John Shelton to Receive Highest Honor from AAPG

Posted on 08.23.2015

John W. Shelton, Illinois MS 1951 & Ph.D. 1953, will receive the 2011 Sidney Powers Medal of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the highest honor conferred by AAPG. "AAPG awards, approved by the Executive Committee, are presented annually to recognize individuals for service to the profession, the science, the Association and the public."

The citation from AAPG notes that "...his foresight in the early 1990s to plan and implement AAPG Datapages, the Association’s digital library and publishing program. His leadership continued the growth in the digital library, and an award is in his name that recognizes the best contribution to the Search and Discovery website over the year."

"Shelton was an early developer of the concepts and application of sedimentary petrology and depositional environments to petroleum exploration, and at Shell Research was among the pioneers in applying depositional environments to prospect definition."

"He had a 20-year career as a professor at Oklahoma State University, mentoring many of his master’s students to distinguished careers."

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