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Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists

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Founded  1927
Area served  Canada
Location  Calgary,Canada
Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists
Type  Professional Organization
Focus  Petroleum Geoscience , Petroleum Geology
Method  Conferences, Publications, Training

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. It is based in Calgary, Alberta.

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History

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.

Publications

The society published a Journal of Canadian Petroleum Geology, renamed in 1963 to Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology. 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.

The Reservoir

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..

References

Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists Wikipedia


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