Sept. 9, 2008


Description

Whether you work in geoscience, drilling, reservoir, subsurface, regulatory, or facilities, you owe your livelihood to the men and women who first FIND the oil and gas that we produce.  In "Geology 101," Steve Allison will teach us some of the trade secrets of these rock hounds.  What do those squiggly lines on seismic really mean?  Why do they look for bugs in the rocks, and are we certain that they're all dead?  Is it absolutely imperative for them to make us lick the rocks when we are on field trips, or is that just a geologist's trick to make us feel silly?  What makes these geology-types tick anyway??!!!
 Please make plans to come early.  We want to start this fascinating subject early. 

Any special food requests or allergies must be requested at time of registration.  We can not substitute at the event if you do not request it on line.  (Example; wheat free, veggie plate, no beef, etc...)   

COST AFTER SEPTEMBER 4 =  $45.00 WALK-INS

Featured Speakers

Speaker Steve Allison
Retired ExxonMobil B.S. Univ of Tulsa Geology  May 1975.  Joined Exxon in the South Texas Division, Kingsville District in June 1975 as a production Geologist.  Transferred to Exxon's SE Division in New Orleans as a Drilling and Evaluations Geologist in 1977.  Joined the SE Division Operations Geology Staff in 1980. …

Retired
ExxonMobil
B.S. Univ of Tulsa Geology  May 1975.  Joined Exxon in the South Texas Division, Kingsville District in June 1975 as a production Geologist.  Transferred to Exxon's SE Division in New Orleans as a Drilling and Evaluations Geologist in 1977.  Joined the SE Division Operations Geology Staff in 1980. Drilled and evaluated wells primarily in the SE US.  Also worked West Virginia, Illinois  and Michigan Basins.  Transferred to Exploration Division in Midland in 1985, transferred to Denver in 1988 and then to Houston in 1990.

When Exxon was reorganized in 1992 joined Exxon Exploration Company and began working overseas, primarily in rotational assignments.

Countries worked: Papau New Guinea, Chad, Trinidad, Bolivia, Yemen, Nigeria, Angola, Russia, Algeria, Kuwait, Azerbaijan.

Taught in numerous company schools including Operations Geology School, Drilling Engineering School, Core and Core Analysis School, Exploration Sample Description School and Drilling Technician School.  Received the Distinguished Instructor Award for 1992.  Been the Outstanding Instructor for many of these schools on numerous occasions.

Vietnam Veteran, having served with the US Army 1969-70 in the Central Highlands of Vietnam with the 4th and later 5th Inf. Divisions.  Currently serving as the Post Chaplain with VFW Post 2427 in Tomball.


Has been active with the Boy Scouts of America for many years, currently serving at the Troop, District and Council levels with the Sam Houston Area Council.  Recipient of the Silver Beaver, District Award of Merit, Vigil Honor and Medal of Merit.


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Organizer

Mary Beth Payne


Date and Time

Tue, Sept. 9, 2008

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

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Location

SHERATON / Brookhollow Hwy 290 & I 610 W

3000 North Loop West
Houston, TX 77092