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AAPG Energy Minerals Division (EMD) Serving the Greater AAPG Membership by Increasing: Member Benefits, Member Benefits, Communications with AAPG Leadership.

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1 AAPG Energy Minerals Division (EMD) Serving the Greater AAPG Membership by Increasing: Member Benefits, Member Benefits, Communications with AAPG Leadership and Technical Standing Committees, and Communications with AAPG Leadership and Technical Standing Committees, and Cooperation with the DEG and DPA. Cooperation with the DEG and DPA. Version

2 How Does the EMD Serve Today? As a Supporting Technical Wing of the AAPG that : Serves as an integral part of a global professional community for geoscientists in developing so-called unconventional and alternative energy resources, whether they are hydrocarbon- based, carbon-based, nuclear-based, or geothermal-based, 2. Serves as a recognized center of information for unconventional and alternative energy-related geoscience and technology within the AAPG, 3. Serves as part of a global organization that effectively promotes the exchange of unconventional and alternative energy- related geoscientific information and the dissemination of associated research (from Government, University, and Industry Sources), and 4. Serves as a center of respected professionals who encourage the appropriate standards for ethical and environmental practice in unconventional and alternative energy development in cooperation with AAPGs DPA and DEG.

3 CoalbedMethane Oil Sands Oil Shale Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) Energy Economics & Technology Geothermal Energy GasHydrates Gas Shales Unconventional Energy Resources Alternative Energy Resources Coal Renewable Energy Tight Gas Sands

4 Public Awareness Professional Awareness Information Transfer Member Recruitment The AAPG – EMD Focus To EMD Public Page

5 Members Only Members Involvement Member Benefits Member Networking Member Recruiting Member Training Member Advantage The AAPG – EMD Focus

6 Elected EMD Officers Go to EMD Officers

7 Appointed EMD Chairs Go to EMD Chairs

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9 2010 / 2011 Initiatives 1.Enhance the technical committee structure and committee membership. Action: Action: Provide assistance to committee chairs with addition of Technical Vice Chairs including: a) Industry, b) Government, c) University, d) DEG Representative, and e) DPA Representative. Action: 2.Provide member benefits and services on unconventional and alternative energy resources that create value within the global geoscientific community. Action: Deliver benefits and services through: a)EMD Commodity and Supporting Committees, b) EMD and AAPG Webpages, c)Meetings, Short Courses, and Field Trips, and d)EMD-Generated Publications (Memoirs, Special Publications, etc)

10 EMD Example Technical Committee Structure with Vice Chairs, etc.

11 Example EMD Technical Committee Functions:

12 Example of EMD Commodity Members Only Webpages

13 How is the EMD Evolving? Developing a Web Portal to Integrate Energy and Environmental Concerns AAPG-EMD Web Portal plus AAPGs Search & Discovery make a difference !

14 Example of EMD Commodity Members Only Webpages 48 (Number of Members) Now Advisory Committees

15 How is the EMD Evolving? By Developing a Member Profile to Encourage Participation in Committees

16 Advisory Committee Commodity Selection ObservingCommittee

17 How is the EMD Evolving? By Opening Membership to AAPG Community

18 2010 / 2011 Initiatives 3.Invite AAPG membership to participate in EMD commodity activities. Action: Action: Deliver additional benefits and services through: a)EMD and AAPG websites (offering Commodity–Specific Technical Information, Web Portal, Search & Discovery), b)Blast s to AAPG members to advise on regional and national, and international meetings, and brochure mailings. 4.Strengthen and streamline the communications between the AAPG Standing Committees and EMD. Action: Action: Promote geoscientific research & applied technology through: a)An organizational structure that facilitates two-way communications between AAPG and EMD, i.e., AAPG President-Elect with EMD President and EMD President-Elect with AAPG Technical Standing Committees, and EMD VP w/ AAPG Education & Publications. b)Eliminating EMDs GIS, Education, & Outreach Committees and by creating the EMD Unconventional Resources Committee to consolidate communications with AAPG Technical Standing Committees through one EMD Officer, and c)Design communications pathways between AAPG & EMD to maintain communications and to provide support for EMD activities.

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20 2010/2011 Initiatives Action: 5.Assist AAPG to be financially strong. Action: Provide income opportunities where EMD helps to: a)Organize content and presenters for meetings, b)Prepare AAPG-EMD publications, c)Generate exposure for AAPG functions by display ads on EMD Website, and d)Recruit new members. 6. Build relationships with affiliated societies, sister societies, and other recognized organizations, such as: AIPG, NGWA, etc. Action: Action: These relationships will be delivered as follows: a)Hold preliminary discussions with officers of other organizations to establish mutual relationships, b)Attend meetings of other organizations to evaluate culture, size, financial conditions, c)Create proposals for AAPG Executive Director to pursue concepts of mutual cooperation with AAPG, and to evaluate feasibility of joint meetings, and d)Maintain professional relationships with others in outside organizations to recruit members for AAPG-EMD, and also for DEG and DPA.

21 The New Division Policy and Procedures Document – 2010 AAPG & EMD Purpose: Clarify relationship between AAPG and Divisions for seamless, joint operations of AAPG Standing committees, Divisions and Tulsa Headquarters. A.Communications - Redefined B.Division Relationships with AAPG Committees - Redefined C.Coordination of Division Products and Services with AAPG Committees - Redefined D.Division Affiliation with Other Societies - Pursued E.Financial Support of Divisions by Approved Budget - Redefined F.Division Support at AAPG Headquarters - Pursued

22 EMD Executive Committee President PresidentMichael D. Campbell President-Elect President-ElectStephen M. Testa Vice President Vice PresidentGenevieve B. Young Secretary SecretaryFrances J. Hein Treasurer TreasurerKent A. Bowker Past President Past PresidentFrank E. Walles President PresidentMichael D. Campbell President-Elect President-ElectStephen M. Testa Vice President Vice PresidentGenevieve B. Young Secretary SecretaryFrances J. Hein Treasurer TreasurerKent A. Bowker Past President Past PresidentFrank E. Walles

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