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The NAPE Fellowship is a distinguished honour given in recognition of professionalism and service to the Association. The Award honours NAPE Active members who have distinguished themselves by their long-term service and devotion to the science and profession of petroleum geology and to the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE). Fellows are expected to continue their active membership and exemplary service to the Association after their award, including the payment of membership dues (until such person becomes an Emeritus member) and participation in NAPE events.


An Active member duly sponsored by a minimum of five (5) Active members (at least two (2) of which must be fellows) who have paid their dues up to date in the current financial year, shall be considered for Fellowship if, in view of the Executive Committee, the nominee satisfies all the following criteria:

  1. He or she has held Active membership of the association uninterruptedly for at least fifteen (15) years. Consistent payment of annual dues for a sustained minimum period of 10 years shall be required.
  2. He or she has actively participated in NAPE activities at the central and/or chapter levels or participated in leadership of the association at the regional chapter or central levels in the last ten (10) years. Reference letters from the regional chapters or Central Executive Committee leadership must confirm this.
  3. Has distinguished himself or herself professionally by demonstrating outstanding professional performance and achievements in the teaching and practice of geoscience and related disciplines.
  4. Demonstrates a high level of integrity and ethical conduct for the profession, helping to deliver a positive change in the profession and society and promoting the highest professional standards while developing others and improving themselves.

Note: An Active member who is a recipient of the Nigerian National Order of Merit Award may, on due recommendation by the Executive Committee, be considered for Fellowship.


  1. Nominees must not have been disciplined under Section 7 or Section 12 of the NAPE Constitution.
  2. 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.
  3. Serving executive officers of the association are ineligible for consideration while in office.
  4. 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.
  5. Advisory Council members are not eligible for consideration for NAPE Distinguished Honors and Nominated Awards while serving on the Council.
  6. Members shall not sponsor more than 2 nominees for the NAPE fellowship award.

Submitting Application Forms for the NAPE Fellowship: 

  • All applications for NAPE fellowship award are to be made on standard templates provided by the HAC and shall be completed online in accordance with the instructions contained therein.
  • Attach supporting documentation, such as the nominee’s curriculum vitae, in line with the criteria for the award concerned.
  • Individuals may submit a nomination form on behalf of themselves or on behalf of others. Anyone previously nominated may re-enter.
  • 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.