James R. Jorden

AIME President in: 
2006

Jim Jorden has worked with Quicksilver Resources, Inc., a technology-driven oil and gas production company, as a consultant in formation evaluation since 1998. Jorden received a BS degree (with honors) in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa in 1957 and joined Shell Oil Co. upon graduation. He held petrophysical engineering positions of increasing responsibility, as well as several management positions prior to retiring from Shell in May 1995. Jorden joined the Society of Petroleum Engineers in 1956. He has held over 30 Society-wide positions on both technical and administrative committees. Jim was elected SPE President in 1984 and SPE Foundation President in 1996-1997. He was a member of the AIME Board of Trustees during 1983-1985 and 2000-2002. Jorden holds two patents, has written several published articles in the petroleum engineering technology field, and is co-author of Well Logging I and Well Logging II, parts of the SPE monograph series. In 1985, he was inducted into the University of Tulsa College of Engineering Hall of Fame. Jim received the Society of Petroleum Engineer's Distinguished Service Award in 1988, DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal in 1991, and AIME/SPE Honorary Membership in 1995. He has served on industry advisory committees for the petroleum engineering departments at both the University of Tulsa and Colorado School of Mines. Following retirement from Shell, Jorden resumed academic studies and earned a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in May 2004.

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