A history-based series, Historical Highlights is an ongoing EXPLORER series that celebrates the "eureka" moments of petroleum geology, the rise of key concepts, the discoveries that made a difference, the perseverance and ingenuity of our colleagues – and/or their luck! – through stories that emphasize the anecdotes, the good yarns and the human interest side of our E&P profession.
If you have such a story – and who doesn't? – and you'd like to share it with your fellow AAPG Members, contact the editor.
Matt Silverman has been the editor of Historical Highlights since January 2019. He is a former chair of the AAPG History of Petroleum Geology Committee and has also served in leadership roles with the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, the Denver International Petroleum Society and the Petroleum History Institute.
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