Michel T. Halbouty Lecturer

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.

2014 Halbouty Lecturer

Carlos A. DengoThe 2014 Halbouty Lecturer is Carlos A. Dengo, Director of the Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems at Texas A&M University. The lecture is scheduled for Monday, April 7 at 5 p.m. at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition to be held in Houston, TX. The title of his talk is “Transcending Geoscience Paradigms for Exploration Opportunity Growth.” Click here to read the abstract. Click here to read Dr. Dengo’s biography.


Past Lecturers

Year Lecturer Topic
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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