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AAPG Wallace Pratt Memorial Best Paper, co-authored with Tor Sømme, Erik Lundin and Bjørn Tørudbakken


Global Chief Scientist and Advisor to the Director at EGI Utah (July 2019).


Table-top geological tour of Texas with Erik Lundin (May 2019).


Lifetime Achievement Award from the Petroleum Group of the Geological Society (October 2017).


Cratonic basins — their origin and evolution.
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Table Top Tour of Texas

My “swansong tour” presenting the Cratonic Basins Project to various Equinor offices took Erik and me to Austin, Texas, where we grabbed the opportunity to do an impromptu field trip to the Texas Hill Country. You’ve heard of table-top exercises, right? Well, we discovered a new variant.

By far the best geological exposures we saw were in a “new-agey” shop in Fredericksburg, where some gigantic polished kitchen tops provided some of the most detailed syn-sedimentary faults, desiccation cracks and labradorite crystals we have seen, as the pictures show.