Announced for Houston Meeting

Matson, Braunstein Award Winners

Technical winners have been announced for the best paper and poster presentations at April’s AAPG Annual Convention in Houston.

The winners will receive their awards at the opening session of the next annual meeting, set April 1-4 in Long Beach, Calif.

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Technical winners have been announced for the best paper and poster presentations at April’s AAPG Annual Convention in Houston.

The winners will receive their awards at the opening session of the next annual meeting, set April 1-4 in Long Beach, Calif.

The winners are:

George S. Matson Award

The best paper award goes to Steven H. Brachman, with Pogo Producing in Houston, for “Integration of 3-D Seismic With Geologic Knowledge Can Detect Non-Amplitude Combination Traps and Discover New Pay Zones in the 600 BCF Mature Play, Northern Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.”

The paper was part of the session on “Recent Discoveries and Play Openers: Mature Basins.”

Jules Braunstein Award

The best poster award goes to George W. Shurr, Thomas Haggar and Sarah A. Chadima, for “Exploration Strategies for Ultra-Shallow Microbial Methane on the Eastern Margin of the Williston Basin.”

Shurr is with GeoShurr Resources, Ellsworth, Minn., and Haggar and Chadima are both with the South Dakota Geological Survey, Vermillion, S.D.

The poster was part of the session on “Ultra-Shallow Gas Accumulations.”

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