The energy revolution will be the subject of next Friday evening’s AusIMM Nelson Discussion Group meeting.
The presenter will be Doctor Gerrit van der Lingen, a prominent geologist and palaeo-climate researcher.
The meeting will be held at the Nick Smith’s Community Room 544 Waimea Road, Annesbrook, Stoke.
Dr van der Lingen studied geology at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. The subject of his PhD thesis was the geology and structure of an area in the central Spanish Pyrenees.
His first job was in Surinam in South America, where he worked in the Amazon jungle for three years.
In 1965, he came to New Zealand to join the sedimentology laboratory of the NZ Geological Survey. He took part in two expeditions of the deep sea drilling project on the scientific drilling ship the Glomar Challenger.
The AusIMM said that while employed by the NZ Geological Survey, he also carried out research, jointly with colleague David Smale, on the petrology of drill cores from the Great South Basin and Taranaki. Eight papers and reports were produced.
He worked as a private consultant from 1990 and was a research associate at the University of Canterbury. He carried out consultancy work for the Petrocorp Oil Company, producing 12 reports on drill core samples.