Dr. Janell Edman is an industry recognized expert in interpreting oil, gas, and source rock geochemical data to solve exploration and production problems for oil industry clients. She has 35 years of industry experience working in both major oil companies and as a consultant. She has 56 published papers and abstracts. Dr. Edman is also the recipient of the AWG 2015 Professional Excellence Award, the Best of AAPG (ACE) for SPE Award (1997), and the Jules Braunstein Award for the Best Poster Session at the 1987 AAPG Annual Convention (ACE). She was an Associate Editor of the “AAPG Bulletin" and on the AAPG Publications Committee. In addition, she taught geochemistry schools and graduate level classes in both industry and academia. Dr. Edman has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geophysics from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Geology from The University of Wyoming.