Northwest Energy Association
NWEA Speaker Program for 2018-2019
November 29, 2018 Luncheon
How DO geologists get dates?
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