Eastern Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Our parent affiliation AAPG, has six
sections in the United States.
These sections are: Eastern Mid-Continent Gulf Coast South-West Rocky Mountain Pacific
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The Eastern Section of the AAPG represents 13 member societies in the eastern United States. The society holds their annual meeting every year in different locations across the region. These annual meetings cover topics in conventional hydrocarbon exploration and production, unconventional resources such as shale gas, carbon sequestration, and environmental solutions.
History of the Eastern Section
The first society meeting was held on May 11, 1969, at Flying Carpet Motor Inn, at Greater Pittsburgh Airport
Frank Conselman's proposal in the winter of 1968-69, for an Eastern Section which would complete U.S. Regional AAPG coverage, was enthusiastically received by the Pittsburgh Geological Society and several individuals including George V. Cohee, John T. Galey, Lee C. Lamar, Ralph L. Miller and Thomas F. Ritter. Tom Ritter canvassed all geological societies within the area of the proposed Section for their indication of interest. The Indiana-Kentucky, Ohio and Pittsburgh Societies favored the formation of the Section; the Michigan Basin, Northern Ohio and Northern Appalachian Societies were undecided and the others indicated no interest or gave no reply...