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|Hollis D. Hedberg Award|
The Hollis D. Hedberg Award in energy was established in 1983 at the Center for Energy Studies at Louisiana State University, by Dr. Emma Brossard. Upon her recommendation, the Award came under the aegis of the Institute for the Study of Earth and Man (ISEM) at Southern Methodist University in 1988.
Dr. Hedberg's standard-setting professional activities spanned both industry and academia, in both pure and applied research. He made substantive contributions to such areas of geology as paleontology, stratigraphy, sedimentology, stratal compaction, geophysics, the geology of source rocks, hydrocarbon exploration, and the history of geology. Dr. Hedberg was also active in the geological exploration of the ocean floors. This, in turn, led to extensive contributions to the Law of the Sea. Perhaps his greatest contribution, however, was in the leadership he provided in formulating and establishing the International Code of Stratigraphic Nomenclature.
It is fitting that this award has been graciously funded by Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., for Dr. Hedberg began his career in Venezuela. His work was devoted to establishing the geologic "framework" of the country which, in turn, led to the discovery of that country's significant oil reserves.
Hollis Hedberg was intensely devoted to the application of scientific knowledge to the solution of problems. It is in recognition of that devotion that the Hedberg Award in Energy is given by ISEM for exceptional contributions to the understanding of the earth and its resources.
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