We are always honored and grateful to have exceptional geoscientists join us as guest speakers during the AAPG Annual Meeting.

This year, they’re sharing their industry knowledge and experience in two presentations. Join us at Booth 847, and see their scheduled times and details on our Presentation Page.


Dr. James K. Applegate

Jim Applegate has many years of experience in academia and industry. He was a professor at Boise State University, Colorado School of Mines, University of Adelaide (Australia) and University of Louisiana (Lafayette). He has worked for major and independent oil companies, consulted and operated as an independent developing his own exploration projects. Most recently he has been Manager/Geophysicist for Applegate Exploration, LLC and CEO for Pegasus Oil & Gas, Inc. Jim is CEO of SeismicUtensils, LLC. He holds the degrees of Geophysical Engineer, MSc and PhD in geophysical engineering from Colorado School of Mines. He is a registered Professional Geophysicist, Geologist, and Engineer, Certified Petroleum Geologist, and member of the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists. He is an Honorary Member of Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association and Denver Geophysical Society, and an Emeritus Member of both SEG and AAPG.


Glenn Winters

Glenn Winters is the 2019 SEG General Chairman

Glenn Winters recently retired as the chief geophysicist at Fasken Oil and Ranch Ltd. in Midland, Tx, and he’s now consulting in Dallas, TX. He began his career in 1981,working as a staff geophysicist for Texaco in the Permian Basin. In 1985, he transferred to Texaco’s Denver office, working in special projects and seismic data processing. Winters returned to the company’s Midland office in 1989, where he interpreted seismic data throughout the Permian Basin. He joined Fasken Oil and Ranch in 2002 as a staff geophysicist. Winters continues to focus on acquiring, processing and interpreting seismic data in the Permian Basin as well as the Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas. He is a former president of the Permian Basin Geophysical Society. Winters has worked on several projects with Bob Hardage and the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas over the past several years, including collecting mode-converted seismic data on Fasken-owned and operated properties. He has been instrumental in helping companies test new technologies in a known test area on Fasken’s ranch. Some of the technologies Winters has helped introduce in Fasken’s operations are ViaLogy’s QuantumRD®quantum resonance interferometry software, Wave Imaging Technology’s prestack depth migration algorithms, and Gore Industries’ surface geochemical technology. He holds a B.S.in engineering geology from Purdue University.