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GeoLegend Video Interviews

The GeoLegends Interview Series consists of a set of 86 video interviews with 53 key geoscientists who made game-changing discoveries, significant scientific contributions that were adopted by the greater geo-community, or people who made significant contributions in building companies or service to the profession. The interviews highlight the thought processes involved with their work.

Interviewees include 16 Sidney Powers Memorial Award medalists, four Michel T. Halbouty Leadership Award recipients and eight recipients of the Norman H. Foster Outstanding Explorer Award. Ed Dolly and Paul Weimer produced this interview series with extensive editorial effort by Pax Harris and Sam Carrothers.

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A.R. 'Tony' Sanchez - Explorationist, Lawyer, and Entrepreneur: Discovered Bob West Field, Zapata County, Texas
Bernard Duval - Explorer, Associate Professor and Philosopher, and Leader in Applied and Academic Research
Bert Bally - Research Scientist, Explorationist, and Professor (Part 1)
Bert Bally - Research Scientist, Explorationist, and Professor (Part 2)
Bert Bally - Research Scientist, Explorationist, and Professor (Part 3)
Bill Barrett - Exploration Geologist, Entrepreneur, and Company Builder (Part 1)
Bill Barrett - Exploration Geologist, Entrepreneur, and Company Builder (Part 2)
Bill Fisher - Geologist, Professor, Businessman, and Leader (Part 1)
Bill Fisher - Geologist, Professor, Businessman, and Leader (Part 2)
Bill Fisher - Geologist, Professor, Businessman, and Leader (Part 3)
Bill Zagorski - Discovery and Development of the Marcellus Shale (Part 1)
Bill Zagorski - Discovery and Development of the Marcellus Shale (Part 2)
Bill Zagorski - Discovery and Development of the Marcellus Shale (Part 3)
Bob Gunn - Independent Geologist, Entrepreneur, Businessman, and Public Servant, Part 1
Bob Gunn - Independent Geologist, Entrepreneur, Businessman, and Public Servant, Part 2
Dan Steward - On Achieving George Mitchell's Vision: Producing Hydrocarbons from the Barnett Shale, Fort Worth Basin, Texas (Part 1)
Dan Steward - On Achieving George Mitchell's Vision: Producing Hydrocarbons from the Barnett Shale, Fort Worth Basin, Texas (Part 2)
Dan Steward - On Achieving George Mitchell's Vision: Producing Hydrocarbons from the Barnett Shale, Fort Worth Basin, Texas (Part 3)
Decker Dawson - Founder and Owner, Dawson Geophysical Company
Dietrich Welte: Geologist and Chemist, Leader in Organic Geochemistry, and Father of Modern Petroleum System and Basin Modeling, Part 1
Dietrich Welte: Geologist and Chemist, Leader in Organic Geochemistry, and Father of Modern Petroleum System and Basin Modeling, Part 2
Dietrich Welte: Geologist and Chemist, Leader in Organic Geochemistry, and Father of Modern Petroleum System and Basin Modeling, Part 3
Don Todd - My Indonesian Experience, Part 1
Don Todd - My Indonesian Experience, Part 2
Ed Warner - Converting a Research Problem on Coalbed Methane Gas Exploration and Development into a Viable Natural Gas Resource: Career as an Entrepreneur and Explorer
Frank Royse, Jr. - Oil and Gas Discoveries in the Fossil Basin, Southwest Wyoming and Northeast Utah
Fred F. Meissner - Explorationist, Scientist, and Adjunct Professor at the Colorado School of Mines (presented by Larry Meckel)
Fred F. Meissner - Father of the Bakken: Years Ahead of His Time (presented by Mark Sonnenfeld and Lyn Canter)
George Bernard Reynolds - A Forgotten Pioneer of Oil Discoveries in the Middle East and Venezuela (presented by Dr. Rasoul Sorkhabi)
Hans Christen Ronnevik - New Technology and Innovative Ideas Led to the Discovery of the Giant Johan Sverdrup Field, Utsira High, North Sea, Norway
Harrison 'Jack' Schmitt - Geologist, Astronaut, Professor, Researcher, and Senator
Harry Jamison - Discovery of Prudhoe Bay Field, North Slope, Alaska, Part 1
Harry Jamison - Discovery of Prudhoe Bay Field, North Slope, Alaska, Part 2
Harry Jamison - Discovery of Prudhoe Bay Field, North Slope, Alaska, Part 3
Harry Jamison - Discovery of Prudhoe Bay Field, North Slope, Alaska, Part 4
Jerry Sides, Charlie Tierce, and Bill Tift - The Superior Oil Company Story in the Permian Basin, Texas
Jim Henry - How New Technology Led to the Discovery and Development of the Wolfberry Oil Play in the Midland Basin Portion of the Permian Basin, West Texas
Joe Gifford - My International and West Texas Exploration Career, Part 1
Joe Gifford - My International and West Texas Exploration Career, Part 2
John Amoruso - Discovery of the Amoruso Field, Robertson County, Texas, Part 1
John Amoruso - Discovery of the Amoruso Field, Robertson County, Texas, Part 2
John Haun - Explorationist, and Professor, Colorado School of Mines, and AAPG and RMAG Leader
John Martin - The Commercial Discovery and Development of Jonah Field, Sublette County, Wyoming
John Masters, Jim Gray, and Larry Meckel - The Discovery of Elmworth Field, Alberta and British Columbia, Canada (Part 1)
John Masters, Jim Gray, and Larry Meckel - The Discovery of Elmworth Field, Alberta and British Columbia, Canada (Part 2)
Kenneth W. Glennie - Field Geologist, Photo Geologist, Author and Editor, and Honorary Professor at University of Aberdeen (Part 1)
Kenneth W. Glennie - Field Geologist, Photo Geologist, Author and Editor, and Honorary Professor at University of Aberdeen (Part 2)
Kenneth W. Glennie - Field Geologist, Photo Geologist, Author and Editor, and Honorary Professor at University of Aberdeen (Part 3)
Knut Bjorlykke - Sedimentologist, Petroleum Geologist, Consultant, Professor, and Author
Koenraad J. Weber - Geologist and Petroleum Engineer, Production and Development Research Geologist, Consultant, and Professor
Larry Funkhouser - Chevron's Exploration Leader and Petroleum Geologist (Part 1)
Larry Funkhouser - Chevron's Exploration Leader and Petroleum Geologist (Part 2)
Larry Funkhouser - Chevron's Exploration Leader and Petroleum Geologist (Part 3)
Larry McPeek - Rediscovery and Development of Cave Gulch Field, Eastern Wind River Basin, Natrona County, Wyoming
Larry Meckel - Clastic Research Project, Shell Development Company, 1948 – 1973 (Part 1)
Larry Meckel - Clastic Research Project, Shell Development Company, 1948 – 1973 (Part 2)
Larry Meckel - Clastic Research Project, Shell Development Company, 1948 – 1973 (Part 3)
Larry Meckel - Clastic Research Project, Shell Development Company, 1948 – 1973 (Part 4)
M. Ray Thomasson - My Career in the Petroleum Industry (Part 1)
M. Ray Thomasson - My Career in the Petroleum Industry (Part 2)
M. Ray Thomasson - My Career in the Petroleum Industry (Part 3)
Mark Williams, Lyn Canter, Orion Skinner, and Mark Sonnenfeld - Whiting Petroleum's Exploration and Development of the Bakken, Pronghorn, and Three Forks Reservoirs (Part 1)
Mark Williams, Lyn Canter, Orion Skinner, and Mark Sonnenfeld - Whiting Petroleum's Exploration and Development of the Bakken, Pronghorn, and Three Forks Reservoirs (Part 2)
Mark Williams, Lyn Canter, Orion Skinner, and Mark Sonnenfeld - Whiting Petroleum's Exploration and Development of the Bakken, Pronghorn, and Three Forks Reservoirs (Part 3)
Marlan Downey - Geoscientist, Explorationist, Manager, and Leader
Marvin D. Brittenham - The Encana Story: Our Working Model - The Resource Play (Part 1)
Marvin D. Brittenham - The Encana Story: Our Working Model - The Resource Play (Part 2)
Michael Forrest - Geophysicist, Manager, and Risk Analysis Consultant (Part 1)
Michael Forrest - Geophysicist, Manager, and Risk Analysis Consultant (Part 2)
Mike Johnson - The Discovery of Parshall Field in Mountrail County, North Dakota
Norman H. Foster - How Aerial Photography, Surface Geomorphology, and Subsurface Geology Led to the Discovery of Trap Spring Field, Nye County, Nevada (presented by Ed Dolly)
Pete Matuszczak - How a 'J' Sand Study in the Denver Basin Led to the Discovery of Wattenberg Field
R.G. 'Jerry' Albertus and Stephen Kneller - Rediscovery and Development of Pinedale Field, Sublette County, Wyoming (Part 1)
R.G. 'Jerry' Albertus and Stephen Kneller - Rediscovery and Development of Pinedale Field, Sublette County, Wyoming (Part 2)
Richard K. Stoneburner - Discovery of the Eagle Ford Shale Trend, South and Southwest Texas
Richard R. Vincelette - Trend Exploration Limited's Miocene Reef Discoveries, Salawati Basin, Irian Jaya, Indonesia (Part 1)
Richard R. Vincelette - Trend Exploration Limited's Miocene Reef Discoveries, Salawati Basin, Irian Jaya, Indonesia (Part 2)
Robert J. 'Bob' Weimer - Working in the Petroleum Industry and Teaching at the Colorado School of Mines (Part 1)
Robert J. 'Bob' Weimer - Working in the Petroleum Industry and Teaching at the Colorado School of Mines (Part 2)
Robert J. 'Bob' Weimer - Working in the Petroleum Industry and Teaching at the Colorado School of Mines (Part 3)
Robert M. Sneider - Research Scientist, Exploration and Production Geologist, and Teacher, presented by John Sneider, Part 1
Robert M. Sneider - Research Scientist, Exploration and Production Geologist, and Teacher, presented by John Sneider, Part 2
Robert M. Sneider - Research Scientist, Exploration and Production Geologist, and Teacher, presented by John Sneider, Part 3
Robert M. Sneider - Research Scientist, Exploration and Production Geologist, and Teacher, presented by Larry Meckel
Sam Gary - Discovery of Bell Creek Field, Powder River and Carter Counties, Montana
William 'Bill' Marshall - The Marshall and Winston Partnership Expanded into an Independent Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Company

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A.R. 'Tony' Sanchez - Explorationist, Lawyer, and Entrepreneur: Discovered Bob West Field, Zapata County, Texas
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