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The J. C. “Cam” Sproule Memorial Award is given to recognize and reward younger authors of papers applicable to petroleum geology.

 

2015

Mark Robert Paul Tingay

2014

Joseph M. English

2013

Klaas VerwerPeter E. K. Deveugle

2012

Alexei V. Milkov

2011

Bruce David TrudgillDavid M. Dutton

2010

David Richard Pyles

2009

David Richard Pyles

2008

Alejandro Escalona

2004

Tobias Payenberg

2002

Lesli Joy Wood

2001

Antony David Reynolds

2000

Jose Sebastian Galeazzi

1999

Andrew David Hindle

1998

Scott Wheeler Tinker

1997

Peter Barry Flemings, PhDLaurel L. Alexander

1996

Isabel Patricia Montanez

1995

Robert Derek Walters

1994

Bradford Eugene Prather

1993

Bradford Eugene Prather

1992

Paul Weimer

1991

Donald Arthur Medwedeff

1990

Richard John Hubbard

1989

David W. Houseknecht

1988

Shankar Mitra

1987

Stephan Alan Graham, PhDLoretta Ann Williams, PhD

1986

Daryl Jill PollockMartha Oliver Withjack

1985

Steven John SeniMartin P. A. Jackson

1984

Judith Totman Parrish

1983

Marc B. Edwards

1982

Douglas Wendle Waples

1981

Tim T. Schowalter

1980

Richard S. Bishop

1979

Peter Allen Scholle

1978

Myron William Payne

1977

W. Richard Moore

1976

Paul Hoffman

1975

Clifton F Jordan

1974

Ashton Fox Embry, PhD

Restrictions

The sole author, or lead author and recognized co authors, must be a Member of the Association and have been 35 years of age or younger at the time of submittal of the paper. The paper may have appeared in any publication of the Association, or that of an Affiliated Society, Section, Region, or Division. It must deal with petroleum geology.

The award has been given to the same author more than once (1993-94 and 2009-10). On several occasions, the award was given to teams of co-authors, all of whom were under age 35. In 2010, the award process was modified to allow consideration of lead authors under age 35 years, whose co-authors are over age 35 years. This is in recognition of the fact that a majority of AAPG publications consist of teams of multiple authors. In such cases, the co-authors over age 35 years would receive a Certificate of Appreciation, although the award would be to the recognized lead author under age 35 years. This was approved by Executive Committee action on September 26, 2009.

If the same Bulletin paper is voted to receive both the Sproule and Pratt awards, that paper will receive the Pratt award: the Sproule award will go to the paper receiving the second-highest number of votes.

An author may receive the Sproule award for a paper and the Dott award for a Special Publication in which the paper is published.

Guidelines for Consideration of Candidates

Because eligible papers are published in the journals of Affiliated Societies, Sections, Regions, and Divisions as well as in the Bulletin and Special Publications of AAPG, it is imperative that editors of, and subscribers to, these journals assist the elected Editor of the Association in identifying outstanding papers for consideration. Since there are so many specialized fields pertinent to petroleum geology, the determination of eligibility of a particular paper may be difficult. In cases of uncertainty, this should be left to the Honors and Awards Committee.

Procedure for Recommendation

Nominations, together with copies or reprints of the papers and any other supporting data, should be submitted to the elected Editor before March 1 of the year following publication. Following a vote by the Associate Editors of the Bulletin, the elected Editor will submit his recommendations to the Chairman of the Honors and Awards Committee at Association Headquarters. Its recommendations will be submitted to the Advisory Council which will in turn submit its selection to the Executive Committee for final approval.

Description of Award

The award is $500.00 cash and a framed certificate bearing the name of the recipient, the title of the award-winning article, and the appropriate bibliographical reference. Co-authors under the age of 35 years share equally in the cash award and will receive a framed certificate and invited to accept the certificate in person at the Honors and Awards ceremony held at the AAPG Annual Convention.

Co-authors over 35 years will not share the cash award and will receive by mail a Certificate of Appreciation. Co-authors over 35 years will not be invited to accept the certificate in person at the Honors and Awards Ceremony held at the AAPG Annual Convention. Co-authors over 35 years will be recognized as co-authors in the Bulletin and Annual Convention program book by name and company.

History

This award was approved by Executive Committee action in 1970. It was funded by the Sproule family of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, as a memorial to John C. Sproule, 47th President of AAPG (1963-64).

Funding

Funding for the award is provided through the AAPG Foundation Awards Fund through a generous contribution by the Sproule Family of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, as a lasting memorial to John C. Sproule, 47th President of AAPG (1963-64).

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