The Pioneer of the Piceance Award

The Pioneer of the Piceance Award is given annually to an individual whose contributions to the exploration and production of natural gas and oil in Northwest Colorado are significant, lasting and profound.

The award identifies an individual who has made noteworthy and lasting contributions to regional exploration and development strategies; enhanced the regional geologic knowledge-base; encouraged innovation; influenced energy policy; and or engaged in the necessary entrepreneurial spirit that advances the natural gas and oil industry in the region.

The Pioneer of the Piceance Award seeks to acknowledge the natural gas and oil business is an ongoing evolution of knowledge and technology. This knowledge resulted from individuals whose innovations envisioned new markets and distribution systems for local energy products, and whose creativities allowed for the deal structures and financing mechanisms that helped create a platform for today’s modern exploration and production companies.



Nominations will be accepted until 1/31/2020.