4461
598 North Pines Trail
Parker, CO 80138
Work: (907) 388-7510 / (303) 805-3687
1835 Alkire Street
Golden, CO 80401
Work: (303) 881-1060
Reg. & Leg. Committee
12640 W. Cedar Dr.
Lakewood, CO 80228
Work: (303) 674-6484
825 Raptor Point Road
Golden, CO 80403
Work: (303) 278-1540