Peter A. Ziegler#


Peter A. Ziegler
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:paziegler 'at' magnet.ch
Membership Number:767
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:pziegler
Homepage: http://pages.unibas.ch/earth/tecto



Positions Held

Peter A. Ziegler passed away July 19, 2013.

  • 1999-2003: Co-ordinator EUCOR-URGENT Project
  • 1990-2000: lecturer at University of Basel and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • 1988 December 1st, retirement from Shell. Since then independent exploration consultant (Petroleum Exploration Consultancy Services)
  • 1984-1988 Senior Exploration Consultant, team leader Global Geology, giving on a routine basis Shell-internal training lectures on: seismic stratigraphy, plate tectonics and basin evolution, intra-plate tectonics, structural styles of fold belts
  • 1982-1984 Deputy Head New Ventures and Exploration Advice Department (world wide responsability)
  • 1978-1982 Exploration Consultant with special responsability for Europe, South America, seismic stratigraphy and exploration in fold belts
  • 1970-1977 Region Geologist Northern Europe, acting Exploration Manager A/S Norske Shell and Denmark joint venture
  • 1970-1988 Shell Internationale Petroleum Mij. B.V. Den Haag, The Netherlands
  • 1967-1970 Subsurface Geologist and later Exploration Manager Alberta Plains
  • 1964-1966 Technical advisor foothills and offshore Exploration Division
  • 1958-1963 fieldwork Canadian Cordillera, fieldparty supervisor
  • 1958-1970 Shell Canada Ltd. Calgary, Canada
  • 1957 Compagnie d'Exploration Pétrolière, fieldwork in southern Algeria
  • 1956 Societé des Pétroles de Madagascar, fieldwork Morandava basin, Madagascar
  • 1955 ISRAMCO, fieldwork Dead Sea area, wellsite geologist
  • 1948-1955 University of Zürich, Geology study. Ph.D. University of Zürich, May 1955. (Promotor: Prof. R. Trümpy)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Plate Tectonics and Basin Evolution
  • Paleogeographic and Paleotectonic Reconstructions
  • Dynamics of Extensional and Compressional Intraplate Deformation

Honours and Awards
  • 1983 Member Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1984 Honorary Member of The Geological Society, London
  • 1986 Fourmarier Medal, Geological Society Belgium
  • 1986 American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Distinguished Lecturer
  • 1987 Van Waterschoot van der Gracht Medal, Royal Geological and Mining Society of The Netherlands
  • 1988 William Smith Medal, The Geological Society, London
  • 1989 Entry in International "Who is Who"
  • 1990 Thomas Neville George Medal, Geological Society of Glasgow
  • 1990 Robert H. Dott sr. Memorial Award, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (best Special Publication award)
  • 1990 Member Academia Europaeana
  • 1992 Honoray Lecturer, University of Basel (geodynamics, basin evolution)
  • 1993 Leopold von Buch Medal, Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft
  • 1994 Honorary Member of the Polish Geological Society
  • 1995 Special Commendation Award, American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • 1995 Honorary Member European Union of Geoscientists
  • 1995 Distinguished Lecturer Award Netherlands Research School of Sedimentary Geology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
  • 1995 Member New York Academy of Sciences
  • 1995 Pjotr Leonidovici Kaptsa Medal, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
  • 1996 Entry in "Who's Who in the World"
  • 1996 Member Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, Crakow
  • 1996 Titular Professor for Global Geology, University of Basel
  • 1997 Honorary Member Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
  • 1997 Doctor Honoris Causa, Moscow State University
  • 1997 Entry “2000 Outstading Pleople”
  • 1997 Life membreship Bureau International Lithosphere Program
  • 1998 Stephan Müller Medal, European Geophysical Society
  • 1999 Tectonophysics 300, Tectonics of Sedimentary Basin Formation: Model and Constraints.”The Ziegler Volume”
  • 2000 Foreign Member Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsawa
  • 2000 Dr. Honoris Causa, Technical University of Delft


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