October 2017 - Anita Paulssen

We had a good start to our luncheon series in September. It was wonderful to see so many of you. However, we are still falling short on RSVPs early enough for the Cascades to prepare.  PLEASE remember to RSVP by the Thursday before the luncheon; in fact, if you are fairly sure you are going, there is no time like the present, at easttexasgeo.com.  This month C.F. “Casey” Clawson will present “Horizontal Exploitation of the Cotton Valley Sands in East Texas”.  Many of you may know Casey as he is a petroleum geologist for Samson Resources and has worked East Texas for 36+ years.  Check out his bio and abstract on our website, his talk is sure to be informative.  The luncheon is on Wednesday, Oct. 18th, 11:30 at the Cascades Country Club.

Our September social at Rose City Draft House, in conjunction with SPE, was another success.  Thanks again to Hunter Carr for setting it up.

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September 2017 - Anita Paulssen

It is with a heavy heart we start our 2017-2018 season.  The suffering and loss of life in our state and in the Gulf Coast has been so hard to watch. Most of us that have been in the oil patch for a while have lived along the gulf at some point or still know lots of people that are down there trying to recover. However, the bravery, compassion, and outreach from our country and so many selfless individuals are inspiring.  Once the immediate danger has passed, we must start the difficult conversations: preventing future disasters, securing energy, funding recovery of the stricken areas, and the impacts of climate change, to name a few.  As geologists and earth science professionals, these conversations affect our lives and our jobs.  I believe our knowledge of the earth will be needed as our world grapples with the impacts of rapid changes in our society and our environment.

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August 2017 - Anita Paulssen

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.   Your ETGS board of directors is preparing for another informative, educational and fun year of events.

The first thing on the agenda is a Social at the Rose City Draft House, August 24th 5-7 pm, ETGS will provide the food, and drinks will be discounted.  We copied the Dallas Geological Society in having an end of summer social to reconnect, check your membership status, and have a good time.   Please thank Hunter Carr when you see him for doing a great job organizing our socials.

Many of you attended the Basic Log Interpretation class in July taught by Paul Hene.  The popularity of it took us by surprise.  There was so much interest that Paul had to divide the class into two days.  We were fortunate to be able to offer it for free, including lunch and breakfast, thanks to the generosity of so many people:  First and foremost Paul for donating all his time and considerable talent to teach and organize the class, John Jacobi of Covey Park Energy for sponsoring lunch, XTO for donating the conference room, and Schlumberger for donating the manuals and coffee. 

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