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When: Thursday, April 20, 2017
5:30 PM
Where: Best Western Executive Inn
200 Taylor Ave N
Seattle, Washington  98109
United States

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Thursday, April 20, 2017—AEG Dinner Meeting

Topic: When a Good Job Goes Bad: Case Studies from the Driller’s Perspective

Speaker: John Murnane, Holocene Drilling

Time: 5:30 – Social Hour, 6:30 – Dinner, 7:30 – Presentation

Place: Best Western Executive Inn, 200 Taylor Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109, 206-448-9444

Dinner: Mediterranean Buffet consisting of:Roasted Garlic Hummus with Grilled Pita, Classic Greek Salad with Feta Vinaigrette, Cherry Tomato Orzo Salad, Spanakopita, Lemon-Oregano Baked Chicken, Moroccan Braised Beef, Israeli Couscous w/Sun Dried Tomatoes and Spinach, Greek Yogurt with Honey and Strawberries

RSVP: Register at Brown Paper Tickets website: by 3 PM Friday, April 14, no exceptions. Registering by the deadline assures you get a meal and a seat. Cost: $40 for members; $45 for non-members; $15 for students. Non-members always welcome!

Note that the pay at the door option is if you cannot use a credit card when registering for the meeting. If you are paying at the door, please pay by cash or check (check payable to AEG).

Our gracious sponsor, Holocene Drilling, has made it possible for the AEG Puget Sound Chapter to provide meals at a reduced rate for AEG Student Members. Please go to for more information about Holocene Drilling.

Student membership in AEG is free! Please follow this link and click on the “Join AEG” tab if you are interested in becoming a member of AEG.

Presentation Abstract: John Murnane, LHG brings his 23 years of local drilling experience to discuss how a simple day of drilling can go from a great day out of the office to a nightmare. The emphasis will be on foreseeing and preventing problems before we show up on a site with a sharp eye towards safety. He’ll bring many obvious and not so obvious examples and hopefully a few laughs. It will be a casual talk just in time for the busy drilling season.

Speaker Bio:
John Murnane is Washington State licensed hydrogeologist who has spent the bulk of his 27 year career in the drilling industry. He began his career as a field Geologist for the U.S. Geologic Survey in Menlo Park in Hydrothermal ore generation then moved to the Puget Sound area to work with CH2M HILL and Environmental Science and Engineering. From there he joined the emerging Cascade Drilling where he performed most every job except actual drilling for the next 21 years. John recently joined  Holocene Drilling to bring his experience in safety, marketing and administrative systems to this outstanding company. John has a Master’s degree in Geology from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Finance from Western Illinois University.

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