A Peer Apart Honorees

SPE created A Peer Apart in 2007 to recognize dedicated individuals who have been involved in the peer review of 100 or more papers. Members who commit their time to peer review papers make substantial contributions to the industry’s literature by helping to ensure that the papers published in SPE’s technical journals are of the highest quality. Over time, these individuals volunteer hundreds of hours to the Society, making SPE journals a valuable resource for the industry.

In 2020, 19 individuals joined the elite group, bringing the total membership of A Peer Apart to 186 dedicated members.

2020 Recipients

Mariela G. Araujo Fresky, Shell
Luis F. Ayala, The Pennsylvania State University
Surendra Bateja, Consultant
Steffen Berg, Shell Global Solutions
Christopher R. Clarkson, University of Calgary
Eric Delamaide, IFP Technologies Canada
David G. Kersey, Consultant
Saeid Khorsandi, Chevron
Knut-Andreas Lie, SINTEF
Hassan Mahani, Shell
Ryosuke Okuno, The University of Texas at Austin
Ray (Zhenhua) Rui, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jesús M. Salazar, Marathon Oil
Javier Sanchez Reyes, Schlumberger
Josephina M. Schembre-McCabe, Chevron
Jonathan J. Wylde, Clariant Oil Services
Turhan Yildiz, Red Rocks Engineering
Fengshou Zhang, Tongji University
Andrew S. Zheng, Schlumberger

Stephen W. Almond, Steve Almond Consulting (2017)
F. Omer Alpak, Shell (2016)
Vladimir Alvarado, University of Wyoming (2016)
Subhash C. Ayirala, Saudi Aramco (2017)
Tayfun Babadagli, University of Alberta (2013)
Stephen A. Baumgartner, Marathon Oil (2017)
Glen Benge, Benge Consulting (2013) 
Reidar B. Bratvold, University of Stavanger (2017)
Frank F. Chang, Saudi Aramco (2015)
Shilin Chen, Halliburton Security DBS (2015)
Williams Chirinos, Inexertus (2018)
Yildiray Cinar, Saudi Aramco (2018)
Peter J. Clifford, BP Exploration Europe (2015)
James N. Collins, ConocoPhillips (2013)
Gökhan Coskuner, Husky Energy (2014)
Michael G. Edwards, Swansea University (2017)
Reza Fassihi, BHP Billiton Petroleum (2018)
Niall Fleming, Statoil (2015)
Wayne W. Frenier, Consultant (2015)
Guohua Gao, Shell (2015)
Richard Hallam, BP America (2014)
Byron Haynes, Shell (2014)
*Stephen Holditch, S.A. Holditch & Associates (2013) 
Florian Hollaender, Schlumberger (2014)
Joyce Holtzclaw, E&B Natural Resources Management (2016)
Mehdi M. Honarpour, BHP Billiton (2017)

Hussein Hoteit, Chevron (2016)
Richard D. Hutchins, Gel Solutions (2017)
Christopher J. Jablonowski, Shell (2015)
Farzam Javadpour, University of Texas at Austin (2014)
Robert Jeffrey, SCT Operations (2014)
Seung I. Kam, Louisiana State University (2018)
Frank Koch, Koch Decisions (2013)
Sunil L. Kokal, Saudi Aramco (2018)
Stephen E. Laubach, The University of Texas at Austin (2015)
Silviu Livescu, Baker Hughes Canada (2015)
Gavin Longmuir, Consulting Petroleum Engineers (2017)
Joao Carlos R. Placido, Petrobras (2017)
Kaibin Qiu, Schlumberger (2014)
Douglas Ruth, University of Manitoba (2014)
Randall Seright, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (2013)
Vijay K. Shrivastava, Computer Modelling Group (2018)
Elizabeth J. Spiteri, Bluecrest Alaska Operating (2017)
Gary Teletzke, ExxonMobil Upstream Research (2014)
Peter Valko, Texas A&M University (2014)
Diederik van Batenburg, Shell Global Solutions (2014)
Shugang Wang, Chevron (2017)
G. Paul Willhite, University of Kansas (2016)
Harvey Yarranton, University of Calgary (2016)
Ding Zhu, Texas A&M University (2017)

Bernt Aadnoy, University of Stavanger (2012)
Roberto Aguilera, University of Calgary (2011)
Yucel Akkutlu, Texas A&M University (2012)
Mark Alberty, Hess Corporation (2007)
Syed A. Ali, Schlumberger (2007)
Anil Ambastha, Chevron Nigeria (2007)
Kenneth Arnold, WorleyParsons (2007)
Cosan Ayan, Schlumberger (2007)
Khalid Aziz, Stanford University (2007)
William J. Bailey, Schlumberger (2007)
John W. Barker, Gaffney, Cline & Associates (2007)
Stephen Begg, University of Adelaide (2007)
Dennis Beliveau, Consultant (2007)
Elmo Blount, Elmo Blount & Associates (2007)
Harold Brannon, Baker Hughes (2008)
Johannes Bruining, Delft University of Technology (2007)
Jill Buckley, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (2007)
Robert C. Burton, ConocoPhillips (2007)
Rodolfo Camacho Velazquez, Pemex (2011)
Curtis Cheatham, Weatherford (2009)
Lee Y. Chin, retired from ConocoPhillips (2011)
Peter Christman, Quantum Reservoir Impact (2007)
Craig Cipolla, Hess Corporation (2012)
Ian R. Collins, BP Exploration (2007)
Robert E. Cooper, Whatcom Energy Resources (2007)
Steven Crary, Schlumberger Saudi Arabia (2012)
Jose C. Cunha, Chevron (2007)
David A. Curry, Baker Hughes (2007)
Vilgeir Dalen, Statoil (2007)
Ali Daneshy, Daneshy Consultants (2007)
*Neal Davis, Consultant (2007)
Rapier Dawson, retired from ExxonMobil Drilling (2007)
Wolfgang Deeg, Devon Energy (2007)
Mojdeh Delshad, University of Texas (2010)
Birol Dindoruk, Shell (2007)
Galen Dino, Audubon Engineering Solutions (2007)
Sandor Doleschall, retired from Hungarian Hydrocarbon Institute (2007)
Patrick Egermann, GDF SUEZ (2009)
Christine Ehlig-Economides, University of Houston (2007)
Turgay Ertekin, Pennsylvania State University (2007)
John Fair, retired from Chevron (2007)
Behrooz Fattahi, The EnerTrain Institute (2007)
Dale Fitz, ExxonMobil Upstream Research (2007)
Joe Fram, Consultant (2007)
Ali Ghalambor, Oil Center Research (2008)
James Gilman, iReservoir.com (2007)
Sam Gomersall, CO2Deepstore (2007)
Phillip C. Harris, retired from Halliburton Energy Services (2007)
Roy Hartley, Roy Hartley PE Ltd (2009)
Dimitrios Hatzignatiou, University of Stavanger (2011)
Chun Huh, University of Texas at Austin (2007)
Russell T. Johns, Pennsylvania State University (2007)
Alan Johnson, Shell (2007)
*Rainer Juergens, MICON Gmbh & Co. KG (2007)
Shah Kabir, Hess Corporation (2007)
Medhat Kamal, Chevron (2007)
Ekrem Kasap, Shell Technology Centre Bangalore (2007)
Hossein Kazemi, Colorado School of Mines (2007)
Mohan Kelkar, University of Tulsa (2007)

Jitendra Kikani, Chevron (2007)
Gregory W. King, ExxonMobil (2007)
Anthony Kovscek, Stanford University (2009)
Paul Krumrine, Waste Policy Institute (2007)
David Larue, Chevron (2007)
Lilian Lo, ConocoPhillips (2007)
Edward Malachosky, Chevron (2007)
John N. Mason, BP Exploration (2007)
Keith Millheim, Nautilus International (2007)
Jennifer Miskimins, Barree & Associates (2007)
Robert F. Mitchell, retired from Halliburton (2007)
Shahab Mohaghegh, West Virginia University (2007)
Kishore Mohanty, University of Texas at Austin (2007)
Carl Montgomery, NSI Technologies (2007)
Larry Moran, ConocoPhillips (2007)
Lee Morgenthaler, Shell (2007)
Necmettin Mungan, Mungan Petroleum Consultants (2007)
*Hisham Nasr-El-Din, Texas A&M University (2011)
Shauna Noonan, ConocoPhillips (2011)
Stephen Norris, Anadarko Petroleum (2007)
Dean Oliver, Centre for Integrated Petroleum Research (2007)
Mustafa Onur, Istanbul Teknik Universitesi (2012)
Chris Osborne, BP Exploration (2007)
Liang-Biao Ouyang, Chevron (2009)
Erdal Ozkan, Colorado School of Mines (2007)
Lincoln Paterson, CSIRO Petroleum (2007)
*Donald Peaceman, retired (2007)
Rajagopal Raghavan, retired from ConocoPhillips (2007)
Albertus Retnanto, Schlumberger (2007)
Simon W. Richards, Consultant (2010)
Jasper Ring, Chevron (2011)
William Rossen, Delft University of Technology (2007)
Robello Samuel, Halliburton (2007)
James J. Sheng, Texas Tech University (2009)
Pål Skalle, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2008)
Robert Skopec, PAI Engineers & Consultants (2007)
*Derry D. Sparlin, retired (2007)
Eve Sprunt, Chevron (2007)
Brian Tarr, Shell (2007)
Carl Thaemlitz, ARAMCO Services (2008)
Marco Thiele, Streamsim Technologies (2010)
Sally A. Thomas, ConocoPhillips (2007)
John L. Thorogood, Drilling Global Consultant (2007)
Robert Urbanowski, Precision Drilling Oilfield Services (2007)
Cor Van Kruijsdijk, Shell (2007)
Omar Varela, ExxonMobil Upstream Research (2010)
Gerald Verbeek, Verbeek Management Services (2007)
Dyung T. Vo, Chevron Global Upstream (2007)
Harold R. (Hal) Warner Jr, Warner Consulting Services (2007)
Norman Warpinski, Pinnacle (2007)
Michael J. Webster, BP (2012)
Dean Wehunt, Chevron (2009)
Geoffrey Weighill, retired from BP (2007)
Michael L. Wiggins, Consultant (2007)
Nick Wolf, W M Oilfield Consultants (2007)
Burak Yeten, Chevron (2011)
Yannis Yortsos, University of Southern California (2007)
Christoph Zerbst, Petroleum Development Oman (2010)

*Deceased