Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists

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Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists
Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists.jpg
Founded 1927
Type Professional Organization
Focus Petroleum Geoscience , Petroleum Geology
Location
Area served
Canada
Method Conferences, Publications, Training
Members
2,000
Affiliations American Association of Petroleum Geologists[1]
Employees
5
Website www.cspg.org

The Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) is a professional geological society in Canada. The CSPG works to advance the science of geology, foster professional development of members and promote community awareness of the profession. The organization was founded on December 17, 1927 as the Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists in Calgary and was modelled after the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.[2] It is based in Calgary, Alberta.

History[edit]

The society was founded in 1927 in Calgary, and was affiliated to the American Association of Petroleum Geologists on 1930. In the 1950s, the Saskatchewan Geological Society and the Edmonton Geological Society were affiliated to the ASPG.

the organisation was renamed to Canadian Association of Petroleum Geologists in 1969, when it merged with the Saskatchewan Geological Society and the Edmonton Geological Society.[2]

Publications[edit]

The society published a Journal of Canadian Petroleum Geology, renamed in 1963 to Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology.[3] Another publication, the Geological History of Western Canada became the main reference for stratigraphy of Canadian geological units.

The society published the Atlas of Western Canada in 1964. It was edited by R.G. McCrossan and R.P. Glaister, and contained detailed references to the Geological History of Western Canada and the stratigraphy of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.[4]

The Reservoir[edit]

The past president of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, Neill A. Hutton published a series in the Society's The Reservoir in 2009 entitled Climate Change..[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canada Region of AAPG". Affiliated Societies of AAPG by Region. AAPG. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b CSPG. "CSPG History". Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  3. ^ Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology. Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. ISSN 0007-4802. 
  4. ^ Alberta Geological Survey. "Message from the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists". Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  5. ^ Neill A. Hutton (2009). "Climate Change" 36 (3). Calgary, Alberta: Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. pp. 38–43. 

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