Awards & Scholarships

Henry J. Welge

Henry J. Welge (SPE)

AIME Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal* in

"For more than 40 years of distinguished work in all aspects of modern petroleum engineering; and for pioneering contributions in the field of immiscible displacement in porous media.''

Henry J. Welge is a retired consultant. For almost 30 years, Dr. Welge worked for Jersey Production Research Co., The Carter Oil Co., and Exxon Production Research Co. in various petroleum reservoir engineering positions. He retired from Exxon as a Senior Research Chemist in 1972 and did consulting work for H. J. Gruy & Associates for ten years. He began his career as Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M University. Dr. Welge earned a B.S. from the University of Illinois and an M.S. and Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology. He holds six U.S. patents and has published many articles in industry publications. He was a member of the 1952-54 SPE Transactions Committee. Dr. Welge was recipient of the 1984 SPE Reservoir Engineering Award and is a Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.