Editorial Notes

SPE is proud to announce that SPE Journal and SPE Production & Operations are celebrating milestone years with their 25th and 35th volumes, respectively. In the first issues of 2020, SPE J editors recommend “Unlocking the Potential: Understanding the Psychological Factors That Influence Technology Adoption in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry” (SPE-198903-PA), while SPE PO offers an interesting grouping of papers on acid stimulation, among other topics. SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering delves into the subjects of unconventional reservoir development, enhanced oil recovery, and petrophysics with their selection of high-quality peer-reviewed papers.

SPE Journal staff would like to introduce the Executive Editor team for 2020–2021:

Dr. Roberto Aguilera is a professor of petroleum engineering and holds the CNOOC Chair in tight oil and unconventional gas in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary. He is a petroleum engineering graduate from the Universidad de America at Bogota, Colombia, and holds ME and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Aguilera is a member of the SPE Legion of Honor.

Dr. Reza Fassihi is a distinguished advisor with BHP, responsible for subsurface technical assurance on global projects. He has more than 30 years of experience in petroleum research and development, as well as field application of reservoir management best practices. Dr. Fassihi holds a PhD degree in petroleum engineering from Stanford University.

Dr. Luis Ayala is a professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering and holder of the Energi Simulation Chair and Fustos Family Professorship in Energy and Mineral Engineering in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. He holds two engineering degrees (both with summa cum laude honors), one in chemical engineering and another in petroleum engineering from Universidad de Oriente (Venezuela), and MS and PhD degrees in petroleum and natural gas engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.

As part of broader efforts to adopt scholarly publishing best practices and streamline our submission, peer-review, and production processes, author biographies will no longer be required for publication in SPE journal papers. This is a rolling change that initiated in November 2019, so in the coming months, readers will see a mix of papers published with and without biographies until the rollover is complete.

2018 SPE Journal Impact Factor: 3.095