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International Awards
15 February 2020

Regional Awards
1 March 2020

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2020 Awards

View the full list of 2020 Award Recipients.

Cedric K. Ferguson Medal

The Cedric K. Ferguson Medal recognizes professional achievement in petroleum engineering.

2020 - Junjing Zhang and Jamie McEwen - Medals
2020 - David D. Cramer, Matt White, and Kevin Bjornen - Certificates
2019 - Michael B. Cronin and Hamid Emami-Meybodi – Medals
2019 - Russell T. Johns – Certificate
2018 - Mahdi Haddad – Medal
2018 - Jing Du and Sandrine Vidal-Gilbert – Certificates
2017 - Lu Chi
2017 - Zoya Heidari

2016 - Georg M. Mittermeir
2015 - Mohan Kelkar
2015 - Eduardo Pereyra
2015 - Cem Sarica
2015 - Shu Luo
2014 – Abbas Firoozabadi
2014 – Zhidong Li
2014 – Joachim Moortgat
2013 – Kenji Furui
2013 – Nobuo Morita
2013 – Giin-Fa Fuh
2012 – Khafiz Muradov
2012 – David Davies
2011 – S. Ali Vakili Ghahani
2011 – Jan Dirk Jansen
2010 – Lujun Ji
2009 – Bernhard Hustedt
2008 – Takeshi Hiraiwa
2007 – Simon T. Chipperfield
2006 – Hao Cheng
2005 – Florian Hollaender
2004 – Mark E. Flaum
2003 – Giorgio Giglio
2002 – Lars Hoier
2001 – Saskia M. Blom
2001 – Dirk P. Soetekouw
2000 – Seongsik Yoon
1999 – Sridhar Amaravadi
1998 – Rafael E. Guzman
1997 – Oivind Fevang
1996 – Roderick P. Batycky
1996 – Martin J. Blunt
1996 – Marco R. Thiele
1995 – Kelly J. Tyler
1995 – Tarald Svanes
1994 – Birol Dindoruk
1994 – Russell T. Johns
1993 – Annie Audibert Hayet
1992 – Jean Louis Alixant
1991 – Jeffrey F. Simmons
1989 – Michael A. Christie
1988 – Leigh M. Yaxley
1987 – Woon Fong Leung
1986 – Jeffrey G. Southwick
1985 – Tommy M. Warren
1984 – Steven G. Shryock
1983 – Ronald L. Sparks
1982 – Walter B. Fair Jr.
1981 – Robert E. Jones
1980 – Charles J. Glover
1980 – Maura Puerto
1980 – John M. Maerker
1979 – Gurmeet S. Brar
1979 – Khalid Aziz
1978 – Donald J. Hammerlindl
1977 – Medhat M. Kamal
1977 – William E. Brigham
1976 – Robert H. Rossen
1975 – Thomas L. Gould
1974 – Bruce H. Walker
1973 – Michael R. Todd
1971 – A. Richard Sinclair
1970 – Charles A. Jordan
1970 – Thomas A. Edmondson
1969 – Mark A. Childers
1968 – David A. T. Donohue
1968 – Harvey S. Price
1967 – John E. Cochrane
1966 – Necmettin Mungan
1965 – Bobby F. Abernathy
1964 – Elmer L. Dougherty
1963 – George W. Swift
1962 – Donald G. Russell
1961 – Fred H. Brinkman
1960 – Charles B. Ammann
1956 – William M. Campbell
1956 – John L. Martin

Eligibility

Nominees must have authored a paper that has been published in an SPE journal, must be an SPE member in good standing, and younger than 36 years old on the date of peer approval.

To Nominate

Papers are nominated by the corresponding author during the paper submission process. SPE considers papers that are published in SPE journals by SPE members in good standing and younger than 36 on the date of peer approval. The committee presents the award for the best paper. Coauthors who are SPE members in good standing and older than 36 may receive the Cedric K. Ferguson Certificate.

About Cedric Keith Ferguson

Cedric Keith Ferguson died in 1953 at the age of 31. Although recognition of greatness had not yet been received, Ferguson had gained both technical and professional success at the time of his death. His accomplishments in the brief period following completion of his formal education at Stanford University and the University of California were an indication of a brilliant future. He was project leader of drilling and well completions for California Research Corporation at the time of his death. His activities in civic and professional groups included secretary of the Pacific Petroleum Chapter of the Petroleum Branch of AIME, and chairperson of the Junior Group of the chapter. He was a member of Toastmasters Club and was president of the Young Republican Club of Orange County, CA.