Thomas A. Blasingame (SPE)
AIME DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal in 2013
Thomas A. Blasingame is the holder of the Robert L. Whiting Professorship in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. His teaching and research focus is on petrophysics, reservoir engineering, analysis/interpretation of well performance, and technical mathematics. He has made numerous contributions to the petroleum literature in well test analysis, analysis of production data, reservoir management, evaluation of low-/ultralow-permeability reservoirs, and general reservoir engineering (e.g., hydrocarbon phase behavior, natural gas engineering, inflow performance relations, material balance methods, and field studies). Blasingame has graduated 51 MS (thesis), 30 MEng (report, non-thesis), and 10 PhD students, and has performed several major field studies involving geology, petrophysics, and engineering tasks. From 1997 to 2003, he also served as assistant department head (Graduate Programs) for the Texas A&M Department of Petroleum Engineering and has been recognized with several teaching and service awards from Texas A&M.
Blasingame is a member of the Society for Exploration Geophysicists and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He became an SPE Distinguished Member in 2000; received the 2005 SPE Distinguished Service Award, the 2006 Lester C. Uren Award, and the 2012 Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal; and served as an SPE DL during 2005–06. He has prepared over 120 technical articles and chaired numerous technical committees and technical meetings. He earned BS, MS, and PhD degrees at Texas A&M University—all in petroleum engineering.