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George J. Moridis Receives Distinguished Membership from Society of Petroleum Engineers

Moridis-spe-award-2010Richardson, TX (30 September 2010) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) recently honored George J. Moridis with the Distinguished Membership at SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held 20-22 September in Florence, Italy. Moridis is a Deputy Program Lead for Energy Resources at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Established in 1983, the Distinguished Member award recognizes SPE members who achieve distinction deemed worthy of special recognition. Distinguished Membership is limited to 1% of SPE professional members and acknowledges members who have attained eminence in the petroleum industry or the academic community, and/or who have made unusually significant contributions to SPE. Moridis is being recognized for his significant contributions to research into analysis, design, and prediction of gas production from unconventional gas resources including gas hydrates and as developer of the TOUGH+ software for modeling fluid flow and transport in complex geologic media (a member of the TOUGH family of codes developed by a team led by K. Pruess of ESD).

SPE serves more than 92,000 members worldwide, sharing technical knowledge for the benefit of our industry. Each year, SPE presents awards that recognize members whose efforts have advanced petroleum technology, as well as their professional achievements and contributions to the industry and the society.

“These individuals have been nominated by their colleagues and selected by a committee of peers for their outstanding contributions. They represent the pinnacle of achievement in the oil and gas industry. We congratulate George Moridis for receiving this prestigious international award from SPE,” said Behrooz Fattahi, 2010 SPE President.


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