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George C. Matson Memorial Award

The George C. Matson Memorial Award is given each year at the annual convention of the Association in recognition of the best AAPG paper presented the previous year at the annual convention.

 

2019

Ayrat Gizzatov

2018

Paul Gordon Lillis

2017

Martin J. Kennedy

2016

Jeremy Jameson

2015

Peter Hill Hennings

2014

Stephen Holtkamp

2013

Jonathan Patrick Allen

2012

Helge Loseth

Lars Wensaas

Marita Gading

Michael Springer

2011

Satinder Chopra

Kurt J. Marfurt, PhD

2010

Pradeep Bhatnagar

Scott Robert Mclellan

Karlis Muehlenbachs

Byron Veilleux

Barbara J. Tilley

Pietro B. V. Quartero

2009

Mahyar Madadi

Mark Knackstedt

Christoph Arns

Ralf Josef Weger

Gregor Tobias Baechle

Gregor Paul Eberli

2008

David George Derbecker

Ken Hargrove

Dale Vincent Dailey

Brian Wilson Horn

Ross Howard Benthien

Debra Hays Phillips

Cathy Lee Farmer

2007

Steven H. Brachman

2006

Martin P. A. Jackson, PhD

Michael R. Hudec

Daniel D. Schultz-Ela, PhD

2005

Marian Warren

Murray Gilhooly

Andrew Lowe

2004

Frank J. Peel

2003

Mark Cooper

Richard G. Harris

2002

Henry William Posamentier

2000

Wafik B. Beydoun

1999

Martha Oliver Withjack

1998

Joachim Amthor

1997

Mark B. Allen

1996

James P. DiSiena

1995

Kenneth John Thies

1994

Steven George Henry

1993

Patrick Joseph Hamilton

1992

John R. Underhill

1991

Michael Donald Lewan, PhD

1990

Martin P. A. Jackson, PhD

1989

Ian E. Hutcheon

1988

Jon Frederic Blickwede

1987

James Francis Dolan

1986

Lisa M. Pratt

1985

Ralph Spaulding Kerr

1984

Thomas J. Schull

1983

Clemont H. Bruce

1982

Colin Barker, PhD

1981

Roger K. McLimans

1980

Robert G. Todd

Peter Robbins Vail, PhD

1979

Philip Humphrey H. Nelson

1978

Colin Barker, PhD

1977

Stephen G. Franks, PhD

1976

Curtis Carlyle Humphris, Jr.

1975

Leigh C. Price

1974

N. A. Anstey

1973

Leigh C. Price

1972

Harry E Cook, III

Robert Paul Nixon

1971

H. O. Woodbury

1970

Douglas J. Shearman

1969

Arthur A. Meyerhoff

1968

Charles A. Biggs

1967

Max G. Pitcher

1966

Lloyd Charles Pray, PhD

1965

Gordon I. Atwater

1964

William R. Muehlberger

1963

John D. Moody

1962

Eric A. Rudd

1961

Horace D. Thomas

1960

Harold William Owens

1959

Daniel A. Busch

1958

James W. Gwinn

1957

John Alan Masters

Presentation of George C. Matson Memorial Awards to Ayrat Gizzatov for 'Interaction of Surfactants at Nanoscale with Water-Wet and Oil-Wet Calcite Surfaces at Reservoir Conditions' at the Opening Session, Annual Convention & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas on May 19, 2019.
Presentation of George C. Matson Memorial Awards to Paul G. Lillis, for 'Application of Oil Gravity and Sulfur Content Relationships to Oil Typing and Source Rock Kinetics', at the Opening Session, Annual Convention & Exhibition in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 21, 2018.
Presentation of George C. Matson Memorial Awards to Pradeep Bhatnagar, Scott Mclellan, Karlis Muehlenbachs, Byron Veilleux, Barbara Tilley and Pietro Quartero at the Opening Session, Annual Convention & Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 11, 2010.
Restrictions

The recipient of the George C. Matson Memorial Award is not required to be an AAPG Member. Selection of the winning paper is made only from among papers presented in AAPG Technical Sessions and AAPG Joint Technical Sessions at the annual meeting. Since a significant part of the scoring is based on quality of presentation, only the individual presenting the paper receives the award.

Guidelines for Consideration of Candidates

The Matson Award Committee is an integral part of the AAPG Convention Committee structure, and its Chairman is appointed by the Convention General Chairman.

The Matson Award Committee Chairman chooses a group of judges who select the winning paper according to the quality of scientific content and excellence of presentation.

Procedure

The Committee’s decision is conveyed by the Chairman to the Convention General Chairman as soon as possible following the convention. The General Chairman then informs the President of the Association who notifies the winner.

Description of Award

The name of each recipient is engraved on the beautiful, large silver Matson Cup, which is retained at AAPG Headquarters. The recipient is given a plaque on which an engraved miniature replica of the silver cup is displayed. Co-authors will receive a certificate.

History

This award was established in 1957.

Funding

Funding for the award is provided through the AAPG Foundation Awards Fund through a generous contribution of the Matson family as a lasting memorial to George C. Matson.

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