W. Funkhouser, one of the world's leading geologists — whether
the subject is the industry, the profession or the Association —
will be honored in Dallas along with 37 others who will receive
honors and awards during the opening session of the AAPG annual
retired vice president of exploration and production for Chevron
Corp. and a past president of AAPG and chairman of the AAPG Foundation
will receive the Sidney Powers Memorial Award, AAPG's highest honor.
ceremony is part of the opening session of the AAPG annual meeting,
which will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at the Dallas
will include a multi-media look at Dallas and its place in the petroleum
industry's history, welcoming remarks from general chairman Terrence
G. O'Hare and the presidential address from AAPG President Steve
following the awards ceremony will be the Icebreaker reception in
the nearby exhibits hall.
approved by the Executive Committee, are presented annually to recognize
individuals for service to the profession, the science, the Association
and the public.
the award winners, Stewart Chuber of Schulenberg, Texas, and Royce
P. Carr, of Mount Pleasant, Texas, will receive two awards in Dallas:
Chuber will receive AAPG Honorary Membership and a House of Delegates
Distinguished Member award, and Carr will receive both an AAPG Distinguished
Service Award and HoD Honorary Membership.
noted by nominators as a "geologist's geologist," the Powers Medal
caps a long career filled with superlatives.
and citations of all award winners will be included in a future
winners who will be honored along with Funkhouser in Dallas are:
to members who have distinguished themselves by their accomplishments
and through their service to the profession of petroleum geology
and to AAPG. This year's honorees are:
Michel T. Halbouty Human Needs Award
Honors an individual for the outstanding application of geology to the
benefit of human needs, recognizing scientific excellence.
Outstanding Explorer Award
Presented to members in recognition of distinguished and outstanding achievement
in exploration for petroleum or mineral resources, with an intended
emphasis on recent discovery.
Grover E. Murray Memorial Distinguished Educator Award
For distinguished and outstanding contributions to geological education, both at the
university level and toward education of the general public. This
year's honorees are:
For those whose area of work may not qualify for one of the existing awards,
but is worthy of the Association's recognition.
Public Service Award
To recognize contributions of AAPG members to public affairs — and intended
to encourage such activities.
Distinguished Service Award
To those who have distinguished themselves in singular and beneficial long-term
service to AAPG. This year's honorees are:
Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award
To honor and reward the author(s) of the best AAPG BULLETIN article published
each calendar year.
Robert H. Dott Sr. Memorial Award
To honor and reward the author/editor of the best special publication dealing
with geology published by the Association.
J.C. "Cam" Sproule Memorial Award
To honor and reward the best paper published by AAPG or by an affiliated
society, division or Section in 2002, by a member 35 years of age
George C. Matson Award
To honor and reward the best oral presentation at the AAPG Annual Meeting
in Salt Lake City.
Jules Braunstein Memorial Award
To honor and reward the best poster presentation at the AAPG Annual Meeting
in Salt Lake City.
Presented for notable journalistic achievement, in any medium, which contributes
to public understanding of geology, energy resources or the technology
of oil and gas exploration. This year's honorees are:
Gabriel Dengo Memorial Award
To honor and reward the best paper from the AAPG international meeting in
Ziad Beydoun Memorial Award
To honor and reward the international best poster at the AAPG international
meeting in Barcelona.
House of Delegates Honorary Membership Award
The House's highest honor, presented in recognition of consistent, dedicated
and exemplary service to the HoD.
House of Delegates Distinguished Member Award
Presented to honor unique or exemplary service to the House through committee