Longtime senior research scientist and noted lecturer Kitty Milliken and pioneering international trailblazer Nosa Omorodion head the list of 23 people approved as this year’s AAPG honors and awards recipients.
The honorees, approved by the AAPG Executive Committee, were selected based on service to the profession, the science, the Association and the public.
Technical award recipients and details regarding recognition of all honorees will be announced at a later date.
Additional information about many of the recipients, including the significance of their work and impacts of their achievements, will be featured in upcoming issues of the EXPLORER.
This year’s honorees are:
Sidney Powers Memorial Award
Kitty Milliken, Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, Texas.
Michel T. Halbouty Outstanding Leadership Award
Nosa Omorodion, Schlumberger, Houston (Africa Region)
- Robert D. Hatcher Jr., University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
- Cynthia Huggins, Aera, Bakersfield, Calif.
Norman H. Foster Explorer Award
Linda Price, ExxonMobil, Houston.
Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award
- Thomas E. Ewing, Frontera Exploration Consultants, San Antonio.
- Amy Fox, Enlighten Geoscience Ltd., Calgary, Canada.
Distinguished Service Award
- Rebecca Caldwell, Chevron, Houston.
- Joseph R. Davis, BKV Corp, Dallas.
- Raffaele Di Cuia, Delta Energy Ltd., Ferrara, Italy.
- Akinwande Oluseye Ekun, Chevron, Houston.
- Mimionitu Opuwari, University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa.
- Douglas N. Valleau, Strategia Innovation & Technology Advisors, Spring, Texas.
Grover E. Murray Memorial Distinguished Educator
- Virginia Sisson, Yellowstone Bighorn Research Association, Houston.
- Robert Trentham, University of Texas-Permian Basin, Odessa, Texas.
Harrison Schmitt Award
Kirsten Siebach, Rice University, Houston.
Public Service Award
Neal and Inda Immega, HMNS, Houston.
- William A. Ambrose, Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, Texas.
- Dan J. Hartmann, DJH Energy Consulting, Fredericksburg, Texas.
Young Professionals Exemplary Service Award
- Philip Ajaebili, Shell, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
- Andrea Lopez Vega, Total Energies, Luanda, Angola.
Vlastimila (Vlasta) Dvorakova International Ambassador Service Award
William P. Bosworth, Apache, Cairo, Egypt.