The following is a summary of AAPG award categories. For complete award descriptions and nomination forms, go to http://www.aapg.org/business/honors_awards/nominations/index.cfm
Sidney Powers Memorial Award – given in recognition of distinguished and outstanding contributions to petroleum geology.
Michael T. Halbouty Outstanding Leadership Award – given in recognition of outstanding and exceptional leadership in the petroleum geosciences.
Honorary Member Award – given to those who have distinguished themselves by their service and devotion to the science and profession of petroleum geology and to the AAPG.
Outstanding Explorer Award – given in recognition of distinguished and outstanding achievement in exploration for petroleum or mineral resources.
Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award – given in recognition of a singular achievement in petroleum geoscience research.
Distinguished Service Award – given to those who have distinguished themselves in singular and beneficial long-term service to AAPG.
Grover E. Murray Memorial Distinguished Educator Award – given in recognition of distinguished and outstanding contributions to geological education.
Special Award – given to recognize individuals or organizations that do not qualify for one of the existing awards.
Public Service Award – given to recognize contributions by members of AAPG to public affairs and to encourage geologists to take a more active part in such affairs.
Pioneer Award – given to long-standing members who have contributed to AAPG and who have made meaningful and significant contributions to the science of geology.
Geosciences in the Media Award – given in recognition of notable journalistic achievement in any medium which contributes to public understanding of geology, energy resources, or the technology of oil and gas exploration.