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Ali DogruALI H. DOGRU, SPE, was named the first Saudi Aramco fellow, an honor the com-pany initiated to recognize its scientists who have made groundbreaking contributions. Dogru played a pivotal role in the development of various mathematical reservoir simulators for thermal and chemical oil recovery. At Saudi Aramco, he worked on the development of two proprietary reservoir simulators—POWERS (parallel oil water gas enhanced reservoir simulator) and GigaPOWERS, which the company now uses continuously to help manage oil and gas reservoirs and develop new fields. Dogru earned a combined BS and MS degree in petroleum engineering at Istanbul Technical University, then won a NATO scholarship to study at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), where he earned a PhD in petroleum engineering. He spent some time teaching at both universities, as well as at the Norwegian Institute of Technology. Dogru won a postdoctoral fellowship at the California Institute of Technology at Pasadena, and then joined Core Laboratories Consulting Department, working on EOR projects, CO2, steam, and in-situ combustion pilots; and developing thermal simulators and an early chemical flood simulator. Joining Mobil in 1982, Dogru led a research and development team developing Mobil’s THERMS-1 thermal simulator. He also taught applied mathematics at UT Dallas. In 1988, he transferred to Saudi Aramco as a loanee. Dogru has worked there in various senior research capacities since that time. He received SPE’s Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award in 2008, World Oil’s Innovative Thinker Award in 2010, and the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference best technology team award in 2010. In 2011, Dogru was appointed as a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received SPE’s 2012 John Franklin Carll Award and became an SPE Distin-guished Member.

Timothy DuganTIMOTHY C. DUGAN, SPE, was selected as the new chief operating officer for Consol Energy’s exploration and production division. With more than 30 years’ experience across many major US gas fields, he previously worked at Chesapeake Energy, most recently serving as vice president of its Appalachia South business unit. Starting in 2009, Dugan directed Chesapeake’s operations in the Marcellus and Utica shales, with recently added responsibility for overseeing geology, drilling, completions, and reservoir planning. He also played a role in the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport natural gas development project. Before working with Chesapeake, Dugan served in key operational roles with Cabot Oil and Gas and EQT Corporation. Dugan earned a BS in chemical engineering, with an emphasis in petroleum engineering, from the University of Pittsburgh.

Annabel GreenANNABEL GREEN, SPE, was promoted to vice president of strategy and marketing at Tendeka. She joined Tendeka in 2012 as product line director of wireless technologies. Green had previously served in several technical leadership roles at Weatherford, starting in 2000 as expandable sand screens (ESS) product development engineer/manager, and moving to ESS technical manager in 2006. From 2008, she served as sand control product line director. Green began her career at Schlumberger as a wireline field engineer, subsequently serving at Petroline Wellsystems as a well systems engineer. Weatherford acquired Petroline in 1999. She earned an honors BEng in mechanical engineering at the University of Leeds.

Member Deaths

  • Wigo Bernhardin Dascalescu, Hodonin, Czech Republic
  • Arnold S. DeVries, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
  • David B. Meisenheimer, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Harry Ptasynski, Casper, Wyoming, USA
  • John M. Trewhella, Truro, Cornwall, UK