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, with the Rensselaer Center of Applied Geology, Brooklyn College (C.U.N.Y.), Troy, N.Y., heads the list of those who have been named to receive the Association's highest honors and awards for 2000.
AAPG awards are presented to recognize individuals for service to the profession, the science, the Association and the public.
Friedman is this year's recipient of the Sidney Powers Memorial Award, AAPG's highest honor.
He has had a long career of activities and dedicated service to AAPG, the Eastern Section, education and to the science of geology, including a term as AAPG vice president. He also has been an AAPG distinguished lecturer and winner of the Distinguished Educator Award.
Friedman is one of 32 people approved by the AAPG Executive Committee to be honored this year, and most will receive award during the AAPG annual meeting April 16 in New Orleans.
The list includes three international award winners, who will be recognized at the AAPG international conference and exhibition Oct. 15, 2000, in Bali, Indonesia.
Also being honored also in New Orleans will be the previously announced winners of the George C. Matson and Jules Braunstein awards, technical awards earned with presentations at the 1999 annual meeting in San Antonio, as well as the technical award winners from the recent AAPG international conference in Birmingham.
Full biographies and citations of all award winners will be included in a future BULLETIN.
Those to be honored in New Orleans are:
Sidney Powers Memorial Award
- Gerald M. Friedman, distinguished professor of geology, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.
He has served on many AAPG committees, and was AAPG vice president in 1984-85.
Friedman has received many awards in his service to AAPG, including Honorary Membership (1990) and AAPG's Distinguished Service Award (1987) and Distinguished Educator Award (1996).
This is AAPG's highest honor reflecting contributions to petroleum geology. An article dealing specifically with his achievements will be carried in a future EXPLORER.
Honorary Membership Award
Presented to members who have distinguished themselves by their accomplishments and through their service to the profession of petroleum geology and to AAPG.
- A.T. "Toby" Carleton, president, Tocor Exploration, Midland, Texas.
- Paul A. Catacosinos, retired, Albuquerque, N.M.
- Susan M. Landon, independent, Golden, Colo.
- Charles J. Mankin, director, Oklahoma Geological Society, Norman, Okla.
- Robert M. Mitchum, president, Robert M. Mitchum Exploration, Houston.
Michel T. Halbouty Human Needs Award
Honors an individual for the outstanding application of geology to the benefit of human needs, recognizing scientific excellence.
Distinguished Educator Award
Presented for distinguished and outstanding contributions to geological education, both at the university level and toward education of the general public.
- Robert R. Berg, professor, department of geology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
- John D. Haun, consultant,
- Ernest A. Mancini, professor of geology, University of Alabama, Northport, Ala.
Presented to individuals and organizations whose area of work may not qualify for one of the existing awards, but is worthy of association recognition.
This year the award goes to two people involved in innovative geoscience educational efforts.
- William T. Smith, Fort Worth, Texas.
- Arthur R. Green, Exxon Exploration Co., Houston.
Public Service Award
Presented to recognize contributions of AAPG members to public affairs — and intended to encourage such activities.
- John H. Marshall Jr., CEO, Marshall Energetics Inc., Dallas.
- Alvin L. Schultz, San Antonio, Texas.
Presented to long-standing members who have contributed to the Association and who have made meaningful and significant contributions to the science of geology.
- William C. Gussow, consultant, Ottawa, Canada.
- Frank P. Sonnenberg, consultant, Littleton, Colo.
Distinguished Service Award
Presented to those who have distinguished themselves in singular and beneficial long-term service to AAPG.
- Edward D. Dolly, Anschutz Exploration, Evergreen, Colo.
- J. Michael Party, geologist/geophysicist, Wagner & Brown Ltd., Midland, Texas.
- Robert T. Sellars, petroleum geologist, Denver.
- Robert C. Shoup, Samson Resources, Houston.
- Pinar O. Yilmaz, Exxon Exploration, Houston.
Presented in recognition of notable journalistic achievement, in any medium, that contributes to public understanding of geology, energy resources or the technology of oil and gas exploration.
- Walter L. Youngquist, consultant, Eugene, Ore.
J.C. "Cam" Sproule Memorial Award
(For best paper published by AAPG or by an affiliated society, division or Section in 1998, by a member 35 years of age or younger.)
- Sebastián Galeazzi, Tour Total, Paris, France, for "Structural and Stratigraphic Evolution of the Western Malvinas Basin, Argentina," AAPG BULLETIN, Vol. 82, No. 4, pages 596-636.
Robert H. Dott Sr. Memorial Award
Presented to honor the author/editor of the best special publication dealing with geology published by the association.
- Ben E. Law, consultant, Lakewood, Colo.; Gregory F. Ulmishek, U.S. Geological Survey, Lakewood, Colo.; and Vyacheslav I. Slavin, Berlin, Germany, editors for Memoir 70: Abnormal Pressures in Hydrocarbon Environments.
Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award
Presented to honor the author(s) of the best AAPG BULLETIN article published each calendar year.
- Karla E. Tucker, Chevron Petroleum Technology, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Paul M. Harris, Chevron Petroleum Technology, Houston; and Richard C. Nolen-Hoeksema, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, for "Geologic Investigation of Cross-Well Seismic Response in a Carbonate Reservoir, McElroy Field, West Texas," Vol. 82, No. 8 (August), pages 1,463-1,503.
George C. Matson Memorial Award
Presented to honor the best oral presentation at the AAPG annual meeting in San Antonio.
Jules Braunstein Memorial Award
Presented to honor the best poster presentation at the AAPG annual meeting in San Antonio.
- Eloise Doherty and Stephen E. Laubach, both with the Bureau of Economic Geology, the University of Texas at Austin, for the poster, "Natural Fracture Analysis Using Drilled Sidewall Cores."
International: Best Paper
- Rob J. Knipe, University of Leeds, Leeds, England, for "Fault Zone Row Behavior and Extending Field Life." (Co-authors listed in December 1999 EXPLORER)
International: Best Poster
- Joseph M. Finneran and Y. Keith Bally, both with Amoco Energy, Trinidad, for "Petrophysical Characteristics of an Emerging Giant Gas Province: The Columbus Basin, Southeast Coast of Trinidad."