Nomination Deadlines 

International Awards
15 February 2020

Regional Awards
1 March 2020

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2020 Awards

View the full list of 2020 Award Recipients.

Production and Operations Award

The Production and Operations Award of the Society of Petroleum Engineers recognizes outstanding achievement or contributions to the advancement of petroleum engineering in the area of production and operations technology.

2020 - Hong-quan Zhang
2019 - Elisio F. Caetano
2018 - Jennifer Julian
2017 - Kenneth Sorbie
2016 - Brian J. Schwanitz
2015 – Luigi Saputelli
2014 – Robert Sutton
2013 – Francisco J. Alhanati
2012 – John C. Patterson
2011 – A. Rashid Hasan
2010 – Cem Sarica
2009 – Hisham A. Nasr-El-Din
2008 – A. Dan Hill
2007 – Ali Ghalambor
2006 – Syed A. Ali
2005 – Ahmed Abou-Sayed
2004 – George E. King
2003 – Ovadia Shoham
2002 – Jeffrey A. Jones
2001 – Sam G. Gibbs
2000 – Hemanta Mukherjee
1999 – Robert D. Sydansk
1998 – Kenneth E. Arnold
1997 – Michael J. Economides
1996 – James F. Lea
1995 – Maston L. Powers
1994 – James P. Brill
1993 – A.B. Waters
1992 – Dwight K. Smith
1991 – Robert C. Smith
1990 – J.L. Rike
1989 – Harry O. McLeod Jr.
1988 – Joe D. Clegg
1987 – L. Douglas Patton
1986 – A. Buford Neely
1985 – Robert H. Gault
1984 – Fred W. Gipson

 

Nominee Eligibility

Must be a living member of SPE or a group, the lead of which is an SPE member.

A nominee is not eligible:

  • If they have received the John Franklin Carll Award, Lester C. Uren Award, DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal, or Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal.
  • If they are on the current SPE Board of Directors, Production and Operations award committee or those who have 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.

 

About the technical discipline

The technical discipline includes:

  • production and injection systems
  • production enhancement
  • artificial lift systems
  • production performance evaluation
  • special technology applications
  • oilfield chemistry
  • multiphase flow in wells
  • production management
  • well life-cycle management and intervention.