H. Arthur Nedom, SPE, died 11 March 2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He was born 19 August 1925. Nedom served in the US Army Infantry in Belgium and Germany during World War II, and was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic conduct in battle. He is a distinguished alumnus of the University of Tulsa, where he earned his BS and MS degrees in petroleum engineering. Following graduation, Nedom worked at Amerada Petroleum Corporation for 20 years, becoming chief engineer and vice president. In the following years he was president of the Indonesian American Petroleum Company and later managing director of Weeks Petroleum, both exploration and production companies. Before retirement, he served as chairman of the board of arbitration for the Prudhoe Bay Unit in Alaska.
Nedom chaired the Offshore Technology Conference in 1972, and served as president of SPE in 1967 and president of AIME in 1977. He received the SPE Distinguished Service Award in 1978, SPE DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal in 1981, and SPE/AIME Honorary Membership, and was twice named an SPE Distinguished Lecturer (1973–74 and 1988–89). Nedom also served as chair and was a co-founder of the American Association of Engineering Societies. He is survived by his wife of 40 years—Patricia (Rankin) Nedom—and his three children.