Awards & Scholarships

Henri G. Doll

Henri G. Doll (SPE)

AIME Honorary Membership in

For innovation and corporate leadership, including his work in openhole well logging interpretation techniques that have influenced dramatically the economic discovery of reserves, and for his foresight as manager and executive that has contributed significantly to the evolution of one of the world's largest and most successful oilfield service enterprises.

Henri G. Doll was Chairman of the Board of Schlumberger Well Services for 26 years until he retired in 1967. He now heads his own company, Doll Research, Inc., New York City.

Born in Paris, Mr. Doll was graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and later studied geology and mining engineering at the Mining School. He joined

Schlumberger in 1926 and the following year developed and built the first equipment to survey a drill hole and ran the first log. In 1930, Mr. Doll became the company's Technical Manager. Transferring to Houston in 1940, he led efforts to expand Schlumberger's U.S. operations.

During the war, Mr. Doll directed the development of several types of mine detectors for land and underwater operation, and later received a certificate of appreciation from the War Department for his efforts. After the war, he began expanding Schlumberger's research and engineering facilities. As Manager of Techniques and Director of Research, he contributed most of the basic principles and specifications for logging. He has authored or coauthored 27 papers on logging and interpretation techniques.

In 1966, Mr. Doll received the Gold Medal Award for Achievement from the Society of Professional Well Log Analysis. He received the 1970 Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal and was named a Distinguished Member of SPE in 1983.