October 2018 - Ernie LaFlure

ETGS Membership,

October is a busy month for the Society!  Thanks to many of you for your participation at the GCAGS Convention in Shreveport at the beginning of the month.  Special recognition and thanks go to our ETGS speakers at the Convention, Dale Short and Nick Pollard, as well as Climate Change Session Chairman, Rick Turner.  ETGS’s strong showing of sponsorship, session judges and participants did not go unnoticed by our colleagues in Shreveport and it was very much appreciated!

Nick Pollard reports that we had a great turnout for the ETGS Golf Tournament Monday (October 8) with 120 participants.  We had 63 sponsors for the event, which was a record!  This event is a great contributor for ETGS scholarships.   Thanks to Nick, all the participants and of course our great sponsors!

This month’s luncheon speaker on Wednesday October 17th, at 11:30 AM at the Cascades Golf and Country Club, explores a whole new technology for horizontal wells in unconventional reservoirs.  It is the “The Application of Whole-Rock Elemental Data from Drilled-Cuttings for Optimum Stage Designs in Unconventional Reservoirs” and the presentation will be made by Pukar Mainali of Premier Oilfield Group.

The ETGS Board is looking at ways to better recognize our individual and corporate friends of the Society.  They play such an important role for the Society, because it is through their annual tax-deductible gifts that we are able as a Society to provide short courses at reasonable costs to our members and College scholarships to promising geology and geophysics students.  We are thinking that annual individual gifts of greater than $25 and corporate gifts greater than $100 should be recognized on signage at our meetings and as well as on our website.  We already accept donations directly on our website and recognize corporate sponsors on the website. We welcome your thoughts and feedback on this effort.

Ernie LaFlure

October 9, 2018