2015 Outstanding Technical Editor Awards


Every year, SPE recognizes members who have made an exceptional effort to ensure the technical excellence of the Society’s peer-reviewed journals. For their contributions, the following individuals are recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Technical Editor Award.

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Vladimir Alvarado, University of Wyoming

Oluropo R. Ayodele, Shell

Steffen Berg, Shell Global Solutions

Peilin Cao, Chevron

Yildiray Cinar, Saudi Aramco

Yannong Dong, Statoil Gulf Services

Ahmed M. El Sheikh, Heriot-Watt University

Jiahang Han, Baker Hughes

Jincong He, Chevron

Russell T. Johns, Pennsylvania State University

Anthony R. Kovscek, Stanford University

Silviu Livescu, Baker Hughes Canada

Kun Ma, Total

Hadi Nasrabadi, Texas A&M University

Changhe Qiao, Pennsylvania State University

Albert C. Reynolds, University of Tulsa

Randall S. Seright, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology

Leslie G. Thompson, Cimarex Energy

Thomas von Schroeter, BP Exploration Operating

Dongmei Wang, University of North Dakota

Shufan Wang, Wood Group Kenny

Shugang Wang, Chevron

Guoyin Zhang, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology



SPE Honors Peer Reviewers of Technical Papers


SPE created the A Peer Apart program to recognize dedicated individuals who have been involved in the peer review of 100 or more papers. Members who commit their time to peer review papers make substantial contributions to the industry’s literature by helping to ensure that the papers published in SPE’s technical journals are the highest quality. Over time, these individuals volunteer hundreds of hours to the Society, making SPE journals a valuable resource for the industry.

This year, nine individuals join the elite group who have reached the milestone of reviewing 100 or more technical papers–bringing the total membership of A Peer Apart to 143 dedicated members.

Frank F. Chang, Saudi Aramco

Shilin Chen, Halliburton Security DBS

Peter J. Clifford, BP Exploration Europe

Niall Fleming, Statoil

Wayne W. Frenier, Consultant

Guohua Gao, Shell

Christopher J. Jablonowski, Shell

Stephen E. Laubach, University of Texas

Silviu Livescu, Baker Hughes Canada