New Committee Chairs Create a Buzz!

HGS leadership welcomes new committee chairs who stepped up in 2018 and continue through this coming year.

Casey Langdon- NeoGeos
The NeoGeos is one of the HGS’s most popular committees. Casey Langdon has taken over the committee from Tim Shane and Alicia Staszyc. He earned a MSc in geology at Fort Hays University and has gone to work at IHS Markit here in Houston.  Casey is a well known volunteer leader at both AAPG and SEG in Student and YP activities.  At IHS he does research and analysis of assets in the Permian Basin and Haynesville shale plays. His analyses include: cost rate research and analysis, decline and type curve analysis, asset forecasting, O&G supply forecasting, and financial performance evaluation for assets in the basins.
The NeoGeos have a facebook page at  Contact Casey at
Clangdo3(@) and join the NeoGeos at their group networking and fun events.


Constantin Platon- Field Trip Committee
The Field Trip committee is really going places under new chair Constantin Platon. Constantin, originally from Romania, and loves hiking and river kayaking, in addition to rocks and geology.  He runs OAK Geosciences here in Houston, and provides geological technical expertise to E&P companies on U.S. onshore projects. Constantin earned a M.S. from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. His field work included NE Mexico (La Popa basin) and focused on salt tectonics, sedimentology and deltas. Back in Romania, he mapped caves and did a restoration project in the Geological Reservation Repedea Hill, Iasi, Northeastern Romania. Here in Texas, Constantin teaches at Lone Star College; inspiring students and getting them excited about geology.
Constantin has already put a new field trip on the HGS calendar where participants will  kayak the river around Columbus Texas. His field trip will be looking at geomorphology of modern river systems with emphasis on sedimentary processes as analogues for ancient outcrops. Contact Constantin at platonpc(@)


Radhika Sangani- Finance Committee
HGS is fortunate to have a young professional take over the important Finance Committee, and work with the HGS Treasurer. The Finance Committee looks at options to invest HGS cash in conservative bank investments, and earn the Society additional income.

Radhika is a geophysicist at Borehole Seismic LLC. She leads a team of geologists, petroleum engineers and geophysicists who work together to meet the needs of clients actively drilling wells.  Radhika earned an M.S. in geology at the University of Buffalo, New York. Her thesis was on the structure of the Mina deflection in Mono Lake, CA with Implications for paleoseismology. She Integrated and interpreted 3D seismic reflection and well log data from Black Point region in Mono Lake, CA, to analyze the structurally complex Mina Deflection, and its effect on future volcanism.  She conducted field work in the Black Point fissures region and did a structural slip analysis on faulting.Her experience with math and numbers will benefit the finance committee.

HGS is lucky to have these great people working on key committees!