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President’s Column – January 2020

TCasper

Happy New Year to everyone. I’m not sure I wish for them, but there is no doubt we live in interesting times. 2020 is here with a roaring stock market, increased tensions in the world, and for the moment, higher oil prices. If the higher commodity prices encourage you to dust off an old prospect . . . → Read More: President’s Column – January 2020

President’s Column – December 2019

TCasper

The holiday season is upon us. In the next month or so, many of us will spend more time with our families and friends than we do at any other time of the year. The retail business will speed up, and the average speeds on our congested, holiday-shopping roads will slow way down. Tempers will . . . → Read More: President’s Column – December 2019

President’s Column – November 2019

TCasper

Until last week it had been a while since I last attended a true, geoscience convention. I hesitate to tell you exactly how long, lest you judge me unworthy of my role as president of this august society. Let’s just stick with “a while”. I remedied the situation last week, as I represented LGS at . . . → Read More: President’s Column – November 2019

President’s Column – October 2019

TCasper

The business of finding and producing energy from fossil fuels is under attack. From lawsuits in our state that discourage investment and drive jobs and people to other states, to strident claims of imminent, world-wide destruction if we do not completely renounce and replace the energy we derive from fossil fuels with ill-suited . . . → Read More: President’s Column – October 2019

President’s Column – September 2019

TCasper

After what I hope was a nice summer break for everyone, it is Geology season once again. Welcome back.

If you don’t know me, my name is Trevor Casper, and I am a petroleum geoscientist who has had the good fortune of working much of my professional career right here in Lafayette. I started my . . . → Read More: President’s Column – September 2019

May 2019 President’s Column

PresGottardi

Dear All,

  I would like to thank all of you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your president and lead the Lafayette Geological Society. I learned a lot and was proud to represent Lafayette at the GCAGS meetings.

As a new season ends, I realize that the Society is facing some difficult . . . → Read More: May 2019 President’s Column

April 2019 President’s Column

PresGottardi

Dear All,

I would like to thank all of you for welcoming the visiting high school students at our last luncheon. I hope they enjoyed the event, and got a chance to learn about earth sciences and our society. I would like to send a particular thank you to the UL Lafayette AAPG student chapter . . . → Read More: April 2019 President’s Column

President’s Column – March 2019

PresGottardi

Dear All,

At the next luncheon (March 20th) we will have the pleasure of hosting about 20 students with dual enrollment between UL Lafayette and Comeaux Highschool. These students are currently taking geology classes, and we would like to show . . . → Read More: President’s Column – March 2019

President’s Column – February 2019

PresGottardi

 

Dear All,

Thank you for coming to our annual professional meet and greet at Deano’s! I hope you enjoyed the pizza and the beer! I would like to particularly thank our sponsors: Seitel, Intrepid Exploration, and Stratagraph.

This month we have the pleasure to host David Abbott, the AAPG Distinguished Lecturer for Ethics. David . . . → Read More: President’s Column – February 2019

President’s Column – January 2019

PresGottardi

Dear All,

On behalf of the Lafayette Geological Society, I would like to wish you a happy New Year. May this New Year be filled with success, happiness, and prosperity for all of you!

Please join us on January 24th, from 5:30-8:30 . . . → Read More: President’s Column – January 2019