Oral Histories

Jennifer L. Miskimins

Jennifer L. Miskimins - SPE

Produced by AIME, 2015

Dr. Jennifer L. Miskimins is a Professor and the Department Head in the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines, where she holds the F.H. Mick Merelli/Cimarex Energy Distinguished Department Head Chair. Dr. Miskimins holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering and has split her career between industry and academia with appointments at the Colorado School of Mines, Marathon Oil Company, and Barree & Associates. She has been with the Colorado School of Mines in various capacities since 2002. Dr. Miskimins specializes in well completions, stimulation, hydraulic fracturing, and associated production issues. She is the founder and current Director of the Fracturing, Acidizing, Stimulation Technology (FAST) Consortium and also directs the Center for Earth Materials, Mechanics, and Characterization (CEMMC). Her research interest focus on the optimization of stimulation treatments and the importance of such on associated recovery efficiencies. Dr. Miskimins served as the first Completions Technical Director on the SPE International Board of Directors from 2015-2018. She was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2010-2011 and 2013-2014 on hydraulic fracturing in unconventional reservoirs. In 2014, she was awarded the SPE International Completions Optimization and Technology Award. Dr. Miskimins serves on a variety of conference organizing committees and as a technical editor for various journals. She was the Editor-in-Chief for the recent SPE Monograph update Hydraulic Fracturing: Fundamentals and Advancements. Dr. Miskimins is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado (License #36193).