Awards & Scholarships

Oscar K. Kimbler

Oscar K. Kimbler (SPE)

AIME Mineral Industry Education Award in 1982

In recognition of his inspiring teaching and painstaking development of courses and laboratories, his productive research in many aspects of petroleum engineering, and his guidance of his students into scholarly writing for the diffusion of new knowledge to the profession.

Dr. Oscar K. Kimbler is Campanile Charities Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Offshore Mining at Louisiana State University. He holds B.E. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, and a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas, was the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant to establish an undergraduate reservoir mechanics laboratory at Louisiana State. This laboratory provides comprehensive facilities for student performed experiments ranging from unsteady-state pressure buildup tests to in-situ combustion.

Currently active in research in both chemical flooding and carbon dioxide injection as enhanced oil recovery techniques. Dr. Kimbler's research interests include all facets of reservoir mechanics as well as enhanced oil recovery processes. His interests in fluid flow in porous media have, at times, led him also into the application of petroleum engineering concepts to such diverse fields as ground water hydrology and wood science.