The mood was right for a wonderful Fat Tuesday celebration for STC Houston and its annual competition award winners on Februrary 21, 2012. From the King Cake and festive décor to the impressive award winners on display, the night proved to be a memorable for all in attendance.

The year’s 2012 STC Houston Competition award winners included:

Best of Show

U.S. Geological Survey submitted the two-part entry, Partners in Restoration/Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Report to Congress

Awards of Distinction

Applications Capabilities Suite  – Weatherford International, Ltd.

Partners in Restoration/Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Report to CongressU.S. Geological Survey

Sand Screen SelectorWeatherford International, Ltd.

W MagazineWeatherford International, Ltd.

Awards of Excellence

Chevron celebrates their award of Excellence for their publication, The Clear Leader. Shown with President Jowell Lydon and Competition Manager Stephanie Donovan.

Amphibian Monitoring in the Atchafalaya BasinU.S. Geological Survey

Compact Cross-Dipole SonicWeatherford International, Ltd.

Create a Report Tutorial SeriesCasey O’Callaghan, Shane Tanner, Dannette Bettison

Fiserv Ad Hoc GuidesTerry Lambert

FracologyWeatherford International, Ltd.

IT4U Self-Service SolutionsDeborah Long/Apache Corporation Information Technology

Optimum Upper-Completion SystemWeatherford International, Ltd.

Rotating Control DevicesWeatherford International, Ltd.

The Clear Leader, Second Quarter 2011 MagazineChevron

Water-Level Altitudes 2010 and Water-Level Changes in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper Aquifers and Compaction 1973–2009 in the Chicot and Evangeline Aquifers, Houston-Galveston Region, TexasU.S. Geological Survey

Weatherford’s Managed Pressure Drilling ServiceWeatherford International, Ltd.

Awards of Merit

Pat Wright, of Weatherford International, poses with President Jowell Lydon and one of the many awards her organization raked in this year.

Winners for their EarthModel FT Tutorial, MaryBeth Wegner, Mary Elaine Lora, and Corinne Danielli receive their award from President Lydon.

EarthModel FT TutorialMary Elaine Lora, Corinne Danielli, MaryBeth Wegner

HP ProLiant SL390s G7 1U Half  Width Server User GuideAlan Olsen

Integrated Subsurface Engineering Services  – Weatherford International, Ltd.

Microflux Control System  – Weatherford International, Ltd.

NetIQ AppManager Version 8.0 AutorunAngela Stagg

Evening Festivities

Who could these masked Mardi Gras bandits be? Competition Manager Stephanie Donovan, STC President Jowell Lydon, and Immediate-Past President Alyssa Fox get festive for the showcase.

Prior to awards announcements, the crowd enjoyed Mardi Gras themed food and a motivational talk from area speaker Rasheed Hooda.

Check out more pictures from the STC Houston Awards Showcase!

Thank You!

Competition Manager Stephanie Donovan extends a big thanks to Julia Land for the wonderful banquet decorations and food, our top-notch volunteer judges for devoting their time, Judging Manager Jessica Dickerson for coordinating judges, President Jowell Lydon and Immediate Past President Alyssa Fox for helpful advice, and Daniel Maddux for the night’s photography.

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