Donald L. Paul receives SPE Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal from Society of Petroleum Engineers

EAPS News
Thursday, November 19, 2020

Donald Paul '67, SM '69, PhD '77, now William M. Keck Professor of Energy Resources at the University of Southern California, is recognized for his distinguished achievement in mining administration, including metallurgy and petroleum.

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) recently honored Dr. Donald L. Paul with the SPE Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal at SPE’s Member Monday Awards Session held 26 October. Paul is Exec. Dir., USC Energy Insitute, Prof. of Engineering, and William M. Keck Chair at University of Southern California.

Paul is being recognized for initiating the concept of systematic research in smart oilfield technologies, for establishing a strategic framework of competencies in oilfield physical and cybersecurity, for service as a trusted advisor and mentor to the industry, U. S. government, and academia, and as the CTO of Chevron, discussing the formation of a joint industry-government program with the Department of Homeland Security to secure critical oil and gas systems and infrastructure.

SPE serves more than 164,000 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.

“It is an honor to recognize Donald for his commitment and dedication to the oil and gas industry with the SPE Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal. SPE international award winners were nominated by their colleagues and selected by their peers for their achievement and contributions and it’s my pleasure to congratulate him on receiving this prestigious international award from SPE,” said Shauna Noonan, 2020 SPE President

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