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12 NOVEMBER 2022 WorldWide Drilling Resource® In Memoriam George Stouton Haymans, III (1950~2022) George Stouton Haymans, III passed away unexpectedly on August 3, 2022. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, then grew up in Gainesville, Georgia, graduating in 1968. A “rock hound” with one of the finest private collections of rocks, minerals, and fossils in Mississippi, he gifted it to Millsaps College for students to enjoy and learn. His love of rocks and artifacts began in first grade when he found dazzling minerals and Indian artifacts while on vacations with his family. This interest eventually led him to Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, where he received a bachelor of science degree in geology in 1972. After attending graduate school in geology at the University of Mississippi, George was trained as an engineer for Schlumberger Well Services in Ventura, California, in 1973. He worked for Schlumberger in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. He was recognized in the drilling exploration world as one of the best well log analysts, and his log examination was widely sought after and respected. He also consulted for many Houston-based drilling clients on deep high-pressure wells both for well analysis and well completion advisement. In 1980, he worked for several gas and oil companies inNatchez, before founding and becoming president of Petrovest, Inc. with successful gas and oil production in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Wyoming. George had a brilliant math and science mind and was able to make complex calculations without using pen and paper. He accumulated thousands of geological drilling logs and seismic data to study regional oil production prospects. Prior to complex computer modeling systems, he developed a 3D system to identify precise locations for drilling. He held professional geological registrations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, and Wyoming. He was a life member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists for over 45 years, and worked in the casino industry from 1994 until his retirement in 2013. George is survived by his wife of 34 years, Shirley; son George (Annie); stepdaughter Angela (Kenny); grandchildren Curtis, Christian, George, Worth, and Katherine; sister Elizabeth (Randy); and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Lest we forget . . . Groundwater Week Booth 311 Enjoy the wide diversity of subjects in your publication. Thanks, Bill Copeland Oklahoma City, OK