Dr. Larry Lake

W.A. (Monty) Moncrief Centennial Endowed Chair in Petroleum Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

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Dr. Larry Lake

W.A. (Monty) Moncrief Centennial Endowed Chair in Petroleum Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Larry Lake is a professor at the University of Texas where he is a specialist in reservoir engineering and geochemistry. Dr. Lake has written a book on Enhanced Oil Recovery, and has co-authored three other textbooks and more than 100 technical articles and reports. He also has edited the 6-volume Petroleum Engineering Handbook. His work in quantifying the effects of geochemical interactions and flow variability for resource recovery is widely applied by the industry. His reservoir characterization work includes demonstrating that different geological depositional processes produce flow properties that can be statistically described. Dr. Lake’s work has been crucial in developing more efficient methods for recovering oil and gas from reservoirs.

Education: 
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Rice University
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Arizona State
Key Awards: 
W.A. (Tex) Moncrief, Jr. Centennial Endowed Chair in Petroleum Engineering
Shell Distinguished Chair in Petroleum Engineering
SPE Reservoir Engineering Award
SPE Lucas Gold Medal
Hocott Distinguished Centennial Engineering Research Award
SPE Award for Improved Oil Recovery Pioneer
University of Texas Joe J. King Award for professional service
SPE DeGoyer Award for distinguished service
Texas Society of Professional Engineers Dream Team
Society of Petroleum Engineering/Department of Energy Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, IOR Pioneer
Claude and Billie Hocott Award, College of Engineering
SPE Distinguished Service Award
SPE Honorary Member
SPE Distinguished Member
SPE Distinguished Lecturer
Member of the National Academy of Engineering
Professional Experience: 
40+ years industry/academic experience