American Association of Petroleum Geology (AAPG) Student Chapter
The GVSU AAPG Student Chapter promotes student understanding of technical geological material and possible careers related to the energy industry through field trips, lectures, mentorship, workshops, and other hands-on activities. The Chapter receives support from the AAPG Week's Fund and has visited the Drake Well, PA, the first oil well in the USA; Petrolia, the first, Victorian-aged, oil field in Canada; wells and operations in the local Walker-Grand Rapids oil field; and Niagara Falls to learn about its geology, hydropower, early canals, and toxic pollution at Love Canal.
2018 GVSU AAPG Student Chapter members and Geology Department Faculty mentors: picture taken at the Fairbanks Oil Field, a National Historic Site in Oil Springs, Petrolia Ontario, Canada
GVSU AAPG Chapter Meeting
Thursday, February 27, 2020
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Walker Oil Field - Tour/Discussion
Friday, March 20, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 pm
Interested? Please meet at the Padnos Loading Dock at 2:00 p.m.
tour led by:
Eric Kimber, CPG
Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division
Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
Kalamazoo District Office