Concord University

10/30/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/30/2018 12:12

Concord University Hosts Appalachian Geological Society


Sarah M. Pritchett

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312, [email protected](link sends e-mail)

After 4 p.m.

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Office: 304-384-5211

Cell: 304-320-6405


ATHENS, W.Va. - The Appalachian Geological Society held their October meeting on the campus of Concord University. Robert McCue, President of Raptor Consulting, presented a talk entitled 'The importance of well-site geology and geosteering'. The talk discussed how knowledge of subsurface geology, geochemistry, and geophysics is an important aspect of oil and gas exploration in the Appalachians.

The talk was attended by Concord students and faculty and offered a networking session with industry professionals on current employment opportunities. At the conclusion of the meeting, the Society presented a check to the Concord Environmental Geoscience program to help defray the costs of student field experiences.

The Appalachian Geological Society was founded in 1931 and promotes the science of geology by mentoring and helping support universities and students in the region. Concord offers one of only three geology degrees available in West Virginia and is the only one at a primarily undergraduate institution.


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