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Candidates for President-Elect 2014-15 (President 2015-16)

James G. Clough | View Robert Trevail

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I have been involved in numerous coal basin studies throughout Alaska since 1981 and have been the state’s coal geologist since 1986. This work has included a combination of detailed coal outcrop studies and drilling subsurface coal seams to evaluate coal resources. My geologic expertise lies in carbonate sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, and arctic tectonics; and coal, coalbed methane, oil and gas, and geothermal resources. Much of this work has involved collaboration with other state agencies, the U.S Geological Survey, the University of Alaska Fairbanks and other universities, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the energy industry. During the late 1990s to early 2000s I led an effort to evaluate coalbed methane resources in rural parts of the state. I recently managed a multiyear effort to compile and input all of Alaska’s geothermal resource data into a single database that is now part of the National Geothermal Data System. Currently I am working on a new digital online geothermal sites and a new coal resources map of Alaska. My geologic research and resource studies have been presented in both published format and as oral and poster presentations at professional meetings. I have organized several coalbed methane conferences in Alaska and served as technical chair at AAPG Pacific Section Annual meetings (most recently in 2002, 2006, and 2011). I was an organizer and technical chair for sessions at the 2001 AAPG Regional Conference in St. Petersburg and the 2009 AAPG 3P Arctic meeting in Moscow. I was a technical session chair for both the 1992 and 2007 International Conference on Arctic Margins and a co-organizer for ICAM VI in 2011 and co-editor of its subsequent proceedings volume. As important as the geologic studies and technical conferences are to me, another passion I have is public outreach. For many years I have been fortunate to show the excitement of geology and the challenges of exploring for energy to children in our local schools.

Candidates for President-Elect 2014-15 (President 2015-16)

Robert “Bob” A. Trevail | View Jim Clough

Dallas Energy, LLC, Freedom, PA

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Joined AAPG as Student Member in 1976, Active Member since 1982
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I am honored to be considered for President-Elect of the Energy Mineral Division. EMD provides a valuable service to its members, AAPG members and the public at large through delivery of timely and important technical reports prepared by EMD commodity committee chairs and councilors as well as the AAPG publications it sponsors. In order to continue this valuable service I believe EMD will need to undertake a number of actions: First, work with AAPG to streamline the information delivery system primarily through an update of the EMD website and embracing social media; second, encourage AAPG Young Professionals to become EMD members and become actively involved in EMD affairs in order to ensure the organization is always moving forward with new ideas and thirdly, reach out to EMD’s nearly 1400 members residing outside of North America and promote greater participation as officers, councilors and members of standing committees.