I don't know how others are introduced to Leon Thomsen, but my introduction came in two forms. The first was via e-mail — my request to interview him during the GSH-SEG 2015 Annual Spring Symposium on 10–11 March in Houston, where he was to be honored for his “lifetime achievements and contributions to the industry.” Thomsen promptly responded to my last-minute request with warmth and flexibility. Like other great interviewees, he even gave me a head start on my homework for the exchange. I could not have been more appreciative.

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