SPE establishes new Completions Optimization and Technology Award

The SPE Honors and Awards Program recognizes significant technical and professional contributions to the worldwide oil and gas industry. To address overlapping technical categories within the Production & Operations Award and Drilling & Completions Award disciplines, the SPE Technical Directors recommended a new Completions Optimization and Technology Award. The Drilling and Completions Award will change to the Drilling Engineering Award because completions will fall under the new award. The Completions Optimization and Technology Award will encompass the following technical disciplines:

  • Tubing and Casing Design
  • Completion equipment
  • Formation Isolation
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Sand Control
  • Acidizing
  • Completions Monitoring and Optimization
  • Completions Evaluation: includes Logging, Imaging, and Wellbore seismic
  • Fundamental Research in Completions

This Completions Optimization and Technology Award will be presented at the Regional and International levels. Also, in aligning the Regional and International awards, the Technical Directors added the Formation Evaluation Award to the Regional technical awards. Nominations for these awards will be accepted beginning in the 2009 award cycle. Contact awards@spe.org with any questions about the SPE Honors and Awards program.