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SPE Legends of Hydraulic Fracturing Award Presentation

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Dr. John Lee and Dr. Mohamed Y. Soliman will be recognized as the
2023 SPE Legends of Hydraulic Fracturing Award recipients

Tuesday, 31 January I 0930 - 1000 I Waterway 1-8

Dr. John Lee

Dr. John Lee

Dr. Lee is a professor, at Texas A&M University, where he holds the DVG Endowed Chair in Petroleum Engineering.

With over 50 years of petroleum engineering experience, John brings a wealth of knowledge to the industry.  He has specialized in reservoir engineering aspects of hydraulically fractured wells and integrated reservoir studies, as well as unconventional gas resources development.

Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Lee has taught at Mississippi State University, the University of Houston and Texas A&M University.  He has worked at ExxonMobil, and later as a consultant for S.A. Holditch & Associates.  From 2007-2008, John served as an academic engineering fellow with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission to modernize SEC rules for reporting oil and gas reserves.  

For SPE, Dr. Lee has authored four textbooks and received numerous awards, including the Lucas Medal, the DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal and Honorary Membership recognition.  

Dr. Mohamed Y. Soliman

Dr Mohamed Soliman

Dr. Soliman is the chairman of the Petroleum Engineering Department at the University of Houston.

After earning his PhD, in petroleum engineering, from Stanford University in 1979, Dr. Soliman embarked on a career in both industry and academia.  Throughout his profession, he has focused on various aspects of fracturing, including diagnostic testing, analysis of fracturing data, and numerical simulation of fracture propagation in geothermal and unconventional reservoirs.  More recently Dr. Soliman and his team are investigation the area of plasma stimulation/fracturing as a method of waterless stimulation.

With the unique combination of both industrial and academic experience, Mohamed has authored and co-authored more than 250 technical papers and holds 40 US patents.  He is the first author of "Fracturing Horizontal Wells", published in 2016; and the co-author of "Optimization of Hydraulic Fracture Stages and Sequencing in Unconventional Formations", published in 2018.  Dr. Soliman is a distinguished member of SPE.