Board of Directors Meeting – June 2005

Title: Highlights of the June RMAG Board Meeting
Authors: Ira Pasternack and Terri Olson
Publication: The Outcrop, August 2005, p. 14

At the midpoint of RMAG’s fiscal year, income remains comfortably ahead of expenses. Thanks to RMAG staff members, Sandi and Chris, and all of the volunteers for their continued efforts to make the organization a success. A special thanks goes to all of the members for their continued support of RMAG functions and publications.

The first Public Lands Symposium went very well due to the fine efforts of Logan MacMillan, the other event coordinators and speakers. Plans are now underway for a workshop on how to fill out Public Lands forms to be held in the fall of 2006.

The 2005 Coalbed Methane Symposium provided an opportunity to learn the latest in this expanding play. The excellent program put together by Co-Chairs Bruce Kelso and Bob Lamarre covered a broad variety of coalbed topics that offered something for everyone. Paul Rady’s luncheon talk provided valuable insight on how simple, repeatable “resource plays” such as coalbed methane can be effectively developed—well, at least Paul made it look simple! Congratulations to Bob Lamarre for winning the best presentation award for his talk on the causes and significance of coalbed gas undersaturation. Kudos to Bruce, Bob, the speakers, volunteers, and sponsors who contributed to the Symposium’s success.

The Board has approved a short course on structural geology that will be offered next January. This is sure to be a topic of interest as demonstrated by the great turnout for Doug Strickland’s recent Friday luncheon talk on the recently-discovered Covenant Field in Utah. Plans for developing a shale gas symposium were also approved by the Board, so please stand by for more information on the upcoming symposium that will feature this type of “resource play.”