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It is a characteristic of professional scientists that they take great pride in their achievements. Although recognition of an individual’s accomplishments may take many forms, to be honored by one’s peers may be the most satisfying of all.

The Honors and Awards program of AAPG provides a means for recognizing outstanding achievements and contributions by professional geologists, especially in the area of exploration for petroleum and energy mineral resources, and by other professionals who further the goals and objectives of our science, our profession, and our Association. The motivation toward scientific and professional achievement which such recognition stimulates is much to be desired.

The continued success of this program is dependent on the identification of those worthy of recognition. As the Association has grown, so have the number of awards and the purposes for which they are given. It is no longer possible for one small central committee to identify all those who should be considered. This is particularly true in the case of awards that are given in recognition of accomplishments thatmay not be widely known, or are not restricted to Association members – such as Grover E. Murray Distinguished Educator Award and Geosciences in the Media Award. It is necessary that the assistance of the Affiliated Societies, Sections, Divisions, and Associated Societies be enlisted. It is for this reason that this summary of the Association’s Honors and Awards has been prepared, describing the purposes of the awards as well as the requirements and themanner in which various organizations and individuals can, and should, identify and nominate (with appropriate documentation) those they feel deserve recognition.

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Nomination Deadline is February 15, 2018


 The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru and the NAPE President, Mr. Abiodun Adesanya FNAPE holding the NAPE Conference Poster

The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru has lauded the commitment of NAPE to the growing of crude and gas reserves in the Country.

The GMD stated this when he played host to the leadership of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) led by its President, Mr. Abiodun Adesanya, FNAPE. Dr. Baru stressed that, the resolutions from the association’s conference last year gave great impetus to the aggressive exploration of the inland basins which include Anambra, Bida, Benue, Chad, Dahomey, Gongola, Sokoto in keeping with the mandate given to the corporation by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said almost 400 square kilometer (400km²) of 3D seismic data had been acquired in the part of the Benue Trough that was earlier explored by SNEPCO and that similar work would be extended to areas previously explored by Chevron and Total.

“We are targeting these areas because we have seen that some of what they have done has some prospects, it is only that they did not drill deep enough. They also did not target the areas we believe, from the review of the seismic data, would have culminated into a find.

The GMD said he was ready to deploy capabilities within and outside NNPC to ensure success of the inland basins exploration campaign.

On his part, President of NAPE, Mr. Abiodun Adesanya, FNAPE commended the GMD for the faithful implementation of the recommendations made at the association’s conference last year in the exploration of the inland basins.

He said NAPE was very impressed with the professionalism being brought to bear on the exploration of the inland basins and that for the first time there was a steady and consistent approach to the campaign.

He also invited the GMD to NAPE’s 35th Conference and Exhibition billed to hold in Lagos next month which the GMD graciously accepted.

Other members of the NAPE Leadership who accompanied the President on the visit are – Mrs. Chizoba Ugwuagbo, Assistant General Secretary, Mrs. Olatunbosun Afolayan, Chair, NAPE – UAP, Mr. Ehi Basuaye, Incoming Abuja Chapter Coordinator, Mrs. Eunice Ajayi, General Secretary, Abuja Chapter and Lawrence Osuagwu, Head, Education/Technical Services, NAPE Secretariat.

On hand to receive the NAPE Leadership were the GMD, Dr. Maikanti Baru, COO, Ventures, Dr. Victor Adeniran, COO, Refineries, Mr. Anibor Kragha, GGM, FES, Dr Mazadu Bako, COO, Gas & Power Mr. Saidu Mohammed, and Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, Group General Manager, Public Affairs.

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The Special Luncheon in Honour of Prof. Chukwuemeka M. Ekweozor FNAPE, FNMGS 70th Birthday and 40th Wedding Anniversary of Prof. & Dr. (Mrs.) C. M. Ekweozor was held on Thursday 26th October, 2017 at the Banquet Hall, Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

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