Petroleum Geologist To Speak During Spring Colloquium

March 28, 2001

by LoAna Lopez

A recognized expert in exploration and development of international oil and gas fields will be the featured speaker during the annual spring colloquium, sponsored by the Baylor University geology department, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31.

The all-day event, "Baylor Geology -- 2001," also will feature research by various faculty and students. Admission is $5 for students and $25 for all others. Lunch will be provided.

Marlan Downey, current president of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (A.A.P.G.), will speak during the luncheon on "Predicting the Future: Should We Learn from Astrology or Astronomy?"

Downey's research has an emphasis on the technical aspects involved with exploration and development of oil and gas fields, a topic on which he has written extensively for Explorer, a magazine published by the A.A.P.G. He currently is the Bartell Professor of Geology and Chief Scientist of the Sarkeys Energy Center at the University of Oklahoma and is the retired president of Shell Pecten International.

Colloquium events will take place in second- and third-floor classrooms of the Sid Richardson Science Building on the Baylor campus.

To register or for more information, contact Baylor's geology department at 710-2361.

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