Curtis Hays Whitson Receives Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal from SPE/AIME

Established in 1936 by AIME as the first major Institute Award to recognize contributions in Petroleum engineering, the Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal is SPE’s major technical award. It recognizes those responsible for developing new technology and concepts and demonstrating distinguished achievement in improving the technique and practice of finding and producing petroleum.

Whitson's contributions in equation-­of-­state (EOS) compositional analysis from 1979 to the present are a major reason for the large growth in compositional reservoir simulation from 1980 to today. He coauthored the excellent SPE Phase Behavior monograph (Volume 20) in 2000 and wrote the PVT Section in the Reservoir Simulation Chapter of the 2007 SPE Petroleum Engineering Handbook. SPE serves more than 97,000 members worldwide, sharing technical knowledge for the benefit of the oil and gas industry.
 
The recipients have been nominated by their colleagues and selected by a committee of peers for achievements in their field. We congratulate Curtis for receiving this prestigious international
award !