From the Editor | December 2022

Well, we are coming to the end of another calendar year and one that has been very trying for most of us connected to the Oil and Gas industry. We work every day with the challenges our Earth presents to us to finding and developing energy resources that power our standard of living. We also deal with the challenges of economics in this endeavor. Of late there has been the added challenge of governmental regulations and outright efforts to eliminate the use fossil fuels in the “Climate Change Crisis”. But I have confidence we will weather these challenges as we have in the past. See the article by Bill DeMis in this issue. I’m anticipating several more but I ask that other members take the time to express their thoughts about the future of our industry and science in general.

We are entering the year of the 100th Anniversary of the Houston Geological Society. This is a good time to reflect on the many accomplishments and activities that our society has accomplished or promoted and the benefits it has provided to our members. I call on our membership to provide me with their list of these so we can list them here for all to be made aware.

Lastly, I want to wish all of our readers a safe and joyful season and inspiration along with success as we promote our science and our industry.

Ken Thies

HGS Editor 2022-2023