2019 SPE International Awards
As you probably know, 2019 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) was held last week and for the first time in its more than 90-year history this happened in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
During the third day of the event on the agenda was the “Annual Awards Banquet” where SPE’s International and Regional Awards were given. SPE awards recognize members for their technical contributions, professional excellence, and career achievement, service to colleagues, industry leadership, and public service.
This year one of the awards of “Distinguished Membership” went to Mr. Vasile Badiu.
The “Distinguished Member” award recognizes SPE members who achieve distinction deemed worthy of special recognition. This award acknowledges members who have attained eminence in the petroleum industry or the academic community, or who have made significant contributions to SPE.
Mr. Vasile Badiu as a Senior Researcher is a thought leader in numerical reservoir simulation and the integrated geology, geophysics and reservoir simulation workflow using own software and international software technologies.
Now, he is volunteer with SPE and the other professional organizations. As a volunteer with Springer he is an Associate Editor of The Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology. Vasile graduated with a masterb s degree in Mathematics-Mechanics and Computer Science at University of Iasi, and began his career in 1972 as a junior researcher at the Institute for Research and Technology (ICPT) CHmpina. He held numerous management positions during his research career, including the Editor-in-Chief of Romanian Journal of Petroleum at OMV Petrom E&P, from 2008 until 2010. Since 1993, after the two years postgraduate scientific and technical program with Western Atlas Software Houston, Texas, Vasile has been instrumental in introducing and developing Integrated Reservoir Modeling in Romanian Petroleum industry.
After his retiring from ICPT CHmpina in 2010, Vasile has dedicated his entire research activity to volunteering with SPE and the other professional organizations.
Let’s congratulate and thank Mr. Badiu for his outstanding SPE contributions at national and international level.