AADE DRILLING FLUIDS HALL OF FAME
To recognize key individuals who have contributed to advancing our understanding and knowledge of drilling, completion, cementing, and fracturing fluids
To share their accomplishments with the industry in order that they not be forgotten
- To elevate our image as an important part of the oil and gas industry by highlighting contributions of our distinguished men and women
Robert C. Ayers, Jr - For his leadership and individual efforts that helped the industry avoid NPDES Permit regulations banning the discharge of water-based drilling fluids.
Robert M. Beirute - For his notable contributions to cementing technology, including research on job design and execution, failure analysis, QA/QC, testing standards and advanced seminars
Ronald G. Bland - For his development of high-performance drilling fluids for use in extreme environments and collaborative laboratory studies on the impact of drilling fluids on PDC bit performance.
Fredrick B. Growcock - For his significant contributions to the characterization and development of drilling and fracturing fluids, including novel formulations, test methods, and cuttings processing technology.
Donald D. Schmidt - For his active promotion of drilling fluids as a science, use of lab technologies to monitor and understand drilling fluid behavior and distinguished API leadership.
Dwight K. Smith - For his dedication to the advancement of cementing technology and his landmark books on cementing, well plugging and abandonment, and the Halliburton story.
Claude E Cooke, Jr. - For his many contributions to cementing technology and pioneering development of hydraulic fracturing fluids including the invention of ceramic proppants
Kelly B. Fox - For his pioneering work on synthetic polymers for brine viscosification and friction reduction in coil tubing and fracturing fluids
Arvind D. Patel - For his extensive research into shale inhibition, pioneering use of amines in clay control along with innovations in reversible invert imulsion drilling fluids
Stephen C. Polnaszek - For his field application of water-based environmentally friendly drilling fluids encompassing shale stability, horizontal and HTHP application and admirable leadership of APi committee SC13
Ronald E. Sweatman - For his significant contribution to the advancement of cementing and other well services through patented technologies and numerous publications
Mario Zamora - For his pioneering work in hydraulic and rehology, barite sag and software development and his leadership role in the fluids industry
Syed A. Ali - For his significant contributions to the advancement of completion fluids technology
Thomas S. Carter - For his application of drilling fluids technologies to achieve quality wellbores in critical wells
James D. Fann (1913-2002) - For his pioneering contributions to the development of equipment for measuring fluid properties
Erle P. Halliburton (1892-1957) - For his pioneering developments in cementing technology
John Kelly, Jr. (1924-2013) - For his significant contributions to the technology of oil- based drilling fluids
Benjamin K. Stroud (1882-1950) - For his pioneering developments of weighting agents for controlling downhole pressures
Thomas E Cox - For his contributions to oilfield corrosion control and the safe testing of drilling fluids at the wellsite and in the laboratory
Fred E. Dupriest - For his application of drilling fluids technologies to achieve quality wellbores in critical wells
James L. Lummus - For his significant contributions to drilling fluids technology, lost circulation, and drilling optimization
Warren C. McMordie, Jr. - For his pioneering work to improve the industry’s understanding of temperature and pressure effects on the density and viscosity of drilling fluids
Cheryl L. Stark - For her significant contributions to drilling fluids standardization and advancements in environmentally acceptable drilling fluids
Donald L. Whitfill - For his outstanding contributions to drilling fluids technology, lost circulation, and wellbore stability
Max R. Annis - For his contributions to drilling fluids technology, their performace under extreme conditions and their impact of the environment
Leroy L. Carney - For his research and devlopment of high-performance drilling fluids and fundamental work on complex chemical interactions
Jack C. Estes - For his accomplishments in optimized drilling,drilling fluids technology and standardization
Preston L. Moore - For dedication to drilling engineering education and to the drilling man on the rig
George S. Ormsby (1919-2011) - For his fundamental work on mechanical solids separation, hydraulics, and downhole pressure analyses of drilling fluids
William A. Rehm - For his contributions to directional-drilling operations and to the understanding of wellbore pressures
J. George Savins - For his development of the V-G meter and his contributions to the understanding of the rheology of complex fluids