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15 February

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1 March

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Honorary Membership

Honorary Membership is the highest honor that SPE presents to an individual and is limited to 0.1% of the SPE total membership. This elite group represents those individuals who have given outstanding service to SPE or have demonstrated distinguished scientific or engineering achievements in the fields within the technical scope of SPE.

SPE Member Anil Kumar received the high distinction of Honorary Membership at the 2017 ATCE Annual Awards Ceremony.

SPE Member Anil Kumar received the high distinction of Honorary Membership at the 2017 ATCE Annual Awards Ceremony.

Bernt S. Aadnoy
Hazim H. Abass
Ram Agarwal
Syed A. Ali
Ali Rashid Al Jarwan
Sadad I. Al-Husseini
Mohammed Yahya Al-Qahtani
Kenneth E. (Ken) Arnold
Charles W. Arnold*
Jan J. Arps*
R. Lyn Arscott
J.J. Azar
Khalid Aziz
Tayfun Babadagli
Edmund C. Babson*
Kate Hadley Baker
Charles L. Bare*
John Bell*
Thomas A. Blasingame
Jacques Bosio*
Adam (Ted) Bourgoyne
William E. Brigham*
James P. Brill
Kermit E. Brown*
Stuart E. Buckley*
John C. Calhoun, Jr.*
John M. Campbell, Sr.*
Maria A. Capello
Edgar C. Capen
Ben H. Caudle*
George V. Chilingar
Elmond L. Claridge*
William M. Cobb
Cesare Colamasi
DeAnn Craig*
Lawrence B. Curtis*
Ali A. Daneshy
Akhil Datta-Gupta
Everette L. DeGolyer*
Henri G. Doll*
Ali Dogru
R.C. Earlougher*
Robert C. Earlougher, Jr.*
Arlen L. Edgar*
Emmanuel O. Egbogah*
Christine Ehlig-Economides
Lincoln Elkins*
Lloyd E. Elkins,Sr.*
Iraj Ershaghi
Turgay Ertekin
A.F. van Everdingen*
Behrooz Fattahi
Abbas Firoozabadi
S. M. Farouq Ali
Sir William Fraser*
Thomas C. Frick*

Peter D. Gaffney
Orville D. Gaither*
Emmanuel Garland
Ted Geffen*
John L. Gidley*
Robert B. Gilmore*
Wayne E. Glenn*
Thomas A. Gouldie
Valery Graifer*
Don W. Green
Dennis E. Gregg
Alain C. Gringarten
Henry J. Gruy*
Anuj Gupta
Michael L. Haider*
Michel T. Halbouty*
John Hammond*
Willis Heath*
A. Daniel Hill
Ronald L. Hinn
Stephen A. Holditch*
Madelyn Holtzclaw
Roland N. Horne
C. Susan Howes
M. King Hubbert*
William Hurst*
Egbert U. Imomoh
Joseph Jensen*
James R. Jorden
C. Shah Kabir
Medhat M. Kamal
Basil P. Kantzer*
Marvin L. Katz*
Donald L. Katz*
Hossein Kazemi
David R. Keith
Farouk A. Kenawy*
Jitendra Kikani
Roy H. Koerner
Sunil L. Kokal
M. Scott Kraemer*
H. Mark Krause, Jr.*
Henry Krumb*
Fikri J. Kuchuk
Anil Kumar
Mridul Kumar
Larry W. Lake
W. John Lee
John M. Lovejoy*
Mohamad Idris Mansor
Charles S. Matthews*
Edward H. Mayer*
Dean A.McGee*
Robert S. McLemore*
John R. McMillan*
D. Nathan Meehan

Charles V. Millikan*
Stefan Miska
Robert Moore
Daniel Moos
George J. Moridis
Necmettin Mungan
Morris Muskat*
H. Arthur Nedom*
Alexander Neyin
Dean Oliver
Franklin M. Orr Jr.
Giovanni Paccaloni*
Donald W. Peaceman*
Thomas Perkins
Fred H. Poettman*
Gary A. Pope
Michael Prats
Howard C. Pyle*
Rajagopal S. Raghavan
Henry J. Ramey, Jr.*
Carl Reistle, Jr.*
Albert Reynolds
Joseph G. Richardson*
Noel D. Rietman*
James L. Rike*
Kenneth W. Robbins*
Edward E. Runyan
Donald G. Russell*
Fernando Samaniego-Verduzco
Robello Samuel
Hemanta Sarma
George H. Sawyer*
Mukul Sharma
John E. Sherborne*
Gerald Sherrod*
Arlie M. Skov*
Sidney S. Smith, Sr.
Jeffrey B. Spath
Eve Sprunt
T. Don Stacy*
Fred I. Stalkup
Marshall B. Standing*
John R. Suman*
Ganesh C. Thakur
L. Kent Thomas*
Paul D. Torrey*
Joseph E. Warren*
Mary Wheeler
Robert L. Whiting*
G. Paul Willhite
William E. Wrather*
M.R.J. Wyllie*
Jun Yao
Yannis C. Yortsos
Andrew A. Young
Dongxiao Zhang

* Deceased

Nominee Eligibility

Anyone demonstrating exceptional service to SPE or outstanding achievements in the industry.

A nominee is not eligible:

  • If they are on the current SPE Board of Directors or Distinguished Member committee or those who have served in these positions during the past 2 years.

Note: Once awarded, the member is ineligible for nomination for all other society international awards.

To Nominate

  1. Go HERE to the nomination form. Or cut and paste the URL:
  2. Search for and select your candidate. 
  3. Complete all required fields. 
  4. At least 1 letter of support is required. You may request up to 6 
  5. A CV/resume is required. Your candidate will receive an email requesting a CV/resume.  
  6. Submit the nomination before the deadline. Draft nominations will not be judged. 
  7. Submitted nominations will remain active for: 
    • International – 3 years 
    • Regional – 1 year 


According to a resolution passed in November 1941 by the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers Board of Directors, Honorary Membership may be awarded in appreciation of outstanding service to the Institute and its Societies or in recognition of distinguished scientific or engineering achievement.