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March 2016 meeting hosted by OOGA

Joe Smith of PDC Presented a talk titled “Determination of Wellbore Orientation in the Utica Shale of Southeast Ohio.” We had great attendance and a big thank you to the Ohio Oil and Gas Association for there generous support of this event again this year.

The March OGS meeting sponsored by OOGA. Thanks OOGA!
Vice-President, Mark Neese, presents Joe Smith with a speakers gift.

Fundamentals of Gravity and Magnetics Workshop

Another sold-out event for the Society, as instructor, JP Fagan did an excellent job of weaving a detailed explanation of the power and efficiency of gravity and magnetic surveys. He also explained in a well-illustrated presentation the downfalls of data not properly acquired or processed. Thanks to JP for preparing an educational workshop.

JP Fagan, instructor for the one-day workshop on the Fundamentals of Gravity and Magnetics

February 2016 Monthly Meeting

Colm Murphy, Chief Geoscientist for Bell GeoSpace, Inc, gave a well-illustrated and in-depth talk titled ” Air-FTG – Full Tensor Gravity Gradiometry: What it is and how is it being used to advance exploration programs”. This is a fascinating technology and has show examples of its application in southeast Ohio. More pictures found on the Society Facebook page.

Colm Murphy – Bell GeoSpace

18th Annual Winter Gala

January 22, 2016 at the Holiday Inn – Worthington
Thank you to our sponsors!
Ergon Oil Purchasing, Inc., Platinum Sponsor
Hull & Associates, Inc. Gold sponsor

American Refining Group, Battelle,  Bay Geophysical, Inc., DLZ Corporation, Exploration Development,  Inc.  Enlink Midstream, JCB Downhole Vision, Shumway Resources, LLC, TRICON Geophysics, Inc., A. W. Tipka Oil & Gas, Inc. ALS Corpro, Eagon & Associates, Inc.,  EnerVest Operating, LLC, Horizontal Solutions International, Mark and Jeri Neese, and Zody Geoscience, LLC

John Miller (foreground) taking in the evening.
Raffle and door prize winners!
The Lang table.
Ergon Oil Purchasing, Inc. table enjoying the evening

OGS makes donation to the Ohio Geological Survey

On October 30th, Mac Swinford, presented a check for $2,200 to Tom Serenko, State Geologist and Chief of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological Survey as a donation toward the printing costs for the second printing of Information Circular Number 63 “Ohio’s Geology in Core and Outcrop – A field guide for citizens and environmental and geotechnical investigators.”

These funds specifically helped pay for the upgrade to a new, waterproof paper. The proceeds were originally derived from a Devonian Shale Core Workshop held in 2014 and sponsored by the Ohio Geological Society. This workshop was spearheaded by John Wicks, former President of the Society.

IC-63 systematically lists each formation and provides information on a long list of diagnostic features. Vivid pictures of core and outcrop along with the colorful maps and illustrations help tell the story. Any geologist working with the surface or near surface geology of Ohio should have IC-63 in their library. Purchase IC-63 at the Ohio Geological Survey’s online bookstore at

Mac presents the donation check to State Geologist, Tom Serenko to assist paying for the paper upgrade to IC-63

Statehouse Fossil Tour

November  12th, 2015

Dale Gnidovec lead 30 participants through the Statehouse while explaining the unique origin of the building stones their fossils. Mark Baranoski presented a brief history of a test hole drilled on the Statehouse property in 1859. Mike Rupert, Statehouse Communications Specialist, discussed the rich history of the Statehouse, its construction and renovation. Thanks to all that turned out for this fun event.

Dale giving his Devonian fossil summary
Dale sharing fossils
The group listens to Dale by the State map
In the Rotunda
Mike Rupert and Dale Gnidovec discussing the Statehouse geology
Mark Baranoski discussing the interesting history of the deep test hole drilled on Statehouse property