President’s Column – June 2013

Title: A Great Combination… Golf, Biking & Publications! Author: Debra Higley Publication: The outcrop, June 2013, p. 6, 8 June 27th is the Annual RMAG Golf Tournament at Fossil Trace golf course in Golden (image modified from http://www.fossiltrace.com). Velociraptors and the golf course probably weren’t present in the Pierre seaway 70+ million years ago–before the existence of putting … More President’s Column – June 2013

President’s Column – May 2013

Title: What’s in a name or nickname? Author: Debra Higley Publication: The Outcrop, May 2013, p. 6, 8 The photograph above by Mike Lewan is from within the Athabasca oil (tar) sands accumulation of northeastern Alberta. It shows me standing to the right of Mike Ranger on an outcrop of Lower Cretaceous Mannville Group composed mostly of cross-bedded medium-grained point-bar sand that … More President’s Column – May 2013

President’s Column – April 2013

Title: RMAG/PTTC Spring Symposium Author: Debra Higley Publication: The Outcrop, April 2013, p. 6-7 April 23rd is the date of the “Making Money with Science” RMAG/PTTC Spring Symposium. RMAG is a mostly volunteer organization composed of numerous committees that organize and produce our communications, awards, publications, sponsor contributions, and events. One of the important committees is Continuing Education, chaired in 2013 by Greg Anderson. Along … More President’s Column – April 2013

President’s Column – March 2013

Title: 3D Seismic Symposium’s 19th Anniversary Author: Debra Higley Publication: The Outcrop, March 2013, p. 4-5 March 5th marks the 19th anniversary of the 3D Seismic Symposium. Hosted by the  Denver Geophysical Society and RMAG, this cooperative event meshes geological and geophysical science of new and classic resource plays, technological diversity, and some fabulous 3D images and interpretations. It is fascinating how minor modifications in the … More President’s Column – March 2013

President’s Column – October 2012

Title: It’s Electrifying! Author: Pete Varney Publication: The Outcrop, October 2012, p. 14-15 Last month I finished by saying there are other ways to get to electrical power besides nuclear, coal, hydro and petroleum. If we are talking about large scale applications, let’s talk about solar… The idea of solar power has been around for a long time, possibly … More President’s Column – October 2012

President’s Column – September 2012

Title: A Well Deserved Commendation… Author: Pete Varney Publication: The Outcrop, September 2012, p. 14-15 Before I continue the energy discussions from last July, I want to publicly acknowledge Carol Dalton’s extraordinary service to RMAG. In the two months before Emily Tompkins joined us as Executive Director, Carol took on the full-time role of managing the association… This involved not … More President’s Column – September 2012