The Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (GCAGS) was formed in 1951 as an affiliation of 13 geological societies in the Gulf Coast area.GCAGS serves as the
Gulf Coast regional organization of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).
GCAGS provides an organizational structure through which member societies may participate and be represented in the business of the AAPG.
GCAGS serves as a forum for the discussion and publication of papers on subjects concerning the geological profession as they relate to Gulf Coast area geology. Papers presented at the annual GCAGS convention are published in the annual Transactions of the Association.
GCAGS is a non-profit professional organization whose purpose is to foster education, communication of ideas, and to render financial support to geoscience students conducting research in the Gulf Coast region.
GCAGS is served by a Board of Directors composed of one representative from each member society.
The Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer are nominated by the Executive Committee of the local society hosting the year's annual meeting.
GCAGS Officers assume their office at the conclusion of the annual convention which is held in September/October each year.
There are no dues.
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The mission of the Alabama Geological Society is to promote geology as a profession and as a science; to encourage friendship and cooperation among members and branches of the profession; to accumulate and make available geologic knowledge; and to encourage public appreciation of the utility and application of geological science.
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The Austin Geological Society began in April 1965 when a small group of geologists met to promote better professional communication among geologists in the Austin area. On October 7, 1965, the organization was officially founded with the adoption of a Constitution and Bylaws.
The Austin Geological Society (AGS) is an affiliated organization of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). We participate in the activities of that organization and have representatives in its House of Delegates. We are also a member of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Sciences (GCAGS), and served as the host of the annual GCAGS convention in October, 2002.
AGS holds monthly meetings, generally at 7:00 PM on the first Monday of each month, August through May, at the University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology. In these meetings, invited speakers discuss topics relevant to the professional interests of AGS members.
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Geologists in the Corpus Christi area began to hold local meetings in 1936, although they were still part of the South Texas Geological Society and 1936 is considered the beginning of the Corpus Christi Geological Society. In 1942, World War II had started, gasoline and tires were rationed, and it became difficult for geologists to travel between Corpus Christi and San Antonio. Geologists from the Corpus Christi area decided to start their own society separate from the South Texas Geological Society. The Corpus Christi Geological Society started in 1942 with 42 charter members, but they considered 1936 as the official beginning of the Society. The late W. Armstrong Price was elected the first president in 1942. The South Texas Geological Society continues in San Antonio.
Houston's geologists have seen the petroleum industry's progress almost from its infancy and have contributed in a large way to that progress. The first commercial geologic department in the United States devoted to the winning of oil from the earth was founded in Houston in 1897 for the Southern Pacific by the great pioneer geologist Dr. Edwin T. Dumble. With the discovery of Spindletop near Beaumont on January 10, 1901, the Texas oil boom started in earnest and the stage was set for the geologists of Houston.
The early geologists met for lunch and in January 1920 they organized into a special group. This organization was short lived and in the summer of 1923, at the invitation of Donald C. Barton of the Rycade Oil Corporation, Houston geologists began meeting for lunch on the first Friday of each month. Alexander Deussen and Wallace E. Pratt, each a past president of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, suggested that Houston host the ninth annual meeting of AAPG in 1924. At the August 1923 monthly meeting, this matter was discussed and it was a unanimous decision to extend the invitation. A viable professional organization was necessary to prepare for this meeting and as a result, the Houston Geological Society was formally chartered on August 8, 1923, with John R. Suman as president and David Donoghue as secretary-treasurer. At this time there were 74 geologists in and near Houston and all were elected charter members of the Society. On April 15, 1975, the Society was incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas with 2,217 active and honorary members. Membership today is near 4,300 members.
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The Lafayette Geological Society, with a current membership of over 400, is most proud of its publications relative to the science of geology and its assistance to the students and faculty of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL). The Society has established endowment scholarships honoring Joe Battle and former ULL Geology Professor William R. Paine. These endowments continue to award cash scholarships to deserving ULL geology students each year. In the Spring of 1998, the AAPG accepted the ULL Student Geological Society as a Student Chapter of the AAPG. William Terrell, LGS student liason, and Bryan Lock, Ph.D., ULL faculty sponsor, were the first members to assist the student chapter.
The LGS holds monthly luncheon meetings at the Petroleum Club of Lafayette that feature technical presentations on geology from a variety of local and out-of-town speakers. In addition, the Lafayette Geological Society hosts several annual events for its members and their families, including a golf tournament and a field trip in the spring, a bar-b-que in the fall, and a Christmas party at the end of the year.
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From the early days of the Society to the present, publications have played a major role in the attainment of the purpose of the Society as set forth in its Constitution. Besides the field trip guidebooks already mentioned, other MGS publications include a number of composite and basin type logs, correlation sections, and structural / stratigraphic cross-sections. More importantly, the Society has published a series of field studies since 1952, when it first released a compendium of Wilcox oil fields, including field maps, reservoir information, and production data. The Society followed its Wilcox volume with the release of its original "Redbook" - focusing on producing fields throughout the rest of the state - in 1957. Since that time, the Society has updated its Wilcox volume and released eight successive updates to the popular Redbook, with the last having been released in 1995. In addition, MGS publishes a monthly Bulletin that is distributed to all members during the Society's active months. Finally, this website has been created in order to enable the Society to utilize the internet in distributing relevant news, geologic articles, and other materials of interest to its members and the public at large.
Technical programs and seminars have been sponsored by the Society since its inception. Recent seminars have focused on the Cambro-Ordovician Knox Gas Play in the Black Warrior Basin of Northeast Mississippi, salt tectonics, local sequence stratigraphy and relationship to outcrops, and the Cotton Valley Gas Play within the Mississippi Interior Salt Basin. MGS also hosts monthly luncheon meetings, held from September through May of each year, where a variety of speakers give technical presentations on topics and issues of interest to the Society's members.
Currently, the Society's membership is approximately 250-300. During the late 1970's and early 1980's, when oil and gas exploration and production peaked in the state, membership rose to its highest level with approximately 500 members. The Society has made a special effort in recent years to encourage membership and participation by non-petroleum geologists, and currently counts a significant number of environmental, hydrological, and governmental professionals among its members. Emphasis on water quality and sensitive environmental issues, as well as the preservation of subsurface data throughout the state, have been and will continue to be important focus issues for the Society.
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The New Orleans Geological Society was organized on October 3, 1941, as a non-profit organization for the purpose of facilitating the development of the profession and science of Geology, with specific emphasis to exploration and production of petroleum and natural gas. Secondary related objectives include the dissemination of pertinent geological and environmental technological data, and the maintenance of a high standard of professional conduct of its members.
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The South Texas Geological Society was founded in 1929 and is based in San Antonio to cover the South Texas area.
Activities: Activities of the society include regularly scheduled monthly meetings during the STGS calendar year. Guest speakers, lecturing on various topics, provide the foundation for the monthly meetings. Business of the Society is also transacted. Topics of the speaker, location, times and dates are announced in the Bulletin. Additional activities include short courses, field trips, seminars and social events.
Objectives: The South Texas Geological Society, founded in 1929, is a non-profit organization whose purposes are:
To advance the science of geology;
To promote the technology of exploring for, finding and producing raw materials from the earth, their conservation and propitious use;
To foster the spirit of scientific research;
To disseminate facts relating to geology;
To inspire and maintain a high standard of professional conduct on the part of its members; and
To provide the public with means of recognition of adequately trained and professionally responsible geologists.
Membership: Membership includes individuals who have been judged qualified by the Board of Directors and includes only individuals who are concerned with the professional application of geological sciences.
Membership class and related qualifications are detailed in the STGS Bylaws, Article III, and are summarized in the membership requirements section of this application.
Bulletin: The Society’s primary publication is the Bulletin of The South Texas Geological Society, published monthly during the calendar year, September – May. The bulletin provides members with technical articles and news of the Society.
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The mission of the Gulf Coast Section SEPM (GCSSEPM) is to "promote the science of stratigraphy in the Gulf Coast states through research in paleontology and sedimentary petrology, especially as it relates to petroleum geology."
We invite you to explore how we fulfill that mission through the wide range of activities, conferences, publications and member benefits outlined on this site.
The GCSSEPM Foundation is an affiliated nonprofit organization that promotes research and research-related activities through tax-exempt donations from corporations and individual patrons, and through fees from conference registrations and sale of publications.
The GCSSEPM and the GCSSEPM Foundation are headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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