Lectures at the Petroleum Museum

Arlen Edgar Distinguished Lecture Series – underwritten by Abell-Hanger Foundation

The Arlen Edgar Distinguished Lecture Series brings explorers, photographers, scientists, and historians from all over the world to the Permian Basin. Special thanks to the Abell Hanger Foundation for their sponsorship of these events. This is a free, ticketed event. For reservations, call 432-683-4403 or reserve online by clicking here.

April 24 Speaker: Robbie Rice Gries – Dare to be Different: Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology

Join us on Tuesday, April 24th, as we welcome Robbie Rice Gries, President of Priority Oil & Gas, LLC and author of Anomalies: Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology 1917-2017. With her “dare to be different” philosophy and pioneering spirit, Robbie Gries was the first woman to graduate with a degree in geology from Colorado State University, to become AAPG President, and president of the Geological Society of America. The first women in petroleum geology were employed in the field in 1917, early in the history of oil exploration. Women became subsurface geologists at a time when the tools of the trade were rocks (no electric logs, no seismic, no paleontology) and surface surveying equipment. Listen as Gries shares her story and the story of many others who revolutionized the role of women in petroleum geology.

Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series – sponsored by Norma J. McGrew, Mr. & Mrs. Max Wright, & Texas Pecos Trail

The Petroleum Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures give our community the chance to visit with authors, scientists, artists, and historians who recount the petroleum industry’s beginning, present and future, along with topics of local and historical interest.  These lectures are sponsored by the Norma J. McGrew, Mr. & Mrs. Max Wright, and the Texas Pecos Trail. Admission is always free. Cookies and tea provided.

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April 17 Presentation: Rock Stars: Women in the Petroleum Industry – a documentary film
Rock Stars, a 118-minute documentary written and directed by Vern Stefanic, Director of Administration & Programs for AAPG, celebrates individual courage, tenacity, and professionalism. Rock Stars gives insights into social and political changes over more than a century of the growth of the oil industry. The social structure outside this profession amplified the struggle for equality over time: the inability to vote, the dictate that women should not work outside the home when married, the practice of lower pay for equal work, the scarcity of advancement opportunities, and the lack of recognition in some companies and associations. Join us for a glimpse into the stories of women who paved the road for female scientists in the petroleum industry. FREE admission – tea and cookies provided.

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