5:00 pm–6:00 pm • Sunday, September 18 • American Bank Center Henry Garrett Ballroom A
GCAGS President Brent Hopkins, GCSSEPM President Dorene West, and General Chairman Dawn Bissell will welcome attendees to the 66th annual GCAGS Convention. They will also honor individuals for exemplary service, presentations, and papers at the Awards Ceremony. Entrance by badge only.
The Awards Ceremony recognizes the 2016 recipients of GCAGS and GCSSEPM special honors, as well as the awardees of the best presentations and best published papers in the 2015 GCAGS Transactions and GCAGS Journal, all of whose works have made important contributions to GCAGS and the advancement of geosciences.
2016 GCAGS Transactions Dedication – Owen Hopkins
2016 GCAGS Distinguished Service Awards – Linda Sternbach, Brent Hopkins, and Alfredo Guzman
2016 GCAGS Don R. Boyd Medal for Excellence in Gulf Coast Geology – Scott Tinker
2016 GCAGS Honorary Membership – Mary Broussard and Larry Bartell
2016 GCAGS Outstanding Educator – Paul Weimer, Charles M. Woodruff, Jr., and Thomas L. McGehee
2016 GCAGS Special Commendation – Dianna Phu, Meredith Faber, Sandra Rushworth, and David Risch
2016 GCAGS Owen R. Hopkins Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award – Leigh Marsh
2016 GCSSEPM Doris Curtis Malkin Medal – Mark Rowan, Rowan Consulting, Inc.
2016 GCSSEPM Distinguished Service Award – Bruce Hart, Statoil
2016 AAPG Gulf Coast Section Imperial Barrel Award – 1st Place, University of New Orleans, Josiah Hulsey, Ryan Jones, Will Morrison, Zexuan Wang, Celeste Woock, Toby Roesler, Stone Energy, Benjamin Kirkland, Nexen Petroleum, and Dr. Royhan Gani, Advisor; 2nd Place, University of Houston, Shenelle Gomez, Jordan Dickinson, Jing Hua, Lingfei Mao, David Mora, Dr. Mark Richardson, Micahel Liebelt, Dr. John Castagna, Advisor, and Dr. Paul Mann, Advisor; and 3rd Place, Texas A&M University, Tyler Ruchala, John Phillips, Walker Ligon, Ryan Wilcoxson, Meagan DePugh, Vernon Moore, Marathon, Timothy Powell, independent, Dr. Carlos Dengo, advisor, and Dr. Nicholas Perez, advisor
2015 AAPG Gulf Coast Section A. I. Levorsen Memorial Award – Elizabeth A. Watkins, Julio Tamashiro, Marcelo Cristian Torrez Canaviri, Nicolas Martin, Eldar Guliyev, Renato Leite, Nhom (Vince) Nguyen, Abayomi Aina, and Mauro R. Becker, “A Geology-Based, Non-Seismic Attribute Method to Generate Facies,Lithology, and Petrophysical Parameters in the Chinook and Cascade Fields, Walker Ridge, Gulf of Mexico, USA”
2015 Thomas A. Philpott Excellence of Presentation Awards – 1st Place, Christopher D. Walker, Glen A. Anderson, Paul G. Belvedere, Alison T. Henning, Francis O. Rollins, Eric Soza, and Shalina Warrior, “Compartmentalization between the GC0738_1 Mad Dog North Wellbores—Evidence for Post-Depositional Slumping in the Lower Miocene Reservoirs of the Deepwater Southern Green Canyon, Gulf of Mexico”; 2nd Place, Pilar Rojas, “The Road to Shell’s Appomattox Discovery”; and 3rd Place, Clement Bataille, Gabriel Bowen, and Dylana Watford, “Chemostratigraphic-Based Age Model for the Black Peaks Formation: Implications for Early Paleogene Paleoclimate in Sub-Tropical North America”
2015 Gordon I. Atwater Best Poster Awards – 1st Place, Alessio Checconi, Peter Conn, and James Stockley, “Post Well Analysis of Gulf of Mexico: A Multidisciplinary Approach for a More Confident Understanding of this Complex Petroleum System”; 2nd Place, James A. MacKay, “Comparing the Results of the Kelly Criterion and Risk Aversion: Quick Look Practical Alternatives to Portfolio Optimization”; and 3rd Place, Selim Simon Shaker, “A New Approach to Pore Pressure Predictions: Generation, Expulsion, and Retention Trio—Case Histories from the Gulf of Mexico”
2015 Grover E. Murray Best Published Paper Awards – 1st Place, Kathleen S. Haggar, Les R. Denham, and Louis J. Berent, “Analysis of the Goose Point area near Lacombe, Louisiana, Validates New Geophysical Data Type – Natural Sourced Electromagnetism (NSEM) – for Detection of Lineaments Associated with Faults and Sedimentary Features”; 2nd Place, Elizabeth Ann Watkins, Julio Tamashiro, Mercelo Cristian, Torrez Canaviri, Nicolas Martin, Eldar Guliyev, Renato Leite, Nhom (Vince) Nguyen, Abayomi Aina, and Mauro R. Becker, “A Geology-Based, Non-Seismic Attribute Method to Generate Facies, Lithology, and Petrophysical Parameters in the Chinook and Cascade Fields, Walker Ridge, Gulf of Mexico, USA”; and 3rd Place, Christopher D. Walker, Glen A. Anderson, Paul G. Belvedere, Alison T. Henning, Francis O. Rollins, Eric Soza, and Shalina Warrior, “Compartmentalization between the GC0738_1 Mad Dog North Wellbores—Evidence for Post-Depositional Slumping in the Lower Miocene Reservoirs of the Deepwater Southern Green Canyon, Gulf of Mexico”
2015 President’s Award for Outstanding Paper (GCAGS Journal, vol. 4) – Shirley Dutton, Robert G. Loucks, and William A. Ambrose, “Factors Controlling Permeability Variation in Onshore, Deep Paleogene Wilcox Sandstones in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Basin: Targeting High-Quality Reservoirs”