AAPG Divisions Honor Their Best

Awards Given in Calgary

AAPG's three Divisions will be honoring members for their service at the AAPG Convention in Calgary.

Division of Environmental Geosciences

  • President's Award
    Gerald R. Baum, Maryland Geological Survey, Baltimore, Md.

  • Public Outreach
    Susan R. Eaton, SR ECO Consultants, Calgary, Canada.

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AAPG's three Divisions will be honoring members for their service at the AAPG Convention in Calgary.

Division of Environmental Geosciences

  • President's Award
    Gerald R. Baum, Maryland Geological Survey, Baltimore, Md.

  • Public Outreach
    Susan R. Eaton, SR ECO Consultants, Calgary, Canada.

  • Certificate of Merit
    Nancy Dorsey, Dallas and Wanda Sedlacek, Plano, Texas.

  • Best Oral Presentation
    Alan Joseph Reed, Arcadis, Midland, Texas for "Electro-Dialysis Reversal Remediation for Chloride Contaminated Groundwater -- A Case Study."

  • Best Poster
    Benoit Vincent, Etienne Brosse and Caroline Magnier for "Use of Geochemical Modeling for the Prediction of CO2 Fate in Geological Reservoirs."

Division of Professional Affairs

  • Life Member Award
    Royce P. Carr, consultant, Mount Pleasant, Texas.

  • Distinguished Service
    Lee C. Gerhard, Thomasson Partners Associates, Lawrence, Kan.

  • DPA Heritage Award
    Robert D. Gunn, Gunn Oil Co., Wichita Falls, Texas.

  • Certificates of Merit
    • Rick L. Ericksen, State Board of Registered Petroleum Geologists, Jackson, Miss.;
    • James A. Drahovzal, Kentucky Geological Survey, Lexington, Ky.;
    • Richard G. Green, LaRoche Petroleum Consulting, Dallas and
    • Daniel J. Tearpock, Subsurface Consulting & Associates, Houston.

Energy Minerals Division

  • EMD Honorary Membership
    Jeremy Platt, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, Calif.
  • EMD Distinguished Service
    • Andrew R. Scott, Altuda Geological Consultant, San Antonio;
    • Ron Grubbs, Eagle Oil & Gas, Dallas; and
    • Larry Brady, Lawrence, Kan.
  • Distinguished Contributions Award
    Norma Newby, Tulsa.
  • EMD Past President's Award
    Chacko John, Baton Rouge, La.
  • EMD Certificate of Merit
    • Creties Jenkins for outstanding service as EMD vice chairman at the 2004 AAPG Convention in Dallas;
    • Janet Brister (AAPG Web site editor) for her work in developing the new EMD Web site; and
    • Michael Jones (AAPG Webmaster) for his work in developing the new EMD Web site.

Technical awards for presentations at the 2004 AAPG Annual Convention:

  • Frank Kottlowski Memorial Award (Best Paper)
    H. Todd Schaef, B.P. McGrail and Stephen P. Reidel, for "Geologic Sequestration of CO2 in Basalt Formations."
  • President's Certificate for Excellence in Presentation (oral presentation)
    • Andrew R. Scott and D.F. Balin, San Antonio for "Preliminary Assessment of Worldwide Coalbed Methane Resources";
    • Richard M. Pollastro, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, for "Assessing the Giant Barnett Shale Continuous (Unconventional) Gas Accumulation, Barnett-Paleozoic Total Petroleum System, Bend Arch-Fort Worth Basin, Texas"; and
    • Jeffrey R. Levine, consultant, Richardson, Texas, and Creties Jenkins, DeGolyer and Macnaughton, Dallas, for "What is the Role of the Geologist in Assessment of Continuous-Type Gas Accumulations?"
  • Best Poster Award
    Daniel M. Jarvie, Humble Institute & Services, Humble, Texas; R.M. Pollastro, Ronald J. Hill, Brenda L. Claxton, Mark H. Tobey and D.A. Wavrek, for "Geochemical Characterization of Thermogenic Gas and Oil in the Fort Worth Basin, Texas."
  • President's Certificate for Excellence in Presentation (Poster Presentation)
    • K. David Newell, Troy A. Johnson, W. Matthew Brown, Jonathan P. Lange and Timothy R. Carr, "Geological and Geochemical Factors Influencing the Emerging Coalbed Gas Play in the Cherokee and Forest City Basins in Eastern Kansas"; and
    • Roy C. Davies, John A. Howell, Stephen Flint, Claus Diessel and Ron Boyd, for "An Integrated Study of the Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Coal Petrography of the Sunnyside Member of the Blackhawk Formation, Book Cliffs, Eastern Utah."