Thank you, Marco for your kind introduction.
Members of the Society, ladies and gentlemen: I am honored—and
standing here, among so many of the outstanding members of our discipline to
receive this honor. While the award is being given to me, I feel it is really
the result of my work with a number of great teams of individuals in both
industry and academia throughout my career.
The first team was certainly my family. My grandfather,
Murray Neumann, was a petroleum geologist in the mid-continent working with
Carter Oil Company, and later, Standard of New Jersey. He participated...