During the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in San Antonio, the organization honored its 2017 International Award recipients during the Annual Reception and Banquet. Seven Aramco professionals were among the honorees singled out for their significant technical and professional contributions to the industry and exceptional service and leadership to the society.
Saudi Aramco President and CEO Amin H. Nasser
was awarded SPE’s Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes an individual who has exhibited exceptional devotion of time, effort, thought and action which sets them apart from others.
For his leadership and support of innovation at the highest levels of management, Nasir K. Al-Naimi, Saudi Aramco’s VP of Petroleum Engineering & Development (PE&D)
was recognized with SPE’s Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal for distinguished achievement.
Advancing petroleum engineering in the area of formation evaluation, core analysis, well logging and petrophysics earned Mark A. Proett, Senior Petroleum Engineer, Aramco Services Company
, SPE’s Formation Evaluation Award.
Dr. Anuj Gupta, Petroleum Engineer, Aramco Services Company
, was recognized with SPE’s Distinguished Service Award for his exceptional devotion to the organization and the many hours spent in volunteer service.
For leadership in public and community matters, the petroleum engineering profession or the petroleum industry, SPE awarded Dr. Ali Mohammed Alkhatib, Petroleum Engineer, Saudi Aramco
with its Young Member Outstanding Service Award
Joining the ranks of SPE Distinguished Membership for distinction worthy of special recognition and who have made significant contributions to the organization, Dr. Hui-hai Lui, Petroleum Engineer, Aramco Services Company
and Dr. Nabeel I. Al-Afaleg, Manager, Reservoir Management, Saudi Aramco
were both named Distinguished Members.
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