Northwest Energy Association

NWEA Speaker Program for 2018-2019

November 29, 2018 Luncheon

How DO geologists get dates?

William Orr

       Despite the title, Bill Orr will summarize some of the means by 
which Paleontologists arrive at geologic ages for fossiliferous rocks. 
To make his point he will borrow from a chronology of American 
automobiles in the 1950s. Bill's experiences in the petroleum industry 
(Exxon/Shell) in the 1950s and 60s as well as his tours on the drillship 
GLOMAR CHALLENGER will support his presentation.

William Orr was educated at the University of Oklahoma, the University 
of California and Michigan State University. He is retired emeritus 
professor of geology from the University of Oregon and makes his home in 
Marion co. OR