Richard Bateman

Bateman Named Honorary Member of SPWLA

Richard Bateman, an associate professor of practice in the Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering, has been unanimously elected an Honorary Member of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA). Only five individuals have received this honor, and the last honorary member was elected in 1985.

SPWLA is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the advancement of the science of petrophysics and formation evaluation, through well logging and other formation evaluation techniques and to the application of these techniques to the exploitation of gas, oil and other minerals. Founded in 1959, SPWLA provides information services to scientists in the petroleum and mineral industries, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening petrophysical education, and strives to increase the awareness of the role petrophysics has in the Oil and Gas Industry and the scientific community.