John Hogg, president at Skybattle Resources in Calgary, Canada, has assumed the presidency of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).
Hogg, a native of Hamilton, Ontario, is an AAPG honorary member who previously was chair of the AAPG House of Delegates and president of the association’s Canada region. In 2007 he was elected AAPG’s first vice president-Regions, and he received the AAPG Distinguished Service Award in 2002.
Hogg earned his bachelor’s degree in geology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.
Hogg’s career as a petroleum geologist has focused on exploration and new discoveries at several major oil companies including, Husky Oil, EnCana and ConocoPhillips Canada.
Joining Hogg on the AAPG executive committee is Paul Britt, president of Texplore, Houston, who recently was voted president-elect and will serve as AAPG president in 2016-17.
AAPG, a professional geological organization with 42,000 members in 125 countries, is committed to advancing the world of geosciences by fostering scientific intelligence of the exploration and production industry through world-class publications, advanced education and training, peer networking, mentorship and global technical events. It has offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Washington, DC; Bogotá, Colombia; Dubai, UAE; London, UK; Lagos, Nigeria; and Singapore.
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