Ben H. Caudle

For distinguished contributions as researcher and educator; for publications on sweep efficiency, waterflood performance, and studies on improved recovery techniques that have advanced the understanding of reservoir behavior; and for his zest and enthusiasm for teaching and professional standards that have benefited his students and the petroleum engineering profession.

AIME Honorary Membership in 1987

Ben H. Caudle, Professor and Graduate Advisor in Petroleum Engineering, has been a member of the faculty at the University of Texas since 1963. He is a Principal in Taylor, Phelps & Caudle. Inc., petroleum engineering consultants. Prior to joining the University of Texas faculty, he was a Research Engineer With Atlantic Refining Co. (now Arco) from 1947 to 1961 and served as a Research Engineer with the Texas Petroleum Research Committee from 1961 to 1963. A 1943 graduate of the University of Texas, with a B.S. in Chemistry, he received a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering in 1963, also from the University of Texas.

An active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers for 39 years, Dr. Caudle received the SPE Distinguished Service Award in 1963 and served on the SPE Board from 1965 to 1968. He was named an SPE Distinguished Member in 1983 and received the Society's 1986 Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty. He was the 1978 recipient of the AIME Mineral Industry Education Award. Dr. Caudle has published more than 25 articles on oil recovery, has written an article on oil and gas production for the Encyclopedia Brittanica, and has authored two textbooks on fluid flow and secondary recovery. Since 1964 Dr. Caudle has been a State representative to the Interstate Oil Compact Commission.