Carbonate reservoir pioneer Geiger wins Wegener Award
13 Jun 2017
Director of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) and Foundation CMG chair at Heriot-Watt University, Professor Sebastian Geiger, has been awarded the 2017 Alfred Wegener Award by the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE).
His citation recognised Geiger’s contributions to carbonate reservoir modelling and simulation – in his roles as head of the Carbonate Reservoir Group at Heriot-Watt, co-director of the International Centre for Carbonate Reservoirs in Edinburgh, and Foundation CMG chair in Carbonate Reservoir Simulation.
The professor was also praised for his teaching and supervision and publication of more than 120 technical papers and one edited book.
Heriot-Watt’s chief scientist, Professor John Underhill, said: “The award of EAGE’s prestigious Alfred Wegener Award to Sebastian Geiger is a fitting and fully deserved testament to his academic prowess and dedication to his subject.
“It is yet another superb example of the quality, breadth and considerable depth of expertise housed in our world-leading Institute of Petroleum Engineering.”
The Wegener Award is made to an association member who has made an outstanding contribution to the scientific and technical advancement of one or more of relevant disciplines in the Association, particularly petroleum geoscience and engineering.