John D. Haun Landmark Publication Award

About the Award

Rocky Mountain Landmark Publication Award recognizing the authors or editors of a book, guidebook or other publication that over the past decade has had exceptional influence on developing new hydrocarbon plays or deeper understanding of fundamental geology within the Rocky Mountain region. (first award given in 2013)

Previous Winners

2015

Leigh C. Price (deceased) and Julie A. LeFever (North Dakota Geological Survey) were recognized for their 1992 paper, Does Bakken horizontal drilling imply a huge oil-reservoir base in fractured shales?, in J. W. Schmoker, E. B. Coalson, and C. A. Brown, eds., Geological Studies Relevant to Horizontal Drilling: Examples from Western North America: Denver, Colorado, Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, p. 199-214. The award is presented for a publication that over the past decade has had exceptional influence on developing new hydrocarbon plays or deeper understanding of fundamental geology within the Rocky Mountain region. This article is exceptionally data-rich and well-reasoned. It was published a decade before the shale gas and shale oil 'boom' started. Price and LeFever made the case for the exceptionally large, untested, oil potential of the Bakken Formation in the Williston Basin. With uncanny accuracy, they predicted the essential characteristics of the Bakken shale oil play and the utility of horizontal wells. Now, the Bakken Shale is a model for shale resource play exploration globally.

Julie LeFever accepts the award from Sue Cluff, RMS AAPG President.

Heide Dolan accepts the award for her stepfather, Leigh Price from Sue Cluff.

2014

Robert A. Schalla and Eric H. Johnson, co-editors of Oil Fields of the Great Basin, Nevada Petroleum Society Special Publication, 1994.

Eric H. Johnson and Robert A. Schalla presented by RMS-AAPG President Elmo Brown.

2013

Susan M. Landon, Mark W. Longman, and Barbara A. Luneau, co-authors of:  Longman, M.W., B.A. Luneau, and S.M. Landon, 1998, Nature and distribution of Niobrara lithologies in the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway of the Rocky Mountain region: The Mountain Geologist, v. 35, p. 137-170 & Landon, S.M., M.W. Longman, and B.A. Luneau, 2001, Hydrocarbon source rock potential of the Upper Cretaceous Niobrara Formation, Western Interior Seaway of the Rocky Mountain region: The Mountain Geologist, v. 38, p. 1-18.

2013 Award - Barbara A. Luneau & Mark W. Longman (Susan M. Landon not pictured), presented by RMSAAPG President Michael Vandenberg

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