SPE’s 2017 International Awards Honorees Recognized at ATCE

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San Antonio, Texas, USA (28 September 2017) — The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Annual Reception and Banquet will recognize those who have made significant technical and professional contributions to the industry, and those who have contributed exceptional service and leadership to the society. The banquet will take place during the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) on Tuesday, 10 October from 1830–2200 hours at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

“During the toughest of times, our SPE members prove themselves as innovative thinkers, showing remarkable reserve and resilience,” said 2017 SPE President Janeen Judah. “Their work not only helped our industry out of the downturn, but also created a new wave of operational efficiency. They deserve the utmost appreciation and praise. Day in and day out, our members continue to inspire and propel our industry forward. It’s an honor to recognize their successes and contributions within SPE and the industry.”

This year’s program will recognize the following members:

Distinguished Membership

  • Sidqi Abu-khamsin
  • Nabeel Al-afaleg
  • Matthew Balhoff
  • Jose Bashbush
  • John de Wardt
  • Effiom Edet
  • Steve Flew
  • Barrett Hanson
  • Mehdi Matt Honarpour
  • Hui-hai Liu
  • Rustom Mody
  • Nobuo Morita
  • Quoc Nguyen
  • Okurerie Ogedegbe
  • Sara Ortwein
  • Donald Paul
  • Teri Reed
  • Sidhartha Sur
  • Ruud Weijermars
  • Murtaza Ziauddin

Honorary Membership

  • Akhil Datta-Gupta
  • Anil Kumar
  • Robert Moore
  • Alexander Neyin
  • Dean Oliver
  • Sidney S. Smith, Sr.
  • Dongxiao Zhang

In addition, the event will acknowledge the following 2017 SPE award recipients:

Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Amin Nasser

John Franklin Carll Award

  • Mukul Sharma

Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal

  • Karen Schou Pedersen

Lester C. Uren Award

  • Quoc Nguyen

DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal

  • Sameh Macary

Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal

  • Nasir Al-Naimi

Robert Earl McConnell Award

  • Charles Williams

Public Service Award

  • Saka Matemilola

Distinguished Service Award

  • Colin A Black
  • Maria Capello
  • Frederic Jean-Bernard Guinot
  • Anuj Gupta

Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty

  • Ramona Graves

Young Member Outstanding Service Award

  • Mohamed
  • Abd Elrahman
  • Ali Alkhatib
  • Alexey Borisenko
  • Pringle Egbe
  • Augustina Ovuema
  • Babatunde Yusuf

Cedric K. Ferguson Medal

  • Lu Chi
  • Zoya Heidari

Completions Optimization and Technology Award

  • D. V. Satya Gupta

Drilling Engineering Award

  • Eric van Oort

Formation Evaluation Award

  • Mark Proett

Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility Award

  • J. Jack Hinton

Management and Information Award

  • Reidar Bratvold

Production and Operations Award

  • Kenneth Sorbie

Projects, Facilities, and Construction Award

  • Jean-Francois Saint-Marcoux

Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award

  • Tayfun Babadagli

For more information on ATCE 2017, visit www.spe.org/atce.

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