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.

Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award

The Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award recognizes outstanding achievements in or contributions to the advancement of petroleum engineering in the area of reservoir description and dynamics. This award was formerly known as the Reservoir Engineering Award.

2020 - Oliver Mullins
2019 - William D. McCain Jr.
2018 - Mustafa Onur
2017 - Tayfun Babadagli
2016 - Russell T. Johns
2015 - Long Nghiem
2014 – Faruk Civan
2013 – John Killough
2012 – Robert A. Wattenbarger
2011 – Michael J. King
2010 – C. Shah Kabir
2009 – Ram G. Agarwal
2008 – Ali H. Dogru
2007 – Fernando Rodriguez de la Garza
2006 – Louis Mattar
2005 – Ganesh C. Thakur
2004 – Dean S. Oliver
2003 – Albert C. Reynolds
2002 – Louis J. Durlofsky
2001 – Dennis Beliveau
2000 – Abbas Firoozabadi
1999 – William M. Cobb
1998 – Rafi Al-Hussainy
1997 – Anil Kumar
1996 – Gian Luigi Chierici
1995 – Laurence P. Dake
1994 – Fikri Kuchuk
1993 – L. Kent Thomas
1992 – Robert D. Carter
1991 – Gary A. Pope
1990 – Larry W. Lake
1989 – Michael J. Fetkovich
1988 – Rajagopal Raghavan
1987 – Khalid Aziz
1986 – W. John Lee
1985 – Donald W. Peaceman
1984 – Henry J. Welge

 

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, Reservoir Description and Dynamics 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.