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NOMINATION GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION FOR THE ARET ADAMS AWARD

The Aret Adams Award is named in honour of Late Chief Aretanekhai (Aret) Godwin Adams and his commitment to excellence. It is the highest and most distinguished award of the Association. It is given to deserving Earth Scientists of any nationality, in recognition of distinguished and outstanding contributions to, or achievements in the sciences and practice of petroleum exploration and exploitation for a continuous period of 25 years or more.

Eligibility:

A Professional member duly nominated by a minimum of six (6) financially up-to-date Active members, including at least five (5) Fellows of the Association, at least one (1) of whom must be an Aret Adams award recipient and one (1) past President of the Association shall, on recommendation of the Honours and Awards Committee, be considered for the Aret Adams Award if, in view of the Executive Committee, the nominee satisfies all the following criteria:

  1. must be a Fellow of the Association
  2. has shown active participation in the activities of the Association
  3. has distinguished himself or herself professionally and
  4. he/she has held active membership of the Association continuously for at least twenty-five (25) years. Such a member must not have been disciplined under Section 7 or Section 12 of the NAPE Constitution.
  5. has tangible, measurable contribution to industry, national economy, knowledge, academia, exemplary professional practice, international scholarship, and civic duties, among others.
  6. has discovered significant petroleum or mineral resources or caused significant petroleum or mineral resources to be developed.
  7. has caused a new significant play to be developed in a new or mature basin.
  8. being part of a team that discovered a significant petroleum or mineral resource or
  9. accomplished earth science exploration methodologies which can be demonstrated to be responsible for the discovery of a significant petroleum or mineral resource.

Nomination Procedure:

  1. A nominee must be a qualified Earth Scientist and Active NAPE Member of any nationality who has made significant contributions to the field and practice of petroleum exploration and exploitation in Nigeria or elsewhere for a continuous period of twenty-five (25) years or more.
  2. Individuals may submit a nomination form on behalf of themselves or on behalf of another person. Anyone previously nominated may be reconsidered.
  3. Nominations must be accompanied by a brief resume stating the nominee’s contributions to the practice of petroleum exploration and exploitation in Nigeria or elsewhere.
  4. Nominations should also be accompanied by a minimum of three (3) key scientific publications in international journals, satisfactory to the Executive Committee.

RESTRICTIONS:

  1. Nominees must not have been disciplined under Section 7 or Section 12 of the NAPE Constitution.
  2. Proof of consistent payment of annual dues for a sustained minimum period of 10 years shall be required
  3. Nominees must be alive at the time of selection and must be personally present to receive the award. NAPE honors and awards shall not be given by proxy, except for posthumous awards.
  4. Serving executive officers of the association are ineligible for consideration while in office.
  5. Advisory Council members are not eligible to nominate or endorse nominated candidates for any category of NAPE Distinguished Honors and Awards while serving on the Council.
  6. Advisory Council members are not eligible for consideration for NAPE Distinguished Honors and Nominated Awards while serving on the Council.

Submitting Application Forms for NAPE Fellowship: 

  • All applications for the Aret Adams award are to be made on standard templates provided by the HAC and shall be completed online in accordance with the instructions contained therein. The HAC would not take or receive hard copies or electronic copies of documents or files unless otherwise specifically requested for in the application template.
  • Attach supporting documentation, such as the nominee’s curriculum vitae, in line with the criteria for the award concerned
  • Applications or endorsements received after June 30th, 2024, shall be deemed invalid.
  • Upon receipt, applications become the property of NAPE and will not be returned to applicants.