Midstream

Hanlon Award

The Hanlon Award is the most prestigious recognition and highest honor of the midstream industry, and is one of the ranking awards of the petroleum industry.

It was initiated in 1937 by the late E. I. Hanlon, who was a pioneer in the early gas processing industry of West Virginia. Later, Mr. Hanlon founded the Hanlon Companies in the Mid-Continent oil fields and became Chairman of the National Bank of Tulsa. The Award has been continued in Mr. Hanlon's name since his death in 1984.

The Hanlon Award is conferred annually on an individual whose career includes prominent achievement and outstanding contributions to the midstream industry. Such contributions may include, but is not limited to, technical services, business accomplishment, education, research, or other outstanding leadership that has materially advanced the welfare of the midstream industry. Prior recipients have included engineers, research scientists, business leaders, educators, journalists, and virtually every other discipline associated with the industry.

The award, consisting of a modest wall plaque and a gift of the recipient's choice, is not necessarily an annual event, but is conferred as deemed appropriate by the GPA Midstream Awards Committee. It is presented at the opening General Session of the GPA Midstream Convention.

GPA Midstream awarded its first Hanlon recipients in 1937. For recipients between 1937 - 1990, contact GPA Midstream.

Award Recipients:

2018

Alan Armstrong, Williams

2015

John Ehlers, Valero (retired)

2014

Kelcy Warren, Energy Transfer Equity

2008

Allen Tarbutton, Devon Gas Services

2007

Mike Panatier, GPM

2006

Boyd Anderson, BP

2005

Jim Mogg, Duke Energy

2002

J.P. Herrin, Valero (Retired)

2001

Dan Duncan, Enterprise Products

2000

Dr. A. H. Younger, Solex Energy

1999

Fred G. Russell, Hudson Products Co.

1998

Jack Trench, Mafi-Trench (Retired)

1997

Tom Russell, T. H. Russell Co.

1996

R. W. Hankinson, Phillips

1995

Gustavo J. Inciarte, PDVSA

1994

Lyman Yarborough, Amoco Production Research Co.

1993

Daniel W. Kemp, Trident NGL

1992

Earl Kirk, CSX (Retired)

1991

Bill Randall, The Randall Corp.

1990

Bruce M. Withers, Jr., Mitchell Energy Corp.

2021

Mark F. Sutton, GPA Midstream Association