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Commitment to Fellow Members Makes Volunteering Exciting

Public Relations Coordinator

Dr. Johannes (Hans) Den Boer, P.Geol., P.Geoph., has been a member of APEGGA since 1976 and became a life member last year. Hans graduated with a bachelor of science from The Hague, the Netherlands. He also received a master's in science and a PhD (cum laude) in geology, geophysics and petrography from the State University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. Among his work highlights are terms as a mining geologist with Clough Engineering in British Columbia, and geophysical manager with both Mobil Oil Canada and Mobil Oil Indonesia.

Dr. Den Boer has been a dedicated supporter of his fellow APEGGA members through his volunteer experience on numerous committees. In the past Hans has been a member of the Board of Examiners and chair of the Professional Practice Examination Committee and the Oil & Gas Reserves Estimation Inquiry Subcommittee. He is currently the Chair of the Practice Review Board and a member of the Acts, Regulations & Bylaws Committee.

Hans lives in Calgary where he continues his volunteer work with a number of other organizations. With his vast work and volunteer experience to share, it's time we got to know Hans Den Boer.

Why do you volunteer with APEGGA?
I value the commitment of APEGGA to engender the highest professional standards, both technically and ethically, in our membership. I also value the association with other APEGGA volunteers who invariably demonstrate these high standards. I have found the association and interaction with professionals who are tops in their fields to be both exciting and educational.

Do you have a particularly memorable volunteer experience?
Being chair of the Oil & Gas Reserves Subcommittee of the Practice Review Board. The members of this committee are without exception outstanding professionals in their respective fields, making each meeting and each discussion an exciting educational experience.

What are your hobbies and interests?
I do a fair bit of community volunteer work (Community Mental Health Association, Church, Inn From The Cold). I am an avid reader and enjoy music (play the clarinet in the church's Praise Band). My wife and I are enthusiastic (and lousy) golfers and are keen travellers. We have visited all the continents, except Antarctica.

What high-tech product could you not live with?
My computer! My wife declares that I love my computer more than her (which is not true). I do spend a significant amount of my day doing all kind of chores on my computer; I even write my clarinet music on it. I don't spend much time surfing the Net, but there are plenty of other things: all financial and investment matters, e-mail, music, APEGGA matters, church affairs, etc. I don't think there would be enough time in the day to do all this "the old way."

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