AAPG/F-OSU GIS Consortium

Mission

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation and Oklahoma State University Geoscience and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Consortium exists to create, promote and provide access to digital peer-reviewed GIS products carried out through OSU’s Boone Pickens School of Geology , the OSU Geography Department and the AAPG GIS Publications Committee. The products have direct applications to the search for and development of petroleum and energy-related mineral resources, environmental geology and related economic issues.

Establishment

T. Boone Pickens

In 2008, T. Boone Pickens established the Boone Pickens Digital Geology Fund through a generous contribution by the T. Boone Pickens Foundation . The purpose of this fund is to accelerate and sustain the AAPG Datapages’ Geographic Information Systems (GIS) publishing program under the auspices of the AAPG Foundation-OSU Geoscience GIS Consortium. Mr. Pickens’ pledge of $9.4 million provides $240,000 per year over the course of 10 years, as well as additional funding thereafter.

Jason Hanzel, Oklahoma State University Masters student, is pictured using Lidar technology to map fractures at the McAlester Shale Pit outside Ardmore, Oklahoma. The project, titled "Atlas of Shale Pits," has been funded through the Consortium and is being led by Dr. Priyank Jaiswal.

Example of Completed Project

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