Awards & Scholarships

Edward E. Runyan (SPE)

AIME DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal in

For untiring societal service, including exemplary leadership as President of SPE and AIME; for contributions to the petroleum engineering profession; and for stewardship of the SPE Foundation and commitment to the goals of the Foundation and the Society.

Edward E. Runyan is President of Runyan Oil Co. in Midland, TX Previously he was president and chairman of Weeks Petroleum Ltd., based in Bermuda. Past affiliations include Bailey, Sipes, Williamson & Runyan Inc.; Elcor Chemical Corp.. Permian Enterprises Inc ; and Standard Oil Co of Ohio.

Mr. Runyan holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, and in 1978 he was named a distinguished alumnus of that university. Mr. Runyan has been active in educational affairs for many years, serving as a member of the Advisory Council to the College of Management of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and as a past member of the Advisory Council, to the College of Engineering of the University of Tulsa.

Active in AIME and the Society of Petroleum Engineers since 1954, Mr. Runyan served on the Boards of both SPE and AIME, was President of SPE in 1975 and 1983 President of AIME. He served as chairman of the SPE Foundation and is a past chairman of the SPE Permian Basin Section In 1983 he received the SPE Distinguished Service Award and was named an SPE Distinguished Member. He be¬ came and Honorary Member of AIME in 1987.