A. Daniel Hill


Department Head

Stephen A. Holditch '69 Department Head Chair in Petroleum Engineering


Office: RICH 507
Phone: 979.845.2244
Email: danhill@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

Dr. Hill has five (5) patents in oil recovery and well injection processes, and is recognized as an industry expert in the areas of production engineering, well completions, well stimulation, production logging, and complex well performance (horizontal and multilateral wells). He has presented lectures and courses and consulted on these topics throughout the world.

Awards & Honors

  • SPE John Franklin Carll Award, 2014
  • Director for Academia, SPE Board of Directors, 2013
  • SPE Gulf Coast Regional Distinguished Achievement Award, 2013
  • SPe Pipeline Award, 2012
  • Holder of the Noble Chair, 2012
  • SPE Production and Operations Award, 2008
  • SPE Distinguished Member, 1999
  • Who’s Who in America, 1998
  • Recipient of B. J. Lancaster Professorship in Petroleum Engineering, 1997-present
  • Recipient of Halliburton Annual Professorship in Petroleum Engineering, 1995-97
  • Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America, 1992
  • Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1990
  • Who’s Who Among Rising Young Americans, 1990
  • Petroleum Engineering Department Teaching Award, 1988
  • Society of Petroleum Engineering Distinguished Lecturer, 1988-89


  • PhD, Ch.E., The University of Texas, Austin, Texas 1978
  • MS, Ch.E., The University of Texas, Austin, Texas 1976
  • BS, Ch.E., Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 1974

Selected Publications

Hill, A.D. Production Logging: Theoretical and Interpretive Elements. SPE monograph.

Economides, M.J., Hill, A.D., Ehlig-Economides, C., and Zhu, D. 2013. Petroleum Production Systems, 1st and 2nd editions, Pearson Education, Inc. Westford, Massachusetts. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-703158-0

Hill, A.D., Zhu, D., and Economides, M.J. 2008. Multilateral Wells. Society of Petroleum Engineers