Ian Forrest was a founder member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. Raised in one of the poorer parts of Glasgow in Scotland, he flew with the RAF in World War II before going on to explore for hydrocarbons in many parts of the world. Here he tells us about his long and exciting life in oil.
Wallace Dow, who sadly passed away in June 2016, had a long and successful career pioneering the science of source rock geochemistry, playing a leading role in the advancement of vitrinite reflectance and kerogen type studies, as well as the concept of oil-source correlation. This article looks back at a celebrated life and career.