Ned Frost a Double Winner
Student Meeting Awards Announced
Student awards for technical papers and posters presented at both last year’s AAPG International Conference and Exhibition in Perth, Australia, and this year’s Annual Convention in Long Beach, Calif., have been announced by the Convention Organizing and Student Chapters committees.
Included in the list is a rarity: One student, Ned Frost, University of Texas at Austin, won first place in separate categories at both the Perth and Long Beach meetings.
Best oral presentation:
“Ichnofabric Analysis, Event Stratigraphy and Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction: Late Miocene Strata, East Cape by Te Araroa, New Zealand,” Nikki Tonkin, Memorial University of Newfoundland, with co-authors K.A. Campbel and M.R. Gregory, both of the University of Auckland.
“Runner-Up” recognition goes to “Ice-Sheet Dynamics of the Late Palaeozoic Glaciation in West Australia and Oman: Constraining Palaeogeographic and Sedimentological Models with Provenance Analysis,” by Joe R. Martin, University of Manchester, with co-authors Jonathan Redfern, University of Manchester, and Brian P.J. Williams, University of Aberdeen.
Best poster presentation:
“Platform-Margin Trajectory as a Control on Neptunian Dike Distributions, Devonian Reef Complexes, Canning Basin, Western Australia,” by Ned Frost, University of Texas at Austin; Dan Carpenter, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.; and Charles Kerans, University of Texas at Austin.
Two posters tied for runner-up honors. They are:
“Leakage Conditions of Rock Salt: Solid Bitumen-Impregnated Rock Salt from the South Oman Salt Basin,” by Johannes Schoenherr, RWTH Aachen University, Ralf Littke, Technical University of Aachen; Peter Kukla, RWTH Aachen University; Jean-Michel Larroque, Shell EP International; and Mark Newall, Petroleum Development of Oman.
“Multiple Provenances: The Role of the Hinterland Sediment Composition on Predicting Reservoir Quality -- An Example from the Western Lake Eyre Basin, Central Australia,” by Saju Menacherry, Tobias H.D. Payenberg and Simon C. Lang, all with the University of Adelaide.
Shell Best Oral Presentations:
- First place -- “Geologic Modeling of Frasnian and Famennian Carbonate Platforms, Canning Basin, Western Australia,” by Ned Frost, University of Texas at Austin.
- Second place -- “Contrasting Upper Devonian Foreslopes of the Canning Basin: Examples From Retrograding Frasnian and Prograding Famennian Platform Flanks,” by Ted Playton, University of Texas at Austin.
- Third place -- “Avulsion Clusters in Alluvial Basins: Statistical Tools for Quantifying Sand-Body Distributions and Implications for Reservoir Modeling and Interpretation,” by Elizabeth Hajek, University of Wyoming.
Shell Best Poster Presentations:
- First place -- “Playa Esqueleto and Other Outcrops -- Braided, Conglomeratic Submarine Channels: Upper Cretaceous Rosario Formation, Baja California, Mexico,” by Ian Kane, University of Leeds.
- Second place -- “Controls and Timing of Structural Inversion in the NE Atlantic Margin,” by Adrian Tuitt, University of Edinburgh.
- Third place -- “Normal Growth Fault Evolution in the Columbus Basin, Trinidad,” by Ulrike Freitag, Imperial College.
Schlumberger Outstanding Student Chapter Winners:
- University of Indonesia at Jakarta.
- University of Oklahoma.
Outstanding Student Chapter honorable mentions went to San Diego State University, Western Michigan University, Moscow State University and Brawijaya University.
Jim Hartman Service to Students Award:
Martha Lou Broussard, Houston.
(Presented to honor long-term support of AAPG student members and significant contributions to their development.)