Awards & Scholarships

Morris Muskat

Morris Muskat (SPE)

AIME Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal* in 1953

For his distinguished achievements in the application of mathematical concepts to the science of petroleum engineering, for his contributions to the knowledge of flow of oil and gas in sands, and to the producing patterns of well groupings, and for his efforts in advancing the science of geophysics.

Dr. Morris Muskat received both his B.S. and M.A. degrees in Physics from Ohio State University and he holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the California Institute of Technology. His professional career has been spent with the Gulf Oil Corporation. From 1929 to 1950 he served as a Research Engineer and later Chief of the Physics Division of the Gulf Research and Development Company, and from 1950 to present he was the Technical Coordinator for the Production Department of the Gulf Oil Corporation, Pittsburgh.

He has authored two books and over one hundred technical papers on subjects such as geophysical prospecting, fluid flow through porous media, oil production, lubrication and early "modem" physics. He has fifteen U.S. patents.

Dr. Muskat served as the Vice Chairman of the Petroleum Branch of AIME (now the Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME) in 1953.