Leif Larsen, Kappa Engineering, Royneberg, Norway
Selected for algorithms and procedures developed by Dr. Larsen that form the linchpin of many commercial software well testing packages today, Dr. Larsen’s contributions to the technical literature concerning the evaluation of subsurface reservoirs are an extraordinary record of pioneering contributions. Over the past 30 years Dr. Larsen has played a significant role in our understanding of pressure transient analysis and production logging. Dr. Larsen’s focus has been on the evaluation of reservoirs in the North Sea with particular attention, quite understandably, to fields of interest to Statoil.
Robert A. Wattenbarger, Texas A&M, College Station, Texas, USA
Dr. Robert A. Wattenbarger has more than 35 years’ experience in the petroleum industry. Reservoir engineering and computer software have been his specialties, with emphasis on reservoir simulation and well test analysis. He was vice president of Scientific Software Corporation in Denver for 10 years after being involved in the formation of that company.
William J. Haskett, Decision Strategies, Houston, TX, USA
More than any other individual, Bill Haskett has taught the oil and gas industry how to validly evaluate the economic potential of unconventional plays. He continues to be one of the noted thought leaders in efficient/valid assessment of plays, the creation and protection of competitive advantage, and the development of robust business strategies for domestic and international opportunities.