Award Nomination Forms

Please use the following forms to nominate a candidate for their achievements and services. 


Description of SPWLA Awards

The awards of the Corporation shall include awards for technical achievement and awards for service to the Corporation.

Awards for Technical Achievement

Awards for technical achievement may be granted by the Board of Directors to members ornon-members of the Corporation as follows:

Gold Medal for Technical Achievement

The Gold Medal for Technical Achievement is the highest honor bestowed on any individual by the Corporation. It is awarded for outstanding achievements in the science of formation evaluation that result in significant and enduring contributions to the technology. The Gold Medal award shall be accompanied by an award of Honorary Membership. Award of the Gold Medal shall be confirmed at a meeting of the Board of Directors by an affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the Board of Directors. No more than one Gold Medal shall be awarded in a calendar year. A Gold Medal need not be awarded every year.

Distinguished Technical Achievement Award

The Distinguished Technical Achievement Award is presented in recognition of exceptional contributions in one or more specific areas of formation evaluation technology. No more than three Distinguished Technical Achievement Awards shall be awarded in a calendar year. Distinguished Technical Achievement Awards need not be awarded every year.

Meritorious Technical Achievement Awards

Meritorious Technical Achievement Awards are presented for specific technical contributions in a given year, and may be awarded to as many individuals as appropriate.

Awards for Service

Awards for service to the Corporation may be granted by the Board of Directors to members of the Corporation as follows:

Medal of Honor for Career Service

The Medal of Honor for Career Service is awarded to an individual in recognition of extraordinary and long-term service to the Corporation. The service shall further the purposes of the Corporation as set forth in Article IV of the Amended Articles of Incorporation. The Medal of Honor Award shall be accompanied by an award of Honorary Membership. Award of the Medal of Honor shall be confirmed at a meeting of the Board of Directors by an affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the Board of Directors. No more than one Medal of Honor shall be awarded in a calendar year. A Medal of Honor for Career Service need not be awarded every year.

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is presented in recognition of outstanding service to the Corporation in the form of work on a specific project or project during a period of several years. No more than three Distinguished Service Awards shall be awarded in a given year. A Distinguished Service Award need not be awarded every year.

Meritorious Service Award

The Meritorious Service Award is presented in recognition of praiseworthy service to the Corporation during a given year, and may be awarded to as many individuals as appropriate.

Other Awards

Other awards of the Corporation shall include:

SPWLA Award of Appreciation

The SPWLA Award of Appreciation is awarded by the Board of Directors to a non-member of the Corporation who has performed some notable service to the Corporation. This award is made as needed, and need not be awarded every year.

Outstanding Chapter Award

The Outstanding Chapter Award is awarded by the Board of Directors in recognition of an outstanding accomplishment by a Chapter of the Corporation. The accomplishment shall further the purposes of the Corporation, as set forth in Article IV of the Amended Articles of Incorporation. It may have occurred over one or more years and have involved the participation of numerous members of the chapter. No more than one Outstanding Chapter Award shall be awarded in a calendar year. The Outstanding Chapter Award need not be awarded every year.

Award Nominations Process

The Awards Committee shall solicit documented nominations for award candidates from the membership and all Standing Committees. The Awards Committee shall meet to decide on recommendations for candidates for all awards except the Meritorious Service and Meritorious Technical Achievement awards, and transmit these recommendations to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall decide on these recommendations at a meeting of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may grant Meritorious Service and Meritorious Technical Achievement awards without input from the Awards Committee, at any meeting of the Board of Directors.

Presentation of Awards

All awards shall be presented at one or more functions held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Corporation.