2020 SWS AAPG Convention
SW Section AAPG
The purpose of the Southwest Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (SWS AAPG) is to advance the science and profession of geology; especially as it relates to the exploration for and development of petroleum, natural gas, and other energy minerals in the southwestern region of the United States.
The Southwest Section operates on a non-profit basis, and is comprised of eight local geological societies within Texas and New Mexico. Local societies include Abilene Geological Society, Dallas Geological Society, El Paso Geological Society, Fort Worth Geological Society, North Texas Geological Society, Roswell Geological Society, San Angelo Geological Society, and West Texas Geological Society .
In 1999, frustrated by the lack of availability of oilfield information and tools by which to analyze the information, he founded Drillinginfo, Inc. with Mark Nibbelink. Released initially in August 2000, the Drillinginfo suite of web apps and integrated data became the most quickly and widely adopted software platform in the history of the US oilpatch. Today, nearly 10,000 companies comprising nearly 90% of US capex in the O&G industry and some 70% of US utilities subscribe to Enverus’ SaaS offerings. Enverus has over 1000 employees in its offices in Chicago, Manhattan, Houston, London (UK), Stroud (UK), Singapore, Denver, DFW, Oklahoma City, Rio de Janeiro(BRA), Buenos Aires (ARG), Santander (ESP), Bangalore (IND) and its headquarters in Austin, TX. Allen served as Executive Chairman of the Board for 20 years and CEO for 14 years.