Committees: Honors & Awards
House Long Service Award
Martin D. (Marty) Hewitt was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada’s “Steel City”, in 1959. His interest in geology was kindled when growing up proximal to the Niagara escarpment and through discussions with his cousin, Brian Pratt, a geology professor at the University of Saskatchewan and fellow graduate of McMaster University in Hamilton. Marty obtained his B.Sc. in geology from McMaster in 1982 and his MBA from the University of Calgary in 1991.
Marty’s career in the industry began as an intern at Petro-Canada in Calgary, Alberta after his junior year at McMaster. Following that summer, Marty realized that he wanted to pursue a career working in the petroleum industry. Marty started at Petro-Canada full time after graduation and worked in various exploration, development and planning roles in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, offshore Eastern Canada and the North Sea for the next 18 years. In 2000, Marty moved to PanCanadian Petroleum in Calgary exploring the Gulf of Mexico and after PanCanadian’s merger with AEC to form EnCana, as Exploration Manager for Alaska and Group Lead for the Weyburn miscible flood in Saskatchewan. In 2006, Marty left EnCana for Nexen Petroleum in Calgary to work in the International Business Development group, International Planning & Economics group and in his current role as Exploration Manager for the Gulf of Mexico in Houston.
Marty’s involvement with AAPG began early in his career. He was elected as a CSPG delegate in 1987 and has continued to play significant roles within the AAPG House of Delegates for the past 25 years. He has chaired, or been a member of, most House committees over his tenure as a Delegate highlighted by serving on the House executive as Secretary/Editor in 2001 and Chair of the House in 2007. Marty is a two-time recipient of the House Recognition of Service Award for his contributions to the House and received the Honorary Member of the House Award in 2010.
Marty’s professional memberships include the AAPG, CSPG, SEG, SPE, GSL and HGS. He is a licensed professional geoscientist in Alberta and is a certified petroleum geologist through the AAPG’s Division of Professional Affairs serving as the Division’s President in 2011- 2012. Marty has been recognized with the CSPG’s President’s Award in 2005 and the AAPG’s Distinguished Service Award in 2006.
Marty and his wife, Anne Parsonage, currently reside in Houston, Texas and their two children, Joey and Katie, live in southern Alberta.