Alan Prince Award Recipients

This prestigious award, named after the first editor of The APPEA Journal* is given to the authors of the best peer-reviewed paper published in The APPEA Journal* annually. It is judged by the peers who review the various papers along with the Technical Program Committee. This award has been given to some of the key technical publications in the history of oil and gas exploration and development in Australia and represents the pinnacle of technical excellence in our industry.

*The APPEA Journal will be known as The Australian Energy Producers Journal from volume 64, 2024.

The recipients of the Alan Prince Award are:

Australian Salt Basins – Options for Underground Hydrogen Storage
Presented by Marita Bradshaw, Geoscience Australia
Authored by Marita Bradshaw, Geoscience Australia; Stephanie Rees, Geoscience Australia; Liuqi Wang, Geoscience Australia; Mike Szczepaniak, Geoscience Australia; Wayne Cook, Geoscience Australia; Sam Voegeli, Geoscience Australia; Christopher Boreham, Geoscience Australia; Carmine Wainman, Geoscience Australia; Sebastian Wong, Geoscience Australia; Chris Southby, Geoscience Australia; Andrew Feitz, Geoscience Australia

Gold (hydrogen) rush: risks and uncertainties in exploring for naturally occurring hydrogen
Presented by Linda Stalker, CSIRO
Authored by Linda Stalker, CSIRO; Asrar Talukder, CSIRO; Julian Strand, CSIRO; Matthew Josh, CSIRO; Mohinudeen Faiz, CSIRO

Hydrogen in Australian natural gas: occurrences, sources and resources
Presented by Dr Chris Boreham, Geoscience Australia
Authored by Christopher J. Boreham, Geoscience Australia; Dianne S. Edwards, Geoscience Australia; Krystian Czado, Geological Survey of NSW; Nadege Rollet, Geoscience Australia; Liuqi Wang, Geoscience Australia; Simon van der Wielen, Geoscience Australia; David Champion, Geoscience Australia; Richard Blewett, Geoscience Australia; Andrew Feitz, Geoscience Australia; Paul A. Henson, Geoscience Australia

Mercury partitioning in oil and gas production systems – design optimisation and risk mitigation through advanced simulation
Authored by Peter Crafts, Genesis; Mark Williams, Genesis
No presentation due to APPEA 2020 not proceeding, due to COVID restrictions

Demonstrating an acceptable level of impact: an assessment of noise impacts to fishes from a seismic survey in an Australian Marine Park
Presented by Joe Edgell, ERM Australia Pty Ltd
Authored by Joe Edgell, ERM Australia Pty Ltd; Jeremy Colman, ERM Australia Pty Ltd; Samantha Jarvis, S2 Services Pty Ltd; Ollie Glade-Wright, Cooper Energy

Pluto 4D — Australia’s first 4D over a gas field is an outstanding success
Presented by Larry Tilbury, Woodside Energy
Authored by Larry Tilbury, Woodside Energy; Andre Gerhardt, Woodside Energy

Energy security, moratoriums and domestic gas: Australia, LNG and its gas policy catch-22
Presented by Christopher Flynn, Gilbert + Tobin; Emily Tsokos, Gilbert + Tobin
Authored by Christopher Flynn, Gilbert + Tobin; Emily Tsokos, Gilbert + Tobin