The USGS is conducting an updated assessment of technically recoverable oil and gas resources of the Central North Slope (between NPRA and ANWR) and adjacent state waters. In preparation for the upcoming assessment, a public geology review meeting will be held in Anchorage on November 19, 2019. Primary objectives are to (1) present the geological framework on which the assessment will be based and (2) solicit feedback from the geological community regarding the geology and interpretations that represent the foundation of the assessment. An overview of methodology also will be included.
The meeting will be hosted by the Alaska Geological Society and held at the BP Energy Center, 900 East Benson Blvd, Anchorage. The presentation and discussion will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., and USGS personnel also will be available for expanded discussions in a smaller room from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Remote participation vis WebEx type connection will be available.
Attendance is open to anyone interested in the scientific foundation on which the assessment will be conducted. Feel free to send any questions to Dave Houseknecht at email@example.com
Dave Houseknecht is a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) focusing on basin analysis, geo-logical controls of petroleum resource distribution, and petroleum resource assessment. This work is mainly concen-trated in Arctic Alaska and adjacent Arctic regions. He frequently represents the USGS scientific perspective on petro-leum resources in ANWR, NPRA, and other areas of Alaska and the global Arctic to the Administration and Congress. Dave joined the USGS in 1992, served as Energy Program Manager through 1998, and then moved to a research po-sition. Previously, Houseknecht was a professor of geology at the University of Missouri (1978-1992) and consultant to the oil industry (1981-1992), working on domestic and international projects. He received geology degrees from Penn State University (Ph.D. 1978, B.S. 1973) and Southern Illinois University (M.S. 1975).
Time:8:30 am - 11:30 am and USGS personnel will be available for expanded discussions from 1-4 pm
Usual Time (but not for November 2019):Doors open at 11:30 am, talk is from 12-1 pm