Eberly Family Chair and Director, Petroleum and Geological Engineering, University of Oklahoma
Ph.D., Mining Engineering, University of Leoben, Austria
M.Sc., Petroleum Engineering, University of Oklahoma
B.Sc., Petroleum Science, Marietta College
Only current member of OU Engineering faculty in the National Academy of Engineering.
Co-authored Applied Drilling Engineering, published in 1986 and still considered the principal drilling textbook in use today.
Most recent publication: "Virtual Experience Simulation for Drilling The Concept," Annual SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, Amsterdam, Holland (with T. Gabler).
Holds five patents.
Internationally known consultant in strategic planning.
Research consultant, Amoco Production Research, Tulsa, 1991-1994.
Board of Directors, Rig Design Services LTD and RDS-Naftagas LTD, 1995-1997.
Director, University of Leoben, Austria, Department of Drilling, Petroleum Production and Economics, 1994-1998.
Current JPT Special Columnist SPE Distinguished Lecturer Emeritus.
Received first SPE Drilling Engineering Award.
Distinguished SPE member.
Professional experience includes work in Australia, Canada, the Middle East, United Kingdom, North Sea, Norwegian North Sea, Netherlands, South America, and throughout the United States.