Awards & Scholarships

W. John Lee

W. John Lee (SPE)

AIME Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal* in 2003

For career-long distinguished achievements as an engineer, researcher, educator and author in the areas of reservoir characterization and simulation through well testing and pressure transient analyses.

W.John Lee retired as vice president from SA Holditch & Associates in 1999. He holds the L.F. Peterson Chair in Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, where he served on the faculty since 1977. After receiving BChE, MS, and PhD degrees from Georgia Tech, Dr. Lee worked for the reservoir studies division of Exxon Production Research Company. Later he joined and eventually headed Exxon Company, USA's, major fields study group where he supervised integrated field studies of Exxon's largest domestic reservoirs. In 1975-76, he was chief reservoir engineer for Exxon's Houston District. Dr. Lee is a past member of the Board of Directors of SPE, has been a Distinguished Lecturer, has received the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, and is a Continuing Education Lecturer. He received the John Franklin Carll Award in 1995, the Distinguished Service Award in 1992, and the Reservoir Engineering Award in 1986. He was named a Distinguished Member in 1987. Dr. Lee became an Honorary Member of AIME in 2000 and received AI ME's Mineral Industry Education Award in 2002.