The Mountain Geologist Best Paper Award for 2004

TitleThe Mountain Geologist Best Paper Award for 2004
Publication: The Outcrop, January 2005, p. 20

The RMAG is pleased to announce the winner of The Mountain Geologist Best Paper Award for 2004. The winning paper is “Timing of oil and gas generation of petroleum systems in the Southwestern Wyoming Province” by Laura N.R. Roberts, Michael D. Lewan, and Thomas M. Finn.

This extremely well-written and illustrated paper describes the results of burial history, thermal maturity, and petroleum generation modeling for several locations in the Southwestern Wyoming Province. The results indicate that the timing of petroleum generation can vary widely depending on location within the province and on source rock type. This information is important for delineating areas of petroleum generation, and for assessing the petroleum resources of the province.

The quality of papers submitted to and published in the Mountain Geologist is always extremely good, and this year was no exception. Because there were so many wonderful papers this year, selecting one was a very tough job. In reality, all the papers were winners, and we would like to thank all of the authors for publishing their outstanding work.

Again, congratulations to Laura N.R. Roberts, Michael D. Lewan, and Thomas M. Finn.

– The best paper selection committee

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