Paul Fulton Research Fund

The Paul Fulton Memorial Award Fund is an endowment established at Marietta College by members of the Southeastern Ohio Oil and Gas Association and friends of the late Paul Fulton.  Paul Fulton was the owner of the Rampp Company in Marietta and a longtime member of the Southeastern Ohio Oil and Gas Association.

The Paul Fulton Memorial Award Fund provides grant support for student research or studies of particular interest to the oil and gas industry in Southeastern Ohio.  Generally, four research grant awards of $500 each are made annually to Marietta College students majoring in Petroleum Engineering or Geology.  Grant funds are to be used for expenses associated with the research project.  The grants are awarded directly to the student recipients and are not included in other college scholarships or financial aid.

Interested students should submit a 250 word synopsis and outline of a proposed research project or study which will result in a research paper.  The proposed project should focus on the use of a process, procedure, study or analysis of reservoir data, production data or geologic conditions in the Appalachian Basin which would be of special interest to the oil and gas industry in Southeastern Ohio or closely related geographic regions.

The synopsis and outline of proposed projects are submitted to the Chairman of the Department of Petroleum Engineering in the fall semester of the academic year.  All proposed projects are reviewed by the Paul Fulton committee of the Southeastern Ohio Oil and Gas Association.  The committee will select the award recipients.

The recipients of the Paul Fulton Memorial Award Fund must complete their projects by the following March of the academic year.  The completed projects will be reviewed by the Paul Fulton Committee of the Southeastern Ohio Oil and Gas Association.  The committee will select the best project.  The student submitting the best project will be recognized at SOOGA’s annual spring meeting and will receive an additional cash award of $1750 for first place, $1250 for second place, $750 for third place, and $500 for fourth place.

Past Research Projects

Spring 2019

Development of Remaining Hydrocarbon Recovery in the Clinton and Berea Sandstone formations using techniques and lessons learned from Unconventionals by Jay Chapin 
Biosurfactants and Biosolvents Analysis: An Empirical & Economic Study of their Potential in the Appalachian Region by Isaiah Brady
Analysis of Appalachia’s Utica/Point Pleasant and Marcellus Formations’ Geology on Estimated Ultimate Recovery by Nicholas Cuaresma and Brittany Martin
RE-FRACTURING THE APPALACHIAN BASIN: An Economic Analysis by Kade Kiselica and Taylor Jennings
A Geological Analysis of the Appalachian Basin and How It Affects the Oil & Gas Industry by Elizabeth Sweda
Knox Dolomite and Deep Potential of Southeastern Ohio by Ben Hayes

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