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AGS Luncheon Speaker Schedule

Alaska Geological Society luncheon meetings are held at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage, Alaska. The meetings are typically scheduled on the 3rd Thursday of each month 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, unless noted below. Everyone is invited.


AGS Tech Conference, Fairbanks, AK

April 19, Tuesday
Speaker: TBA
Topic: "TBA"

March 15, Tuesday
Speaker: TBA
Topic: "TBA"

February 16, Tuesday
Speaker: TBA
Topic: "TBA"

January 19, Tuesday
Speaker: TBA
Topic: "TBA"


December 10, Thursday
Speaker: Islin Munisteri  (AK DNR)
Topic: "Cook Inlet Natural Gas Reserves Study 2015"
Joint meeting with SPE & GSA, in BP Bldg, Anchorage

November 17, Tuesday
Speaker: Trystan Herriott (DGGS)
Topic: "Sedimentology/tectonics of the Naknek Fm, Lower Cook Inlet

October 14, Wednesday
Speaker: TBA
Topic: "TBA"

September 23, Wednesday
Speaker: Greg Wilson, Director of Arctic Exploration and Services for ConocoPhillips Alaska
Topic: "Inspiration in Times of Challenge: Retracing the Steps of Pioneers in North Alaska Geology"

Speaker: Ray Troll, Alaskan Artist
Topic: "Dinosaurs, Sharks, Mammoths & More: Ray Troll's Prehistoric Alaska"
(This meeting is co-hosted by Geological Society of America's Cordilleran Section Meeting.)

Speaker: Peter J. Haeussler, Research Geologist, US Geological Survey in Anchorage
Topic: "Focused exhumation along megathrust splay faults in Prince William Sound, Alaska"

Speaker: Phillip Manning, Interdisciplinary Centre for Ancient Life, University of Manchester, UK
Topic: "A Spring in the Dinosaur's Step: Musculoskeletal Modelling Dinosaur Locomotion"

Speaker: Peter Flaig, Bureau of Economic Geology/UT-Austin
Topic: "Delta Facies and Depositional Architecture Controls on Reservoir Performance"

Speaker: Jamey Jones, USGS Alaska Science Center
Topic: "Late Cretaceous through Oligocene magmatic and tectonic evolution of the western Alaska Range"


Speaker: Esther Babcock Ph. D Boise, Geotek Alaska
Topic: "Detecting Oil In and Under Ice and Snow: Ground Penetrating Radar Theory and Applications"
(This meeting is co-hosted by Geophysical Society of Alaska.)

Speaker: John Morgan, John M Campbell & Company
Topic: "LNG Changing Quickly"
This is a joint meeting with SPE and AGS.
Location: Conference Rooms A,B,C, BP Building  900 E. Benson Blvd. Anchorage, AK 99508
Lecture Information

Speaker: Larry Freeman, Geologist, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks
Topic: "Revisiting the Ruby Terrane: Insights from Geologic Mapping in the Moran Area, Central-Interior Alaska"

Speaker: Jennifer Aschoff, PhD
Topic: "Recognition and Significance of Bayhead Delta Deposits: Implications for Oil/Gas Exploration and Basin Dynamics"

Speaker: David LePain, Alaska DGGS
Topic: "Cook Inlet"
(AGS Spring Technical Conference at UAA;  featured luncheon speaker)

Speaker: John Kaldi, AAPG,  Distinguished Lecturer
Topic:  “Carbon Capture and Storage”
 (Joint meeting with SPE)
April Location: 1st floor Conference Rooms A,B,C at BP Exploration Alaska

Speaker: Allison Thurmond, Ph. D., Statoil AAPG, Distinguished Lecturer
Topic: "Industry-Driven Advances In Predictive Earth Systems Modeling"
(Evening meeting at 6:00 pm.)

Speaker: Greg Wilson, COP
Topic:  “Devil’s Paw Prospect, Chukchi Sea Alaska” 
(Joint meeting with the GSA)

Speaker: David Houseknecht, USGS, Geologist
Topic:  “Alaska’s North Slope and the Chukchi Shelf” 
(Joint meeting with the GSA)

Speaker: Richard O. Lease, USGS, Research Geologist
Topic: “Thrust belt propagation, Canyon incision, and Hydrocarbon systems in the Central Andes”

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