Blasingame to receive SPE Lucas Medal

Dr. Thomas A. Blasingame, professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering Blasingameand holder of the Robert L. Whiting Professorship, has been selected to receive the Anthony F. Lucas Technical Leadership Gold Medal from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). 

The Lucas Medal is the highest award the society gives for technical achievements in petroleum engineering. Blasingame, who is also a professor in the Department of Geology, is the fourth Texas A&M petroleum engineering faculty member to receive the award in the past decade.

Blasingame joined the Texas A&M faculty in 1991. Hired to capitalize on his expertise in applied reservoir engineering, Blasingame has established a productive and well-funded research program. Blasingame integrates his skills as a reservoir engineer, fluid dynamicist, pressure transient analyst and mathematician in the increasingly complex domain of well test analysis. He has consulted in gas reservoir management, well testing short courses, well test analysis and interpretation, programs for reservoir description and reservoir management, and software development for petroleum engineering applications.

Blasingame was the 1996 chairman of the SPE Education and Professionalism Committee and has served on several other SPE committees. He is actively involved in the American Society for Engineering Education and has chaired the department's Austin Chalk Symposium, a one-day conference for operators, service companies, and consultants working in the Austin Chalk. He has participated on several departmental committees and currently serves on the Dwight Look College of Engineering Faculty Advisory Committee.

He earned bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. degrees in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M.