Since past DPA President Daniel J. Tearpock will not be able to attend the DPA awards event at the AAPG Annual Convention in Long Beach, a ceremony was held in March in Houston to present Tearpock the 2012 DPA Heritage Award.
The event was attended by the DPA leadership along with some local participants, AAPG Executive Director David Curtiss and Divisions manager Norma Newby.
The DPA Heritage Award, first bestowed in 2004, is awarded to an individual who is generally well-known for their substantial contributions to the industry.
Tearpock formed Subsurface Consultants and Associates in 1988 after previously working with Tenneco. As chairman and CEO of SCA, Tearpock conducts a variety of consulting projects including technical studies and training for over 21,000 petroleum professionals from over 350 companies in 50 countries.
He served in several leadership capacities for DPA, including last year as division president and currently on the DPA Executive Committee.