Khalid Aziz

For exceptional contributions in advancing understanding in the fields of reservoir simulation, multiphase flow, natural gas engineering, and hydrocarbon phase behavior, and for his commitment and dedication to the education and development of young engineers.

AIME Honorary Membership in 1996

Khalid Aziz is the Otto N. Miller Professor of Earth Sciences and a professor of petroleum engineering at Stanford University. He has also served as chair of the Petroleum Engineering Department and as associate dean for research in the School of Earth Sciences.

He obtained a B.S. in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan in 1955 and both his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in petroleum engineering from the University of Alberta in 1958 and 1961, respectively. He earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Rice University in 1966. Before moving to Stanford in 1982, he was a professor of chemical and petroleum engineering at the University of Calgary and the manager of the Computer Modelling Group-a not-for-profit corporation that he founded. He has also held several other academic and industrial positions, including serving as chief engineer for the Karachi Gas Company in Pakistan. He has authored or coauthored more than 170 papers, two books, and one monograph. 

Aziz has been active in the SPE for more than 25 years. He has received several awards, including the Distinguished Petroleum Engineering Faculty and Distinguish Member Awards of SPE.