W. Funkhouser, one of the world's leading geologists -- whether
the subject is the industry, the profession or the Association --
will be honored in Dallas along with 37 others who will receive
honors and awards during the opening session of the AAPG annual
retired vice president of exploration and production for Chevron
Corp. and a past president of AAPG and chairman of the AAPG Foundation
will receive the Sidney Powers Memorial Award, AAPG's highest honor.
ceremony is part of the opening session of the AAPG annual meeting,
which will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at the Dallas
will include a multi-media look at Dallas and its place in the petroleum
industry's history, welcoming remarks from general chairman Terrence
G. O'Hare and the presidential address from AAPG President Steve
following the awards ceremony will be the Icebreaker reception in
the nearby exhibits hall.
approved by the Executive Committee, are presented annually to recognize
individuals for service to the profession, the science, the Association
and the public.
the award winners, Stewart Chuber of Schulenberg, Texas, and Royce
P. Carr, of Mount Pleasant, Texas, will receive two awards in Dallas:
Chuber will receive AAPG Honorary Membership and a House of Delegates
Distinguished Member award, and Carr will receive both an AAPG Distinguished
Service Award and HoD Honorary Membership.
noted by nominators as a "geologist's geologist," the Powers Medal
caps a long career filled with superlatives.
and citations of all award winners will be included in a future
winners who will be honored along with Funkhouser in Dallas are:
to members who have distinguished themselves by their accomplishments
and through their service to the profession of petroleum geology
and to AAPG. This year's honorees are:
Exploration Co., Schulenburg, Texas
Virginia Geological Survey, Morgantown, W.Va
from Shell, The Hague, Netherlands
T. Halbouty Human Needs Award
an individual for the outstanding application of geology to the
benefit of human needs, recognizing scientific excellence.
University of Papua New Guinea
to members in recognition of distinguished and outstanding achievement
in exploration for petroleum or mineral resources, with an intended
emphasis on recent discovery.
Paramount Resources, Calgary,
E. Murray Memorial Distinguished Educator Award
and outstanding contributions to geological education, both at the
university level and toward education of the general public. This
year's honorees are:
of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
C. Roy Jr.
University, San Antonio, Texas
whose area of work may not qualify for one of the existing awards,
but is worthy of the Association's recognition.
IES Integrated Exploration Systems, Aachen, Germany
contributions of AAPG members to public affairs -- and intended
to encourage such activities.
BP Amoco, Houston
who have distinguished themselves in singular and beneficial long-term
service to AAPG. This year's honorees are:
Oil & Gas, Mount Pleasant, Texas
G&H Production Co.,
consultant, San Antonio,
Auburn Energy, Houston
E. Pratt Memorial Award
and reward the author(s) of the best AAPG BULLETIN article published
each calendar year.
"Morphology of the Casper Mountain Uplift and Related, Subsidiary
Structures, Central Wyoming: Implications for Laramide Kinematics,
Dynamics and Crustal Inheritance," which appeared in the August
H. Dott Sr. Memorial Award
and reward the author/editor of the best special publication dealing
with geology published by the Association.
"Pressure Regimes in Sedimentary Basins and Their Prediction."
Sproule Memorial Award
and reward the best paper published by AAPG or by an affiliated
society, division or Section in 2002, by a member 35 years of age
"Evidence of First Order Tectonic Control and Point Load Migration
in the Upper Cretaceous Milk River -- Basal Belly River Interval
in the Alberta Foreland Basin."
C. Matson Award
and reward the best oral presentation at the AAPG Annual Meeting
in Salt Lake City.
with BHP Billiton Petroleum, Houston,
for "Styles, Mechanisms and Hydrocarbon Implications of Syndepositional
Folds in Deepwater Fold Belts; Examples from Angola and the
Gulf of Mexico."
Braunstein Memorial Award
and reward the best poster presentation at the AAPG Annual Meeting
in Salt Lake City.
with the petroleum research section of the
Kansas Geological Survey, Lawrence, Kan.,
for the poster "The Role of Moldic Porosity in Paleozoic Kansas
Reservoirs and the Association of Original Depositional Facies
and Early Diagenesis With Reservoir Properties."
for notable journalistic achievement, in any medium, which contributes
to public understanding of geology, energy resources or the technology
of oil and gas exploration. This year's honorees are:
Norway, for his geological magazine "GEO" and his Internet newspaper
for her "Roadside Geology"
Dengo Memorial Award
and reward the best paper from the AAPG international meeting in
department of earth sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool,
U.K., for the paper "Ultra High Resolution Correlation Using
Coal Seam Micro-Stratigraphy."
co-authors were John A. Howell, of the Geologisk Institut, University
of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; Stephen S. Flint, also of the University
of Liverpool; and Claus Diessel and Ron Boyd, both of the school
of environmental and life sciences, University of Newcastle,
and reward the international best poster at the AAPG international
meeting in Barcelona.
"Visualization and Utilization of 3-D Outcrop Data." Loseth,
Soegaard, Rivenaes and Martinsen are all with the Norsk Hydro
Research Center, Bergen, Norway. Thurmond is with the department
of geosciences, University of Texas at Dallas.
Delegates Honorary Membership Award
highest honor, presented in recognition of consistent, dedicated
and exemplary service to the HoD.
Pentad Oil & Gas, Mount
of Delegates Distinguished Member Award
to honor unique or exemplary service to the House through committee
Fayette Exploration Co., Schulenburg, Texas
EnCana Corp., Calgary, Canada
consultant, Lafayette, Calif.