Congratulations to the 2009 International Award Winners

SPE congratulates the following 2009 honorees and award recipients. They will be recognized during the 2009 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana USA in October.




2009 Winners

Honorary Member Award (2009)

  • James P. Brill, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma USA
  • Abbas Firoozabadi, Reservoir Engineering Research Institute, Palo Alto, California USA
  • Alain C. Gringarten, Imperial College, London UK
  • Joseph E. Warren, Frontier Resources, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

John Franklin Carll Award (2009)

  • Akhil Datta-Gupta, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas USA

Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal (2010)

  • Christine A. Ehlig-Economides, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas USS
  • Mukul M. Sharma, University of Texas, Austin, Texas USA, was previously approved as recipient of the 2009 Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal

Lester C. Uren Award (2009)

  • Anil K. Ambastha, Chevron IndoAsia, San Ramon, California USA

Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty (2009)

  • Mohan G. Kelkar, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma USA

DeGolyer Distinguished Service Award (2009)

  • L. Kent Thomas, Consultant, Bartlesville, Oklahoma USA

Distinguished Member (2009)

  • Anil K. Ambastha, Chevron IndoAsia, San Ramon, California USA
  • Hazim H. Abass, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • Hisham M. AlQassab, Schlumberger, Pearland, Texas USA
  • Ramona M. Graves, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado USA
  • J. Roger Hite, Business Fundamentals Group, Houston, Texas USA
  • Roger B. Hough, Lowell Professional Services, Calgary, Alberta Canada
  • Russell Johns, University of Texas, Austin, Texas USA
  • Mridul Kumar, Chevron ETC, Houston, Texas USA
  • David O. Ogbe, Greatland Solutions, LLC, Greenwood, Colorado USA
  • Erdal Ozkan, Colorado School of Mines, Golden Colorado USA
  • Hemanta K. Sarma, University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia
  • Wolfgang E. Schollnberger, Potomac, Maryland USA
  • Mohamed Y. Soliman, Halliburton Energy Services Group, Houston, Texas USA
  • Salam P. Salamy, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Cedric K. Ferguson Medal and Certificate (2009)

  • Bernhard Hustedt, Brunei Shell, Seria, Brunei (Medal)
  • Paul van den Hoek, Shell, Rijswijk, The Netherlands (Certificate): “Induced Fracturing in Reservoir Simulation: Application of a New Coupled Simulator to a Waterflooding Field Example”

Distinguished Service Award (2009)

  • Danny Bell, EXCO Resources, Dallas, Texas USA
  • Joyce M. I. Holtzclaw, Nations Petroleum Limited, Keene, California USA
  • Robert W. Chase, Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio USA

Completions Optimization and Technology Award (2009)

  • Joseph A. Ayoub, Schlumberger, Sugarland, Texas USA

Drilling Engineering Award (2010)

  • Allen Sinor, Hughes Christensen, The Woodlands, Texas USA
  • Phillip D. Pattillo, BP, Houston, Texas USA, was previously approved as the recipient of the 2009 Drilling Engineering Award.

Formation Evaluation Award (2009)

  • T. S. Ramakrishnan, Schlumberger, Cambridge, Massachusetts USA

Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility (2009)

  • John Veil, Argonne National Laboratories, Washington, DC USA

Management and Information Award (2009)

  • Mehrzad Mahdavi, Dexa Systems Incorporated, Houston, Texas USA

Production and Operations Award (2009)

  • Hisham A. Nasr-El-Din, Texas A&M, College Station, Texas USA

Projects, Facilities and Construction Award (2009)

  • Norman D. McMullen, BP America, Cypress, Texas USA

Public Service Award (2009)

  • William J. Milliken, Chevron, San Ramon, California USA

Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award (2009)

  • Ram G. Agarwal, PetroTel, Tulsa, Oklahoma USA

Young Member Outstanding Service Award (2009)

  • Abhishek Anchilya, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas USA
  • Anthony E. Onukwu, Eclipse Petroleum, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Julio C. Soriano, Encana Oil and Gas, Denver, Colorado USA
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