GSA names Bromery Award for Minorities winner

The Geological Society of America (GSA) has awarded John Thomas Leftwich the Bromery Award for Minorities.

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HOUSTON -- The Geological Society of America (GSA) has awarded John Thomas Leftwich the Bromery Award for Minorities.

The Bromery Award was established by a former GSA president and his wife to recognize minority professionals who have made significant contributions to research in the geological sciences, or those who have been instrumental in opening the geoscience field to other minorities.

Leftwich, a senior geological advisor in Halliburton’s drilling and evaluation division, has managed as many as seven exploration and production fields simultaneously. His research investigations focus on abnormal pressure and undercompaction in sedimentary basins. Most notably, he discovered the relationship between undercompaction and smectite-illite transformation. Much of his non-proprietary research has been published in university, trade and federal journals, bulletins, and corporate technical reports.

10/26/2009

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