Field Notes
"Screw Business As Usual"
By – Oct 10, 2012
“Screw Business As Usual.” I feel like I’ve been saying this for a while now, however Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, just put it in print in this Live Mint, Wall Street Journal article, “Volunteer Work: The Bigger Picture.”He makes the point that philanthropy and business are...

Tour of Missouri, Day 3
By Gary Pendergrass, PE, RG – Oct 5, 2012
Our Final Day of Touring At 8 a.m., Bill O'Dowd and I pull into the Havener Student Center parking lot and walk across the street to McNutt Hall, the home of all Geosciences at Missouri University of Science & Technology. Dave Wronkiewicz shows up a few minutes later, and we begin our tour of...

Tour of Missouri, Day 2
By Gary Pendergrass, PE, RG – Oct 4, 2012
At 7:15 a.m. Tuesday morning, I meet Bill O’Dowd in the lobby of the Saint George Hotel and we walk down Main Street for breakfast at the Weston Café. The sun is just starting to come up and few people are stirring on the streets. While we are waiting for our orders, we strike up a conversation...

Tour of Missouri, Day 1
By Gary Pendergrass, PE, RG – Oct 2, 2012
At 8 a.m. Monday, I meet Bill O’Dowd in a hotel lobby in St. Louis, Missouri. We load up the GeoEngineers’ pickup truck and head west on Interstate 70. In St. Charles, we cross the Missouri River for the first time and parallel the river all the way to Columbia. The course of the Missouri River...

Gearing Up for the Tour of Missouri
By Gary Pendergrass, PE, RG – Oct 1, 2012
Missouri Carbon Sequestration Project This morning I’m meeting Bill O’Dowd with the National Energy Technology Laboratory and our Project Manager on the Missouri Carbon Sequestration Project to embark on an 850-mile, three-day circuit of Missouri to tour four carbon sequestration drilling sites;...