Ertekin receives SPE/AIME Honorary Membership from SPE

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) recently honored Turgay Ertekin with SPE/AIME Honorary Membership at SPE’s annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. Ertekin is a professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering and head of the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at Penn State.

Honorary Membership is the highest honor that SPE presents to an individual. It is limited to 0.1 percent of the SPE total membership. This elite group represents those individuals who have given outstanding service to SPE and/or who have demonstrated distinguished scientific or engineering achievements in the fields within the technical scope of SPE.

SPE serves more than 110,000 members in 129 countries 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 Turgay for his commitment and dedication to the oil and gas industry with the SPE/AIME Honorary Membership. 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 them on receiving this prestigious international award from SPE,” said Egbert Imomoh, 2013 SPE president.

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a nonprofit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry, and provides services through its publications, events, training courses and online resources at

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Last Updated January 09, 2015