Awards

APPEA offers a number of Awards recognising outstanding achievement and service to Australia’s oil and gas industry.

APPEA Environment and Safety Excellence Awards

Australia’s oil and gas industry has an unwavering commitment to the highest environment, health and safety standards.

Proactive environment and safety management measures are now embedded into the day-to-day existence of Australia’s innovative oil and gas industry.

APPEA’s Environment and Safety Excellence Awards aim to reflect and support the safety and environmental principles and leadership of the Australian oil and gas industry by highlighting outstanding examples of performance.

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Reg Sprigg Medal

The APPEA Board awards the Reg Sprigg Medal to recognise an individual’s outstanding service in promoting the Australian oil and gas exploration and production industry’s objectives.

Introduced in 1989 as the APEA Gold Medal, this award was renamed the Reg Sprigg Medal in 1995 to commemorate the exceptional contributions Dr Reginald Sprigg AO (1919-1994) provided to the petroleum industry as a geologist, company executive and APPEA’s founding Chairman.

Candidates may be considered eligible for their outstanding service either through highly valued contributions within or for the Australian oil and gas industry or through sustained, notable leadership within APPEA.

Nominations for the award must be seconded by a Director of the APPEA Board.

A call for nominations for the Reg Sprigg Medal is available here.

Previous winners of the Reg Spriggs Medal:

  • 2016 Hon Ian Macfarlane
  • 2013 Dr John Jackson
  • 2010 Eve Howell
  • 2009 Reg Nelson
  • 2008 Eric Streitberg
  • 2006 Barry Jones
  • 2005 Agu Kantsler
  • 2003 John G Fuller
  • 2002 Rick Wilkinson
  • 2001 Nicholas Heath
  • 2000 Dr Peter Power
  • 1999 John Hinkins
  • 1998 David McDonald
  • 1997 Dennis Benbow
  • 1996 Charles Allen
  • 1995 John McArdle
  • 1994 Keith Orchison
  • 1993 Rees Withers
  • 1992 John Bonython
  • 1991 Richard Dumbrell
  • 1990 Peter Tapper
  • 1989 Alan Prince

Lewis G Weeks Medal

The APPEA Board awards the Lewis G Weeks Medal to commemorate the contribution of Dr Weeks’ pioneering geological work in Bass Strait and its contribution to Australian petroleum exploration.

To be considered for this award, a candidate must have made an outstanding contribution to the art, science or practice of petroleum exploration. Past recipients have demonstrated distinguished service to the industry in the development or application of exploration techniques, or in teaching.

A call for nominations for the Lewis G Weeks Medal is available here.

Previous winners of the Lewis G Weeks Medal:

  • 2013 Barry Goldstein
  • 2011 Dr William H. Butler (Harry Butler)
  • 2010 Peter and Robyn Purcell
  • 2007 Dr Marita Bradshaw
  • 2005 Dr Trevor Powell
  • 2004 Dr Peter J Cook
  • 2003 Dr Robin Hleby
  • 2002 Bob Laws
  • 2001 Charles Allen
  • 2000 Professor Bob Alexander
  • 1999 Dr S Bevan Devine
  • 1998 Dr William Stuart
  • 1997 Hugh Crocker
  • 1996 Professor S Warren Carey
  • 1995 Dr Phillip Playford
  • 1994 Roy Hopkins
  • 1993 Dr Peter Power
  • 1988 Ken Richards
  • 1987 Maurice Alan Condon
  • 1986 David James McGarry AM
  • 1985 Geoff Donaldson AO
  • 1984 Professor Eric Rudd AC
  • 1983 Dr Doug Traves OBE
  • 1982 Dr Reginald Sprigg AO

The Lewis G Weeks Medal is only awarded to outstanding individuals, with candidates being assessed by the APPEA Board. Nominations must be made in writing and seconded by a Director of the APPEA Board.