KENNETH W. GLENNIE
Kenneth W. Glennie, honorary professor
at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and retired senior geologist
with Shell, has been named the 2005 recipient of the Sidney Powers
Glennie, an Honorary Member of AAPG who has been
hailed for his excellence as a "global explorationist," heads the
list of those being honored this year by the Association.
AAPG awards, approved by the Executive Committee,
are presented annually to recognize individuals for service to the
profession, the science, the Association and the public.
As a recipient of the Powers Medal, Glennie is bestowed
the Association's highest honor.
When he received his Honorary Membership award in
2003, Glennie was cited for having advanced "our understanding of
both Quaternary and Permian deserts, and influenced hydrocarbon
exploration in Oman and the North Sea." He is considered one of
the first petroleum sedimentologists, and has been regarded by many
as an "inspirational leader."
Glennie and his fellow honorees will be recognized
at the opening session of the 2005 AAPG Convention, which will be
held June 19-22 in Calgary, Canada.
An interview with Glennie will be published in a
future EXPLORER and biographies and citations of all award winners
will be included in a future BULLETIN.
Those award winners approved by the Executive Committee
and who will be honored along with Glennie in Calgary are:
Honorary Membership Award
Presented to members who have distinguished themselves
by their accomplishments and through their service to the profession
of petroleum geology and to AAPG.
- Edward K. David, David Petroleum Corp., Roswell, N.M.
- Christopher P.M. Heath, retired from
Amoco, Vancouver, Canada.
- G. Warfield "Skip" Hobbs, Ammonite Resources,
New Canaan, Conn.
Outstanding Explorer Award
Presented to members in recognition of distinguished
and outstanding achievement in exploration for petroleum or mineral
resources, with an intended emphasis on recent discovery.
- John P. Lockridge, independent, Pebble Beach, Calif.
Distinguished Service Award
Presented to those who have distinguished themselves
in singular and beneficial long-term service to AAPG.
- Adebayo O. Akinpelu, Chevron Overseas Petroleum, San Ramon,
- Thomas C. Chidsey Jr., Utah Geological
Survey, Sandy, Utah.
- Thomas E. Ewing, Frontera Exploration
Consulting, San Antonio.
- Richard G. Green, LaRoche Petroleum Consulting,
- Gerald E. Harrington, Llano Land and
Exploration, Roswell, N.M.
- R. Randy Ray, R-3 Exploration, Lakewood,
- Charles A. Sternbach, Jordan Oil and
- Jack Threet, Threet Energy, Houston.
- Scott W. Tinker, Bureau of Economic Geology,
The University of Texas at Austin, Texas.
Grover E. Murray Memorial Distinguished Educator
Presented for distinguished and outstanding contributions
to geological education, both at the university level and toward
education of the general public.
Aureal T. Cross, professor emeritus, Department of Geological
Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.
Fred F. Meissner, Colorado School of Mines,
- Paul Weimer, Department of Geological
Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.
Presented to individuals and organizations whose
area of work may not qualify for one of the existing awards, but
is worthy of Association recognition.
- John Gibson, Halliburton Energy, Houston.
Public Service Award
Presented to recognize contributions of AAPG members
to public affairs -- and intended to encourage such activities.
- John Hickenlooper, mayor, Denver.
Presented to long-standing members who have contributed
to the Association and who have made meaningful contributions to
the science of geology.
- Philip W. Choquette, Littleton, Colo.
Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award
Presented to honor and reward the author(s) of the
best AAPG BULLETIN article published each calendar year.
- Hongliu Zeng and Charles Kerans, for "Seismic Frequency Control
On Carbonate Seismic Stratigraphy: A Case Study of the Kingdom
Abo Sequence, West Texas," which appeared in the February 2003
Robert H. Dott Sr. Memorial Award
Presented to honor and reward the author/editor of
the best special publication dealing with geology published by the
- Peter A. Scholle and Dana S. Ulmer-Scholle, for AAPG Memoir
77, Color Guide to the Petrography of Carbonate Rocks: Grains,
Textures, Porosity, Diagenesis.
George C. Matson Award
Presented to honor and reward the best oral presentation
at the AAPG Convention in Dallas.
- Marian Warren (co-authors were Andrew Love and Murray Gilhooly),
with EnCana Corp., Calgary, Canada, for "A High-Impact Gas Discovery
in a Maturing Basin (Western Canada)."
Jules Braunstein Memorial Award
Presented to honor and reward the best poster presentation
at the AAPG Convention in Dallas.
- Mark Allen, Eric Blanc, Clare Davies, Adrian Heafford, Robert
Scott, Stephen Vincent and Larisa Voronova for the poster "Neotectonic
Deformation and Hydrocarbon Accumulation in Russia." Allen is
with CASP, Cambridge University, England; Blanc, Davies, Scott,
Vincent and Voronova are with CASP; and Heafford is with Jebco,
Presented for notable journalistic achievement, in
any medium, which contributes to public understanding of geology,
energy resources or the technology of oil and gas exploration.
- Bill Bryson, an American by birth now living in London, England,
for his non-fiction work A Short History of Nearly Everything,
which was number one on the Sunday Times (London) Best Seller
List for more than 25 weeks last year. The work is described as
"a major contribution to the popularization of science, the history
of science and the methods of science."