DRILLING GC
John Thorogood

Profile

Profile

Industry Profile

  • Consultant to a diverse range of Operators and Service Companies
  • Member of Technical Advisory Team for the Center for Deep Earth Exploration, Japan
  • Member of Scientific Advisory Committee for the DrillWell Strategic Research Institute, Norway
  • Member of Harts Meritorious Engineering Award committee
  • Author of more than 60 technical papers and articles
  • Member of SPE Drilling Conference Program Committee


CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOCIETY OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERS

  • Member of SPE Board of Directors with special responsibility for Drilling and Completions 2001-2004.
  • Promoted revision of the Advanced Drilling Engineering Textbook, subsequently published, and facilitated formation of the Well Positioning Technical Section and Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section.
  • Programme Committee for more than 12 conferences, presently member of SPE/IADC Conference programme committee
  • Member of Editorial Review Committee 1988 to present, Review Chairman 2008. Responsible for clearing backlog of 62 technical papers in early 2008
  • Chairman of the Drilling Automation Technical Section 2008-2010.
  • Chairman of SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, Amsterdam, 2001.
  • Instigated revival of SPE Sakhalin Section, 2006
  • Distinguished Lecturer 1989
  • Chairman of SPE Publications Co-ordinating Committee - 1997
  • Chairman of 1998 SPE Annual Technical Meeting Drilling Technology Committee
  • Chairman or committee member of multiple SPE Forum meetings 1992 - 2006
  • Chairman of the Eastern Hemisphere Forum Series Implementation Committee, 1999

 


SPE AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • 2006: Outstanding Technical Editor
  • 2007: A Peer Apart (having reviewed over 200 technical papers)
  • 2008: Exceptional Service to Peer Review (clearing backlog of 62 technical papers)
  • 2009: Drilling Engineering Award, North Sea Region
  • 2009: Aberdeen Section Award, Contributions to SPE and Industry
  • 2011: SPE International Drilling Engineering Award