Saudi Aramco CEO Takes Top Industry Honor

Amin Nasser, president and CEO of Saudi Aramco and a member of the company’s board of directors, will receive the SPE Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award this week at the association’s annual awards banquet Tuesday night.

Industry professionals who have made singular contributions to the profession through their leadership, technical excellence, and community contributions will be honored this week at the event. The SPE Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes contributions to SPE and the E&P industry “that exhibit such exceptional devotion of time, effort, thought, and action as to set them apart from other contributions.”

Many of the major awards are named for historic pioneers in the oil and gas industry and are generally regarded as the most prestigious awards in the upstream sector. This year’s winners include:

  • Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal, established in 1936, recognizes achievement in improving the technique and practice of finding and producing petroleum—Karen Schou Pedersen, founder and managing director of Calsep, a company specializing in software and consulting services to the oil industry within PVT simulations for petroleum reservoir fluids.

  • The John Franklin Carll Award recognizes contributions of technical application and professionalism in petroleum development and recovery—Mukul Sharma, professor of petroleum and geosystems engineering at the University of Texas.

  • The DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal recognizes distinguished and outstanding service to SPE, to the professions of engineering and/or geology, and to the petroleum industry—Sameh Macary, senior petroleum engineer at Dragon Oil.

  • The Lester C. Uren Award recognizes distinguished achievement in petroleum engineering by a member younger than 45—Quoc Nguyen, professor of petroleum and geosystems engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and the Foundation CMG industrial research chair in reservoir engineering.

  • The Robert Earll McConnell Award recognizes beneficial service to humanity by engineers through significant contributions that advance a nation’s standard of living or replenish its natural resource base—Charles R. Williams II, executive director of the Center for Offshore Safety.

For a complete list of award winners, click here.

Saudi Aramco CEO Takes Top Industry Honor

08 October 2017


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