Completions Optimization and Technology Award

The Completions Optimization and Technology Award of the Society of Petroleum Engineers recognizes outstanding achievement or contributions to the advancement of petroleum engineering in the area of completions optimization and technology.

Nominee Eligibility

Must be a living member of SPE or a group, the lead of which is an SPE member.

A nominee is not eligible:

  • If they have received the John Franklin Carll Award, Lester C. Uren Award, DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal, or Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal
  • If they are on the current SPE Board of Directors, Completions Optimization and Technology award committee or those who have served in these positions during the past 2 years.

To Nominate

  1. Fill out nomination form.
  2. Complete all required information on nomination form; incomplete nominations will not be accepted.
  3. Include a complete statement of the reasons for proposing the candidate, with a record of the candidate's professional and industrial achievements in detail.
  4. Send to awards@spe.org by 15 February
  5. Encourage no more than 3 colleagues to send letters supporting this nomination to awards@spe.org.

Do not reference or attach a resume or CV; all information must be included on the nomination form. Nominations and letters of recommendation are considered confidential. Candidates remain on the active consideration list for 3 years and if a candidate is not selected during the 3-year active consideration cycle, they can be renominated the following year if all other eligibility requirements are met.

About the Discipline

This technical discipline includes:

  • tubing and casing design
  • completion equipment
  • formation isolation
  • hydraulic fracturing
  • acidizing
  • completions monitoring and optimization
  • completions evaluation including logging, imaging, wellbore seismicand fundamental research in completions
  • completion design and planning
  • completion installation
  • perforating
  • sand control
  • horizontal/multilateral well completions
  • permanent monitoring
  • intelligent completions and completion equipment