The Michel T. Halbouty Lecturer program supports an annual lecture given at the AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition.
The subject must deal with wildcat exploration in any part of the world, especially in areas where major discoveries might contribute significantly to petroleum reserves or space exploration where astrogeological knowledge would further mankind’s ability to develop resources on earth and in our solar system.
The 2017 Halbouty Lecturer is David W. Beaty, Ph.D. with NASA Jet Propulsion Lab. Dr. Beaty gave his lecture entitled "Resource Exploration on Mars — Applying the Lessons from Earth" on Monday, April 3, 2017 at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition held in Houston, Texas. Read David W. Beaty's biography.
|2016||Tim Dodson||Bay du Nord: A Bold Chase for Oil in a Harsh Frontier Basin|
|2015||Thomas S. Ahlbrandt||From Petroleum Scarcity to Abundance: Opportunities and Implications for the U.S. and World|
|2014||Carlos A. Dengo||Transcending Geoscience Paradigms for Exploration Opportunity Growth.|
|2013||Jeff Ventura||Range’s Path to Discovery and Commercialization of the Marcellus Shale—the Largest Producing Gas Field in the U.S.|
|2012||John Grotzinger||Mars Science Laboratory Rover Mission: The Search for Source Rocks|
|2011||David Lawrence||The Next Era of Exploration|
|2010||Aubrey K. McClendon||Shale Gas and America’s Energy Future|
|2009||Guilherme de Oliveira Estrella||Breaking Paradigms: Giant Discoveries in Brazil|
|2008||Ray L. Hunt||Distinguishing Successful Wildcatters: How Your Company Can Be Among the Best|
|2007||Kurt Rudolph||Current Exploration Trends: Prudent Investments or Irrational Exuberance|
|2006||Harrison Schmitt||Wildcatting the Moon|
|2005||John Robbins||In Depth look of the Discovery of the Buzzard Field|
|2004||Brian Maxted||Exploration Perspectives and Paradigms -- Finding Oil in the Future|
|2003||W.J. "Bill" Barrett and Peter Dea||Rocky Mountain Monumental Gas Discoveries -- ROCKS AND ROLES -- Five Decades of Talent, Mentors, Old and New Breed of Leadership and Entrepreneurship|
|2002||David Rainey||Changing the Game in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico: The Road to Crazy Horse and Beyond|
|2001||Carolyn Shoemaker||Through a Crystal Ball|
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