On July 6, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) announced 2020 award recipients. Professor Yao Jun was awarded International Honorary Membership, and automatically elected as SPE Distinguished Member.
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Professor Yao Jun is the director of Research Center of Multiphase flow in Porous Media of UPC, who is also the member of academic committee of InterPore China Chapter. He has been engaged in research and teaching in multiphase flow in porous medium, presented theoretical framework for modern seepage mechanics, and formed simulation methodology and multi-scale coupling upgrading method, including molecular scale, microscale, core scale, macro Darcy scale, and fracture-vug scale. He innovated simulation technology for unconventional petroleum reservoir and fracture-vug carbonate reservoir, smart optimization for petroleum production based on machine learning and big data, which promote the theoretical advance and engineering application for fluid flow in porous media.
The list of Honorary Membership and Distinguished Membership are attached as below.
2020 International Award Recipients
Tayfun Babadagli, University of Alberta
Alfred (Dan) Hill, Texas A&M University
Ronald L. Hinn, PetroSkills
D. Nathan Meehan, Baker Hughes
Hemanta Sarma, University of Calgary
Mukul Sharma, The University of Texas At Austin
Jun Yao, China University of Petroleum (East China)
Abdulaziz A. Al-Majed, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
Eissa M. Al-safran. Kuwait University
Luiz C. Amado, BHP Billiton
Subhash C. Ayirala, Saudi Aramco PE&D
Pavel G. Bedrikovetsky, University of Adelaide
Ruben O. Caligari, Instituto Tecnologico De Buenos Aires
George V. Chilingar, University of Southern California
Torsten Clemens, OMV Exploration & Production GmbH
John R. Etherington, PRA Intl. Ltd.
Tore Fjågesund, Schlumberger Norge AS
Fred Florence, Rig Operations LLC
Phaneendra B. Kondapi, University of Houston
Marcelo Laprea-Bigott, Texas A&M University
Shouxiang Mark Ma, Saudi Aramco PE&D
Keith R. MacLeod, Paramount Resources Ltd.
C. Michael Ming, GE Global Research
Evren M. Ozbayoglu, University of Tulsa
Satinder Purewal, Polestar Oil and Gas Ltd.
Chandra S. Rai, University of Oklahoma
Marisela Sanchez-Nagel, OilField Geomechanics LLC
Subhash N. Shah, University of Oklahoma
Ashok K. Singhal, Premier Reservoir Engineering Services Ltd
Junichi Sugiura, Sanvean Technologies
Anatoly B. Zolotukhin, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil & Gas
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