The Stanley Slipper Gold Medal is amongst the highest honours awarded by the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG). The Stanley Slipper Gold Medal was established in 1989 and is named for Mr. Stanley E. Slipper (1890-1982) who was the Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists' first President and a pioneer of early exploration efforts in Alberta. The medal is presented annually for outstanding contributions to petroleum exploration and development either in Canada or by Canadian-based petroleum geologists working internationally. In contrast to other CSPG awards, the Stanley Slipper Award recognizes, in part, accomplishments in business and in the broader petroleum industry through the application of the knowledge of petroleum geology.
- Must be a member of the CSPG
- Must be living at the time of nomination
- Must be a petroleum geologist
- Must not be serving on the current CSPG Board of Directors of the Stanley Slipper Award Committee or have served on either in the last two years
- Must not have received the Award previously
- Must be recognized as having made significant contributions in one or more of the following areas:
- initiating and/or leading exploration or development programs
- making significant discoveries on new or existing exploration trends
- applying new technologies to exploration and exploitation
- teaching and/or training of petroleum geologists
- Provide a letter with compelling evidence to support the nominee's professional and career achievements. The letter should target 250 words. Submit the nomination letter to the CSPG office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 30.
- Two separate letters of about 250 words from other CSPG members supporting the nomination should be submitted.