Award: Honorary Membership 2002
Awardee: Fred F. Meissner
Citation published in: The Outcrop, November 2002, p. 8
The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists presents Honorary Membership to Fred F. Meissner. Honorary Membership is the highest award given by the RMAG, and is earned by contributing to the geologic profession and to RMAG.
Fred is a highly-respected geologist widely known for his technical expertise in exploration geology and for his dedicated service to the RMAG and its members. He has been a member for nearly 30 years and has presented numerous talks at the Friday luncheon meetings. He also has been a frequent speaker at Continuing Education courses and was the convener of three courses. Fred served on the 1969 Raton Basin Field Trip Committee and as the Technical Program Chairman and the RMAG representative for the AAPG-SEPM national meeting in Denver. He was a co-editor of the symposium/guidebook Rocky Mountain Source Rocks in 1984.
Fred has been on several RMAG boards, serving as First Vice President in 1987, President-Elect in 1996, and President in 1997. In 1976 Fred was named Scientist of the Year by the RMAG and in 1991 he earned the RMAG Distinguished Service Award.
Fred received Geological Engineering and Master of Science degrees from the Colorado School of Mines and began his professional career with Shell Oil Company. With the exception of a two-year sojourn in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he remained with Shell for 19 years. Since that time he has contributed his knowledge and expertise to Trend Minerals Corporation, Filon Exploration Corporation, Webb Resources, Inc., Sohio Oil Company, and Bird Oil Corporation. Currently he is an independent geologist and part-time instructor at the Colorado School of Mines. He has authored 33 published abstracts and papers, many dealing with the principles and problems of hydrocarbon source, migration, accumulation and related pressure phenomena.
In recognition of his many contributions to the RMAG and the geological profession, the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists is pleased to award Fred F. Meissner with Honorary Membership.