AADE DRILLING FLUIDS HALL OF FAME

PURPOSE:

  • 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

 

2018 Honorees

Ayers.jpgRobert 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.

beirute.jpgRobert 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

bland.jpgRonald 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.

growcock.jpgFredrick 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.

schmidt.jpgDonald 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.

smith.jpgDwight 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.

 

2016 Honorees

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Claude E Cooke, Jr. - For his many contributions to cementing technology and pioneering development of hydraulic fracturing fluids including the invention of ceramic proppants

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Kelly B. Fox - For his pioneering work on synthetic polymers for brine viscosification and friction reduction in coil tubing and fracturing fluids

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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

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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

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Ronald E. Sweatman - For his significant contribution to the advancement of cementing and other well services through patented technologies and numerous publications

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Mario Zamora - For his pioneering work in hydraulic and rehology, barite sag and software development and his leadership role in the fluids industry

 

2014 Honorees

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Syed A. Ali - For his significant contributions to the advancement of completion fluids technology 

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Thomas S. Carter - For his application of drilling fluids technologies to achieve quality wellbores in critical wells

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James D. Fann (1913-2002) - For his pioneering contributions to the development of equipment for measuring fluid properties

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Erle P. Halliburton (1892-1957) - For his pioneering developments in cementing technology

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John Kelly, Jr. (1924-2013) - For his significant contributions to the technology of oil- based drilling fluids

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Benjamin K. Stroud (1882-1950) - For his pioneering developments of weighting agents for controlling downhole pressures

 

2012 Honorees

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Thomas E Cox - For his contributions to oilfield corrosion control and the safe testing of drilling fluids at the wellsite and in the laboratory 

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Fred E. Dupriest - For his application of drilling fluids technologies to achieve quality wellbores in critical wells

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James L. Lummus - For his significant contributions to drilling fluids technology, lost circulation, and drilling optimization

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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

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Cheryl L. Stark - For her significant contributions to drilling fluids standardization and advancements in environmentally acceptable drilling fluids

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Donald L. Whitfill - For his outstanding contributions to drilling fluids technology, lost circulation, and wellbore stability

 

2010 Honorees

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Max R. Annis - For his contributions to drilling fluids technology, their performace under extreme conditions and their impact of the environment

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Leroy L. Carney - For his research and devlopment of high-performance drilling fluids and fundamental work on complex chemical interactions

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Jack C. Estes - For his accomplishments in optimized drilling,drilling fluids technology and standardization

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Preston L. Moore - For dedication to drilling engineering education and to the drilling man on the rig

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George S. Ormsby (1919-2011) - For his fundamental work on mechanical solids separation, hydraulics, and downhole pressure analyses of drilling fluids

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William A. Rehm - For his contributions to directional-drilling operations and to the understanding of wellbore pressures

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J. George Savins - For his development of the V-G meter and his contributions to the understanding of the rheology of complex fluids

 

2008 Honorees