• Professor of Engineering Practice, Petroleum Engineering
Fred Dupriest

Educational Background

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University - 1977

Research Interests

    • Drilling performance workflows
    • Drilling mechanics theory and practices
    • Lost circulation theory and practices
    • Stuck pipe avoidance
    • Borehole quality management practices
    • Advanced well control practices

Industry Experience

  • • Retired Chief Drilling Engineer, ExxonMobil

Certifications & Memberships

  • Distinguished Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2016

Awards & Honors

  • Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty, Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast North America Region - 2019
  • Tony Krepp Memorial Award for Excellence, K&M Technology Group - 2015
  • Instructional Faculty Teaching Award, Texas A&M University College of Engineering - 2014
  • Drilling Engineering Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2013
  • Drilling Fluids Hall of Fame, American Association of Drilling Engineers - 2012

Selected Publications

  • Duffadar, R.D. Dupriest, F.E., Zeilinger, S.C. 2013. Practical Guide to Lost Returns Treatment Selection Based on a Holistic Model of the State of the Near Wellbore Stresses. Paper SPE 163481 presented at the 2013 SPE / IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5-7 March.