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SPE Honors 2020 International Award Recipients During Annual Meeting

Each year during its Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE), SPE honors members whose outstanding contributions to SPE and the petroleum industry merit special distinction. Recipients of the 2020 International Awards will be recognized during the 2020 ATCE in October.

Honorary Membership

Honorary Membership is the highest honor SPE confers upon an individual. It is limited to 0.1% of SPE’s total membership and is conferred on individuals for outstanding service to SPE or in recognition of distinguished scientific or engineering achievement in fields encompassed in SPE’s technical scope.

Tayfun Babadagli is a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department in the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Alberta, where he holds an NSERC-Industrial Research Chair in Unconventional Oil Recovery. He previously served on the faculty at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, and at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.

Babadagli was an executive editor for SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering. He received Outstanding Technical Editor Awards and an Outstanding Service Award as associate editor for SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering Journal. He is currently a member of the JPT Editorial Committee and has served on numerous other SPE educational and research-related committees as well as conference/workshop/forum programming and organizing committees. Babadagli received SPE’s A Peer Apart Award and was named an SPE Distinguished Member and Distinguished Lecturer. He is also the recipient of the SPE International Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award. Babadagli holds one patent and has authored three book chapters and more than 470 technical papers, of which more than 250 appeared in referred journals.

Babadagli holds BS and MS degrees from Istanbul Technical University and MS and PhD degrees from the University of Southern California, all in petroleum engineering.

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SPE Honors 2020 International Award Recipients During Annual Meeting

01 September 2020

Volume: 72 | Issue: 9

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