Thomas A. Blasingame

For his development of technology in production data analysis that is innovative and of practical importance, for his inventive and effective teaching in the university and in the industry, and for his tireless and highly effective service to SPE and the industry.

AIME Honorary Membership in 2015

Thomas A. Blasingame has been a petroleum engineering professor at Texas A&M University since 1991 and is currently the holder of the Robert L. Whiting Professorship. He served as a graduate assistant to the department from 1984 to 1989, and was a research associate there from 1989 to 1990. He has consulted for more than 30 industry clients worldwide, including ExxonMobil, Saudi Aramco, and Repsol. Blasingame has made contributions to research in applied reservoir engineering, including integration of formation evaluation data, core, well log, and reservoir performance data; new material balance methods; correlations for rock and hydrocarbon fluid properties; and analytical solutions for modeling the flow of single and multiphase fluids in porous media. He received SPE Distinguished Membership in 2000, the Distinguished Service Award in 2005, the Lester C. Uren Award in 2006, the Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal in 2012, and the DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal in 2013. He also served as a Distinguished Lecturer during 2005–06. Blasingame is program chair for the 2015 SPE Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition and a member of the SPE Reservoir Description and Dynamics Advisory Committee. He holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering—all from Texas A&M University.