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President’s Column – March 2020

TCasper

Two months ago a roaring stock market and a bit of mid-east tension had given a boost to oil prices and I commented, in this column, that it might be a good time to dust off an old prospect. At the time my column was published in early January, who among us would have predicted . . . → Read More: President’s Column – March 2020

President’s Column – Feburary 2020

TCasper

It is the morning after the pizza party and if you’re like my wife and I, who try (emphasis on try) to keep away from alcoholic beverages on weekdays, you may be feeling a bit fuzzy. I know I am. I think that means it was a successful party. Thanks to our vice-president, Jennifer Hargrave, . . . → Read More: President’s Column – Feburary 2020

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