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The A. I. Levorsen Memorial Award recognizes the best paper presented at each AAPG Section meeting, with particular emphasis on creative thinking toward new ideas in exploration. The award is made at the Section meetings for papers presented at the previous year's meetings.
 
A.    RESTRICTIONS: The recipient need not be a member of  AAPG selection is made from among all papers presented at a particular Section meeting. Since a significant part of the scoring is based on quality of presentation, only the individual presenting the paper receives the award.
 
B.     GUIDELINES FOR CONSIDERATION OF CANDIDATES: Each Section is responsible for establishing a judging committee to serve at the Section meeting. Papers are judged by this Committee according to creative thinking, organization, delivery, and visual aid
 
C.     PROCEDURE: The selection of the judging committee is conveyed by the Section to Headquarters for preparation of the award.
 
D.    DESCRIPTION OF AWARD: The award is a walnut plaque, displaying the AAPG emblem and a brass plate inscribed with the recipient's name, the date, and the Section meeting at which the paper was presented. Co-authors receive individual certificates patterned after the plaque with their names and like information.
 

 

Past Recipients

 
2013
Thomas Ewing
2012
Joel Walls
2011
Paul H. Pause’
2010
Martin Selznick
2009
Lyn Cantor
2008
Rick Turner
2007
Alton A. Brown
2006
Robert G. Loucks
2005
Daniel M. Jarvie
2004
Eugene Rankey
2003
Russel K. Davies and Jimmy D. Thomas
2002
Ron F. Broadhead
2001
Bob A. Hardage
2000
Shirley P. Dutton
1999
Louis J. Mazzullo
1998
Gregg A. Norman
1997
Donald C. Swanson
1996
George B. Asquith
1995
 John M. Armentrout
1994
Salvatore J. Mazzullo
1993
David Childers
1992
J. F. "Rick" Sarg
1991
Arthur W. Cleaves
1990
Louis J. Mazzullo
1989
John L. Thoma
1988
Terence L. Britt
1987
Edwin Pinero
1986
S. J. Mazzullo
1985
Robert Berg
1984
Dean C. Hamilton
1983
S. J. Mazzullo
1982
Craig D. Caldwell
1981
Naresh Kumar
1980
David Austin Jones
1979
James O. Lewis
1978
Stephen E. Collings
1977
Clayton S. Valder, Jr.
1976
Robert R. Berg
1974
Ralph L. Horak
1973
John J. Amoruso
1972
Orville L. Bandy
1971
Daniel A. Busch
1970
Edward R. Tegland
1969
Karl W. Klement
1968
Donald C. Swanson