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GCAGS Journal President's Award



   

 

Year

Awardee(s)

Title of Paper

2012

John W. Snedden, William E. Galloway, Timothy L. Whiteaker, and Patricia E. Ganey-Curry

Eastward Shift of Deepwater Fan Axes during the Miocene in the Gulf of Mexico:  Possible Causes and Models

2013

Jerry Lucia and Robert Loucks

Micropores in Carbonate Mud: Early Development and Petrophysics

2014

Robert G. Loucks and Robert M. Reed

Scanning-Electron-Microscope Petrographic Evidence for Distinguishing Organic-Matter Pores Associated with Depositional Organic Matter versus Migrated Organic Matter in Mudrock

2015

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

2016

J. Carl Fiduk, Vivian Robertson, Marianne Clippar, George A. Jamieson, and Sarah Power

Extensional Salt Keels Detached on Eocene-Oligocene Sediments in the Deepwater Northern Gulf of Mexico: Insights into Canopy Advancement, Salt-Sediment Interplay, and Evidence for Unrecognized Mass Sediment Displacement


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2012 President's Award
for Outstanding Papar in the GCAGS Journal

“Eastward Shift of Deepwater Fan Axes during the Miocene
in the Gulf of Mexico:  Possible Causes and Models”
John W. Snedden, William E. Galloway,
Timothy L. Whiteaker, and Patricia E. Ganey-Curry

John W. Snedden

John.W.Snedden

John W. Snedden, Senior Research Scientist, is Director of the Gulf Basin Depositional Synthesis Project at the Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin.  He received his B.A. from Trinity University (San Antonio), his M.S. at Texas A&M University (College Station), and Ph.D. from Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge).  With multiple domestic and international assignments, he worked for Mobil and ExxonMobil for over 25 years in research, exploration, development, and production prior to joining the University of Texas.

John has served in various technical society capacities, including as SEPM Secretary-Treasurer, (2009–2010), Vice Chair of the 2006 AAPG Meeting (Houston), Technical Program Chair (Dallas, 1997), Co-Convener of the 1995 SEPM Research Conference (Ridges, Wedges, and Tongues), and Chair of the ad-hoc Committee on SEPM Book Business.  He has also served as Vice-President of GCSSEPM (2008) and overall Co-Technical Chair of the AAPG International Meeting in Cape Town (2008).

He co-edited SEPM Special Publication 64, Isolated Marine Sand Bodies: Sequence Stratigraphic Analysis and Sedimentologic Interpretation.  John has published on modern and ancient lagoonal, fluvial, deltaic, shelfal, and deepwater deposits as well as sequence stratigraphic correlation and reservoir connectivity.  He has won the SEPM Excellence in Oral Presentation award and, with his co-authors, is the first recipient of the GCAGS Journal Best Paper Award.

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William E. Galloway

William.E.Galloway


Bill Galloway obtained his B.S. from Texas A&M in 1966, and M.A. (1969) and Ph.D. (1971) in Geological Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin.  He first worked in Exploration Research for CONOCO, then returned to Austin as a Research Scientist at the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology.  He is the Emeritus Morgan Davis Centennial Chair in Petroleum Geology in the Department of Geological Sciences, and a Research Professor in the Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin.  He is the recipient of the SEPM Twenhofel Medal, GCAGS Outstanding Educator Award, GCSSEPM Doris Curtis Award, and the AAPG A. I. Levorsen Memorial Award, Wallace Pratt Memorial Award, Energy Minerals Division Best Paper Award, and Grover Murray Memorial Distinguished Educator Award.  In 1995, he became the Principal Investigator on the Gulf Basin Depositional Synthesis project, an industrial consortium at the U.T. Institute for Geophysics.  He continues to consult with the consortium program as it transitions into an expanded overview of the entire Gulf basin history.

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Timothy L. Whiteaker

Timothy.L.Whiteaker

 


Dr. Whiteaker received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 2004 from the University of Texas at Austin, where he has continued on as a Research Associate.  Dr. Whiteaker implements a GIS database and custom toolset to support visualization and analysis for the Gulf of Mexico Basin Depositional Synthesis project.  He’s interested in finding ways to make use of the project team’s interpolations to derive new knowledge about Gulf depositional patterns and their consequences.

Dr. Whiteaker also works at the Center for Research in Water Resources on a variety of projects, including the Hydrologic Information Systems component of the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, which seeks to improve hydrologic science in the U.S. by improving cyberinfrastructure and methods for working with scientific data.

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Patricia E. Ganey-Curry

Patricia.E.Ganey.Curry

Patricia Ganey-Curry is Project Manager of the highly successful 18 year running research project Gulf Basin Depositional Synthesis (GBDS) at the University of Texas at Austin.  For much of her 35 year career at U.T., she has served as the interface between the Institute for Geophysics and the oil and gas industry.  Patricia received her B.S. in Marine Biology in 1978 from Texas A&M University.

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GCAGS.Journal.2013.vol2.p1-10.Lucia.and.Loucks.p1

 

 

 

2013 President's Award
for Outstanding Papar in the GCAGS Journal

Micropores in Carbonate Mud: Early Development and Petrophysics
Jerry Lucia and Robert Loucks

F. Jerry Lucia

F. Jeryy Lucia

Mr. F. Jerry Lucia is a Senior Research Scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin. He is an internationally known expert in carbonate reservoir geology, reservoir characterization, petrophysics, and reservoir modeling. He has published numerous papers on carbonate geology and is the author of a book “Carbonate Reservoir Characterization,” published by Springer-Verlag. Before joining the Bureau in 1985, he was a Consulting Geological Engineer for Shell Oil Company assigned to the Head Office staff. Mr. Lucia retired in 1985 with 31 years’ experience as a geological engineer in research, operations, and administration. After retiring from Shell Oil, Mr. Lucia joined the Bureau of Economic Geology, where he was co-principal investigator of the Reservoir Characterization Research Laboratory for Carbonate Reservoirs until 2008. He is currently retired, but working part time for the Bureau. Mr. Lucia is an active member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and the Society for Sedimentary Geology, and is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. He received the AAPG Wallace E. Pratt memorial Award for Best Paper in 1994 and 1995, and the Cheney Award, Southwest Section AAPG in 2009.

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Robert Loucks

Robert Loucks

Robert Loucks is a Senior Research Scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology. He received his B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1967 and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1976. His general research interests include carbonate and siliciclastic sequence stratigraphy, depositional systems, diagenesis, and reservoir characterization. His present research includes deep buried reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico, evaporate and carbonate paleokarst, and pore networks in carbonates, sandstones, and mudrocks.

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2014

 

 


2014 President's Award
for Outstanding Papar in the GCAGS Journal

“Scanning-Electron-Microscope Petrographic Evidence for Distinguishing Organic-Matter Pores Associated with Depositional Organic Matter versus Migrated Organic Matter in Mudrock”
Robert G. Loucks and Robert M. Reed

Robert Loucks

Robert Loucks

Robert Loucks is a Senior Research Scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology. He received his B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1967 and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1976. His general research interests include carbonate and siliciclastic sequence stratigraphy, depositional systems, diagenesis, and reservoir characterization. His present research includes deep buried reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico, evaporate and carbonate paleokarst, and pore networks in carbonates, sandstones, and mudrocks.

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Robert M. Reed

 

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2014

 

 


2015 President's Award
for Outstanding Papar in the GCAGS Journal

“Factors Controlling Permeability Variation in Onshore, Deep Paleogene Wilcox Sandstones in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Basin: Targeting High-Quality Reservoirs”
Shirley Dutton, Robert G. Loucks, and William A. Ambrose

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2014

 

 


2016 President's Award
for Outstanding Papar in the GCAGS Journal

“Extensional Salt Keels Detached on Eocene-Oligocene Sediments in the Deepwater Northern Gulf of Mexico: Insights into Canopy Advancement, Salt-Sediment Interplay, and Evidence for Unrecognized Mass Sediment Displacement”
J. Carl Fiduk, Vivian Robertson, Marianne Clippard, George A. Jamieson, and Sarah Power

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