John W. Shelton Search & Discovery Award

The John W. Shelton Search and Discovery Award is given at the Annual Convention of the Association each year in recognition of the best contribution to the “Search and Discovery” website in the past year.

 

2020

John Conrad Dolson

Zhiyong He

Brian Wilson Horn

2019

Michael Grammer

Jim Karsten

Dennis R. Prezbindowski, PhD

Alejandra Santiago Torres

Benjamin F. Dattilo

Jonathan Havens

2018

Andrew D. Miall

2017

Kristy Tramp Milliken

William Edmond Galloway

John William Snedden

Mike Blum

2016

Ronald C. Blakey

2015

Konstantin Sobornov

2014

Neil K. Basu

Oswaldo E. Viloria

Hector Daniel Bello

Paul Richard Clarke

Gervasio Jose Barzola

2013

Anne Grau

Robert Hamlin Sterling Jr.

2012

Katherine Anne Giles

2011

Dwight McClintock Moore

Robert O Brooks

2010

Paul Mitchell Harris

Presentation of John W. Shelton Search & Discovery Award to Michael Grammer, Jim Karsten, Dennis Prezbindowski, Benjamin Dattilo and Jonathan Havens for 'Reservoir Characterization and 3D Modeling of Silurian Reef Slopes: Pipe Creek Jr. Quarry, Grant County, Indiana, #51440 (2017)' (Presented at the 2017 AAPG Eastern Section 46th Annual Meeting, Morgantown, W. Va., Sept. 24-27, 2017) at the Opening Session, Annual Convention & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas on May 19, 2019.
Presentation of John W. Shelton Search & Discovery Award to Andrew Miall, for 'The Valuation of Unconformities' (Presented at the 2016 ACE in Calgary), at the Opening Session, Annual Convention & Exhibition in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 21, 2018.
Presentation of the inaugural John W. Shelton Search & Discovery Award to Paul Mitchell Harris at the Opening Session, Annual Convention & Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 11, 2010.
Restrictions

The recipient need not be a Member of the Association. If some of the material in the contribution has been published previously, substantive additional material must be included in the Search and Discovery version.

Guidelines for Consideration of Candidates

The award is to honor and reward the author(s) of a Search and Discovery contribution(s) considered to be the most outstanding.

The basis for determining the outstanding contribution to Search and Discovery is originality of concepts and/or techniques, applicability to, and impact on, exploration for and/or development of hydrocarbon resources and/or energy-mineral resources, clarity in presentation, and quality and added value of illustrative material.

Procedure for Recommendation

Nominations for the award come from members of the Search and Discovery Editorial Board and technical editors. The AAPG Elected Editor, Geoscience Director and Datapages Manager are also invited to participate in the nomination process. The Administrative Editor for Search and Discovery is responsible for both the nomination process and the final recommendation for the award to the Advisory Council.

Description of the Award

The John W. Shelton Search and Discovery Award is $1,000 cash and a certificate bearing the recipient’s name, the title of the award- winning contribution and its appropriate web address. Co-authors share equally.

History

This award was established in 2009 to honor the creator and champion of the Search and Discovery website, John W. Shelton. With this online media AAPG is able to provide members worldwide with timely searchable technical papers. John W. Shelton is the originator and leader of AAPG’s Internet publication program. He is considered the “father” of AAPG’s Digital Library. From his vision and dedication many members benefit, and AAPG’s global reach is greatly extended.

Funding

Funding for this award is provided through the AAPG Foundation Awards Fund.

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