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Alumnus Orion Skinner Receives AAPG Outstanding Explorer Award

January 10, 2013 — Alumnus Orion Skinner (BS 1980, MS 1982) recently received the AAPG Norman H. Foster Outstanding Explorer Award. The award is presented to members in recognition of distinguished and outstanding achievement in exploration for petroleum or mineral resources, with an intended emphasis on recent discovery. Skinner currently works for Whiting Petroleum in Parker, Colo. and was responsible for Whiting’s Pronghorn Field discovery and his contributions to Bakken exploration in Stark County, North Dakota.


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