A paper presented in Houston by Richard G. Harris
and Mark Cooper dealing with remote sensing has earned them the
George C. Matson Award
best oral presentation at an AAPG annual meeting.
The top paper was "Structural Analysis of Eastern
Yemen Using Remote Sensing Data," presented in the AAPG session
on "E&P Activities in North Africa and the Arabian Platform."
Harris and Cooper, both with PanCanadian Petroleum
in Calgary, Canada, will receive their prize at the 2003 AAPG annual
meeting in Salt Lake City.
The Jules Braunstein Award, given for the best poster
presentation in Houston, will be announced at a later date.
Other winning technical presentations at the Houston
Memorial Award (best paper) — Janok P. Bhattacharya
Carlos V. Aiken, Rucsandra M. Corbeanu, George A. McMechan. Xueming
Xu and Xiaoxian Zeng, all with the University of Texas at Dallas;
and Christopher D. White, with Lousiana State University, Baton
Rouge, La., for "3-D Outcrop Reservoir Characterization."
poster award — Hal Gluskoter, Ron W. Stanton and Peter
D. Warwick, all with the U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va.; and
Romeo M. Flores, USGS, Denver, for "Adsorption of Carbon Dioxide
and Methane in Low-Rank Coals and the Potential for Sequestration
of Carbon Dioxide."
paper — John I. Howell III, Portfolio Decisions Inc.,
Houston, for "Implementing Portfolio Management; Integrating Tools,
Process and People."
His co-authors were Lillian H. Warren and Anita L.
● Best paper — Victor A. Pusca,
University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo., for "High-Relief Bypass Surfaces
— A New Perspective on the Architecture of a Diatomite/Clastic
Reservoir in the Monterey Formation of California."
poster — Vanessa R. Kertznus, Universidad Central de
Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, for "Biostratigraphic Analysis and
Environmental Implications of La Luna Formation, Río Loro Section,