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Redwood Medal of the Institute of Petroleum

Nature volume 160, page 117 (26 July 1947) | Download Citation



The Redwood Medal of the Institute of Petroleum has been awarded to H. S. Gibson, general fields manager, Anglo-Iranian Oil Co., Ltd., Abadan, for his unique work on the production of petroleum. Established in 1921 in honour of Sir Boverton Redwood, founder-president of the Institute, the Redwood Medal is awarded “to a petroleum technologist of outstanding eminence, irrespective of nationality or membership of the Institute”. Only seven previous awards have been made since the medal was instituted, the last being in 1938. Mr. H. S. Gibson served in the First World War in France, Egypt, Salonica and Turkey, and was mentioned in dispatches. On desmobilization in 1919 he went to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he took the Mechanical Science Tripos. In 1922 he joined the (then) Anglo-Persian Oil Co., Ltd., as production engineer, and advanced steadily until in 1945 he was made general fields manager. He was awarded the C.B.E. in this year's King's Birthday honours.

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