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  • 13 Jan 2012 4:42 PM | Alma Alling
    We are saddened to announce the passing of James G. Morgan on January 6th 2012. Jim was one of the primary leaders of the development of surveying and mapping management in the oil and gas exploration industry.  

    Jim worked at Chevron Petroleum Technology Company in Houston, Texas from 1976 to 1996 when he retired. He supervised the Navigation and Survey section for Chevron Corporation, providing technical consultation and services related to navigation, positioning, surveying, geodesy and mapping.

    Prior to joining Chevron, he was vice president and general manager of Satellite Positioning Corporation.

    Jim led our profession in educating both Chevron and the industry during a major revolution in surveying that resulted from the development of the Doppler Transit and NavStar GPS systems with the associated need for geodetic coordinate datum transformations.  He had a great talent for explaining new or complex technical issues in memorable and understandable ways.  Many will recall his teaching at Chevron’s “Positioning for 3D seismic surveying” during the early 1990’s.  

    Jim was educated at California State University, Northridge, where he received B.A. and M.S. degrees in mathematics and published many papers and articles related to the fields of navigation and positioning. He was a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Institute of Navigation (ION), and the National Ocean Industry Association (NOIA). During 1984-1986, Jim was chairman of the SEG Technical Standards Committee. He was respected and admired throughout the industry, and was a great friend and mentor to many.

    Jim was a keen birdwatcher, and he and his wife, Elayne, supported the preservation of habitat.  Jim led the annual bird migration counting at High Island, Texas, among other birding trips and activities, both domestically and abroad, including a trip to Ecuador.

    Jim is survived by his wife, Elayne, of 52 years, along with his daughters, Michele and Heather, and his son, Kevin.  He is survived by sons-in-law, Charlie and Alfonzo, and daughter-in-law, Gabby.  Jim was the proud grandfather of Catherine and Micah. 


  • 10 Nov 2011 3:43 PM | Alma Alling
  • 29 Sep 2011 8:56 AM | Alma Alling
    The APSG26 Fall Meeting Minutes have now been published. To view the minutes, please visit: http://apsg.info/Resources/Documents/2011.09.16_APSG26_Minutes_Final.pdf
     
    Also, the Nominations and Call for Papers Chair has updated their Goals and Activities for the 2012 term. If interested, you can view these at: http://apsg.info/Default.aspx?pageId=821726
  • 27 Sep 2011 8:50 AM | Alma Alling

    Membership Committee Chair Goals & Activities

    Mission is to retain and recruit at least 200 paid up members by Fall Meeting 2012.
     
    TO BE ACCOMPLISHED BY FALL 2012 APSG MEETING

    1. COMMITTEE REVIEW – Committee in review – team organized for next 2 years. Looking for a few more volunteers.
    2. STABILIZE MEMBERSHIP – Focus on three priorities:
      1. retention of current active members
      2. recruitment of ALL lapsed members
      3. recruitment of underrepresented demographics, e.g. younger, academia, data experts
      4. grow APSG Chapters as set forth by Past Chair & STAC
    3. MEMBERSHIP TARGET – grow active, PAID UP members by at least 20% from 300 to 360.
    4. RECRUIT – recruit full-time students for FOC membership (with student ID)
    5. CHANGE – change all online members to “ACTIVE” – do away with “Associate” memberships
    6. PROMOTE – The new 5-year membership structure for $100 & Lifetime memberships for $250

    Name

    Affiliation

    Position

    Term

    Michael Barnes

    Cain & Barnes LP

    Chair

    2010-2011

    Melissa Wood

    Fugro

    Vice Chair

    Chair

    2010-2011

    2011-2013

    Larry Buchanan

    Infoterra

    Recruiter: Data suppliers

    2010-2012

    Steve Long

    Shell

    Recruiter: E&P members

    2010-2013

    Don Dudley

    Petrosys

    Recruiter: Software members

    2010-2012

    Israel Arroyo

    EnSoCo

    Recruiter: Younger members

    2009-2012

    Dean Mikkelsen

    Neuralog

    Recruiter: G&G members

    2010-2012

    Kris Berglund

    Blue Marble

    Retention of 2008-2009 growth

    2008-2011

    Derek Salvage

    ExxonMobil

    Retention & special projects

    2008-2013

    Eva Garza

    Fugro

    Recruiter:  GIS professionals

    2011-2014

    volunteer needed


    Recruiter:  Data professional

    2011-2014

  • 22 Sep 2011 10:37 AM | Alma Alling
    The following were recognized at the APSG26 Fall Meeting and were introduced into the hall of fame for their efforts in supporting APSG.

    Distinguished Service Award
    Jim Cain
    Brian Schostak
    Jon Stigant

    Meritorious Service Award
    John Conner
    Derek Salvage

    To other membership who were inducted into the hall of fame, please visit the following link: http://apsg.info/Default.aspx?pageId=407115


    Regards,

    Alma Ayala

    APSG Chair of Communications & Webmaster 2010 – 2013
  • 22 Sep 2011 10:37 AM | Alma Alling

    The APSG Executive Committee would like to thank those that attended the APSG26 Fall Meeting at Marathon Oil Corporation. The Fall Meeting received an attendance of 90. Out of the 90 individuals, 7 were Associate Members, 70 were Full Members and 11 were Guests. Those interested in viewing the attendee list will have to wait until our meeting minutes are published.

    All the presentations from this event have been uploaded onto the website in PDF format, to view/download the presentation visit the following link: http://apsg.info/Default.aspx?pageId=1138632.

    Photos for the APSG26 meeting were also uploaded onto the website and Facebook Fan Page. The event photos on the APSG website can be found here: http://apsg.info/Default.aspx?pageId=1138600 or you can go to the Facebook Fan Page to view the photos there as well https://www.facebook.com/APSGWeb. Many thanks for out to Peter Moreau (Anadarko) for being our official photographer at APSG26.

    At the end of every Fall Meeting, we bring in new officers and committee chairs. Please welcome the 2011 – 2012 officers and committee chairs.

     OFFICERS 2011 - 2012    
     Chair  Jonathan Davis
     BP
     Vice Chair
     Dave Byrne
     Anadarko
     Secretary - Treasurer
     Jose Alvarenga
     EnSoCo
         
     COMMITTEE CHAIRS 2011 - 2012
     
     Strategic & Technical Advisory Committee  Barry Barrs
     ExxonMobil
     Education Committee
     Ashok Wadwani
     Applied Field Data Services
     Membership & Records Committee
     Melissa Wood
     Fugro GeoServices
     Nominations Committee
     Kevin Crozier
     Devon
     Communications Committee
     Alma Ayala
     Fugro Chance

    I also want to take the time to acknowledge and thank all those that served during the 2010 – 2011 term, without their hard work APSG would not be where it is today.

     OFFICERS 2010 - 2011    
     Chair  Ellen West Nodwell
     Hess
     Vice Chair
     Jonathan Davis  BP
     Secretary - Treasurer
     Melissa Wood
     Fugro Geoservices
         
     COMMITTEE CHAIRS 2010 - 2011
     
     Strategic & Technical Advisory Committee  Barry Barrs
     ExxonMobil
     Education Committee
     Dave Byrne
     Anadako
     Membership & Records Committee
     Michael Barnes
     Cain & Barnes
     Nominations Committee
     Jim Cain
     Cain & Barnes
     Communications Committee
     Alma Ayala
     Fugro Chance

    For the 2012 year, we have the following upcoming APSG event. Please make sure to save the date.

    MEETING
     DATE VENUE
     APSG27: Spring 2012 Meeting
     Topic: "Adding value to spatial data"
     May 3rd, 2012
     BP
     Applied Mapping Seminar (2nd Seminar)

     September 2012
     TBA
     APSG28: Fall 2012 Meeting
     Topic: "New positioning technologies"
     October 2012
     TBA


    There will be an additional email send out next week, containing the APSG Meeting Minutes and an update from the current chair Jonathan Davis. If there are any questions or if anyone would like to contact an officer or committee chair, please visit the following page to obtain their email address: http://apsg.info/Default.aspx?pageId=402484

    Kind regards,

    Alma Ayala

    APSG Chair of Communications & Webmaster 2010 – 2013
  • 21 Sep 2011 3:59 PM | Alma Alling
    We had 302 members as we closed out our 26th Meeting.  We have attracted 113 new members in the last eleven months.  The Membership Committee is now under the leadership of our new APSG Chair of Membership, Melissa Wood of Fugro and Vice Chair Steve Long of Shell.  Said outgoing chair Michael Barnes, “After a successful year of recruitment it is important that we focus on retention of members though; excellent programs, involving members, and facilitator of business networking.”
  • 22 Jul 2011 6:19 PM | Michael Barnes (Administrator)

    APSG is growing and attracting broader professional interest.  Professor Angus Jamieson FRICS becomes our 250th member and on July 26 there will be the first meeting of the proposed Denver Chapter led by long time member Jan van Sickle PhD.  Please encourage friends and collegues to join your APSG.

  • 08 Jun 2011 3:31 PM | Alma Alling

    We are soliciting input to the Forum Initiative. Please login to the website and visit the Forum Initiative Page. Note this page is accessible by members only.

    Click here to go to the Forum Initiative Page.

     

     

  • 27 May 2011 11:33 AM | Alma Alling
    The meeting minutes have been uploaded onto the website.

    Click here to view/download the meeting minutes.


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