The Young Professionals group was started in 2017 to help promote the development of Canada's next generation of petroleum geologists. To achieve this end the group focuses on organizing events that will expand early career geoscientists breadth in geology, strengthen their soft skills, and create an enthusiastic community of young scientists within the CSPG. Our goal is to engage senior undergraduate/graduate students, new graduates, and professionals in the early stages of their careers to build dynamic networks that will serve them for their careers. The group has no technical specialization, and will help expose members to fields they may not see in the course of their work.

The Young Professionals group is always looking for speakers, volunteers, and ideas for events people would like to see. If you have ideas about what you would like to see, or want to get involved, please reach out to the committee contact below. As new events are planned the information will be posted on this page, so be sure to check back often.

Young Professional's Committee Chair- Scott Norlin (



Field Trip Leader: Kevin Root and John Weissenberger
August 9th 2018, 7:30am - 5:00pm

The field trip is one day in the Bow Valley looking at the basin evolution through the Paleozoic. 

The main goals of this trip are to examine Devonian, Mississippian and Cretaceous strata at Jura Creek and Seebe Dam.  These strata form both conventional and unconventional reservoirs in the subsurface of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.  We will also observe Tertiary thrust structures at Mount Yamnuska and in the front Ranges to the west, and will discuss aspects of the enigmatic Devonian and Mississippian Antler Orogeny.

Young Professional CSPG Members: $50 + GST
Young Professional Non-members:    $60 + GST  (CSPG student membership is free, sign up here)

Student CSPG Members: $30 + GST
Student Non-members:    $40 + GST  (CSPG student membership is free, sign up here)

  • Transportation, breakfast, lunch and snacks are included

Registration has now closed. This Field Trip is full.

Trip Itinerary:

7:30am Arrive At Bus Pick Up Location - In Front of Gulf Canada Square ( 401- 9th Ave SW)
8:00am Depart Calgary
9:00am Arrive at Seebee Dam - examine and discuss Cadium Formation and thrust structures at Mount Yamnuska
11:15am Depart Seebee Dam and drive to Jura Creek with a short stop along the way to view thrust structures
12:00pm Lunch
12:30pm Hike up to Jura Creek and examine the Mississippian and Devonian stratigraphy and briefly discuss the mid-Paleozoic Antler Orogeny
5:00pm Return to bus and depart for Calgary
6:00pm Arrive back to Calgary Drop Off Location - In Front Of Gulf Canada Square ( 401 - 9th Ave SW) 

For more information please contact or 403-513-1238