Halliburton's Energy Services Group was honored at the AAPG All-Convention Luncheon in Calgary for its contribution toward getting more students involved in AAPG.
Since inception of the program in 2002, Halliburton has contributed a total of $639,000 to student memberships in AAPG, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
In presenting a plaque to Tim Probert, senior vice president of Halliburton's Drilling and Formation Evaluation division, AAPG President Patrick J.F. Gratton said that $203,000 had been contributed to benefit 7,401 AAPG student members.
Halliburton, which initiated the program with AAPG and the SEG, pays the membership dues for college students wishing to join the organizations. Halliburton later initiated a similar program with the SPE.
"We believe this to be a very worthwhile program for the industry," Probert said in accepting the award.
"We're proud to have commenced the process of encouraging student participation and involvement in the AAPG," he added, "and look forward to seeing similar efforts in the future to encourage student participation in professional organizations."