Top Hand Award

The Permian Basin Petroleum Association (PBPA) formed in 1961 to advocate for the safe and responsible production of oil and gas resources in the Permian Basin. The importance of the Permian Basin as a producing region has never been higher. The PBPA leads the charge on many important issues protecting our right to operate. The PBPA works hard in the capitals of Texas, New Mexico, and even our nation to protect the interests of the Permian Basin oil and gas industry.

The Top Hand award exemplifies the best in all the characteristics of our leaders in the Permian Basin. A Top Hand has not only achieved success in the field, but exemplifies the characteristics of leadership, stewardship, and community involvement.

The PBPA Top Hand award is the highest honor distributed by the PBPA each year. This award is given to acknowledge the tremendous contributions individuals have given to the oil and gas industry and the communities of the Permian Basin.

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2019 Top Hand Award Winner

Join us in congratulating our

2019 Top Hand Award Honoree:

  • Mr. Dick Saulsbury
  • Saulsbury Industries

Past Top Hand Award Recipients

  • S. Javaid Anwar
  • Carlton E. Beal, Jr.
  • Barry A. Beal
  • Spencer E. Beal
  • Kelly S. Beal
  • Mack C. Chase
  • Curtis W. Mewbourne
  • Howard Parker & Joe Parsley
  • The Honorable Donald L. Evans
  • Scott Sheffield
  • Tim Leach
  • The Honorable Tom Craddick
  • Arden & Rosalind Redfern-Grover
  • Ted Collins, Jr.
  • Cloyce Talbott & Glenn Patterson
  • Jim Henry
  • L.D. “Buddy” Sipes
  • Tom L. Brown
  • Arlen L. Edgar
  • John F. Younger
  • Myra Robinson
  • Todd Aaron
  • Decker Dawson
  • Clayton W. Williams, Jr.
  • Mac O. Boring, Jr.
  • Cy Wagner & Jack Brown
  • John L. Cox
  • Robert M. Leibrock
  • George Gipson
  • Joe Pevehouse
  • Carlton Beal, Sr.
  • Joe B. McShane, Jr.
  • Joseph O’Neill, Jr.
  • C.W. “Claude” Brown
  • Robert O. Anderson
  • John E. Reid
  • Charles Perry
  • Ed Thompson
  • Ben Alexander
  • Eddie Chiles
  • John P. Butler
  • Stanley Moore

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