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Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty

The SPE Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty recognizes superiority in classroom teaching, excellence in research, significant contributions to the petroleum engineering profession and/or special effectiveness in advising and guiding students.

2020 - Kamy Sepehrnoori
2019 - Roberto Aguilera
2018 - Jan Dirk Jansen
2017- Ramona Graves
2016 - Kishore K. Mohanty
2015 – Akhil Datta-Gupta
2014 – Thomas A. Blasingame
2013 – Hisham Nasr-El-Din
2012 – Johannes Bruining
2011 – Robert W. Chase
2010 – Ding Zhu
2009 – Mohan G. Kelkar
2008 – Andrew K. Wojtanowicz
2007 – Peter K. Currie
2006 – Anthony Kovscek
2005 – Muhammad Ali Al-Marhoun
2004 – Sudarshan Mehta
2004 – Mukul Sharma
2003 – Faruk Civan
2002 – William R. Rossen
2001 – Ali Ghalambor
2000 – Stefan Z. Miska
1999 – Ekwere Peters
1998 – Turgay Ertekin
1997 – Jamal J. Azar
1996 – Gary A. Pope
1995 – Zaki Bassiouni
1995 – Djebbar Tiab
1994 – James P. Brill
1993 – Franklin M. Orr Jr.
1992 – John S. Archer
1991 – S. M. Farouq Ali
1990 – Khalid Aziz
1989 – Donald E. Menzie
1987 – C. D. Stahl
1986 – Ben H. Caudle
1985 – Roy M. Knapp
1984 – Ronald D. Evans
1984 – Robert L. Whiting
1984 – George V. Chilingar
1983 – Iraj Ershaghi
1983 – Edward F. Blick
1983 – Don W. Green
1983 – Don Adams
1983 – Albert C.Reynolds
1982 – W. John Lee
1982 – Roland N. Horne
1982 – Lyman L. Handy
1982 – Leonard F. Koederitz
1982 – Christine A. Ehlig-Economides
1981 – Stephen A. Holditch
1981 – Rajagopal Raghavan
1981 – Larry W. Lake
1981 – James T.Smith
1981 – G. Paul Willhite
1981 – A. Ted Bourgoyne Jr.

 

Eligibility

You may nominate someone if:

You may nominate someone who:

  • Is a living member of SPE.
  • Has not already received this award.
  • Is not on the current SPE Board of Directors, Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty committee or 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. Collaborate with colleagues to send letters supporting this nomination.
Small red flag

All information about the candidate and their qualifications for the award must be included on the online nomination form. Candidates will be sent an email requesting a CV/resume when you submit the nomination. Nominations and letters of recommendation are confidential. Candidates remain on the active consideration list for 3 years. If a candidate is not selected during the 3-year active consideration cycle, you can nominate them again if all other eligibility requirements are met.