The Directors of the Oklahoma Geological Foundation recognize that many outstanding individuals in Oklahoma have historically distinguished themselves by having made substantial contributions to the science of Geology, created significant advancements in the petroleum industry, and have improved their communities for the betterment of society. View our Events Calendar for the Upcoming Date.
To proudly honor these incredible individuals, the Foundation created the “Pioneer Legend”, “Historical Legend”, and the “Living Legend” awards. Established in 2007, the Oklahoma Geological Foundation has bestowed these honors to thirty-eight individuals at the annual “Legends Award” reception.
- In 2017, the Foundation honored T. Howard McCasland as “Pioneer Legend”, Aubrey K. McClendon as “Historical Legend”, and Robert A. Hefner III as “Living Legend”.
- In 2018, Keith F. Walker and Thomas W. Olsen were honored as “Historical Legends”, Frank F. Phillips as “Pioneer Legend”, and Richard D. Fritz as “Living Legend”.