Robert R. Berg’s (1986) article, “The Future Petroleum Geologist,” summarizes the findings of the 13-member AAPG Select Committee on The Future Petroleum Geologist appointed by President William L. Fisher in July 1985. While this undertaking is laudable, particularly considering present circumstance in the petroleum industry, the committee has apparently overlooked a vital aspect concerning the future knowledge requirements of the petroleum geologist. Specifically, the Select Committee makes no mention of the need for computer literacy in its list of educational training categories.

This omission seems inconsistent with the efforts of AAPG concerning computer knowledge. A computer-applications-to-geology committee formed in 1968...

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