by
Emilie Rusch

Crompton wins SPE Management and Information Award

The international award recognizes outstanding achievements in or contributions to the advancement of management and information in the petroleum industry. 
Jim Crompton receiving SPE award

Jim Crompton, a Colorado School of Mines alumnus and adjunct professor, has been honored with the 2019 Management and Information Award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

The international award recognizes outstanding achievements in or contributions to the advancement of management and information in the petroleum industry. 

Specifically, Crompton was honored for “his significant leadership, impactful innovations, and contributions in developing the emergence of the digital petroleum engineer as a career path, and his deep technical understanding of enterprise and management systems.”

Crompton ‘74 MS ‘76 is director of Reflection Data Consulting and an adjunct professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at Mines, where he helped develop the capstone course for the Petroleum Data Analytics minor. 

Before starting his own consulting firm, Crompton had a 37-year career with Chevron in geoscience, IT and upstream positions. He holds a BS in geophysical engineering and MS in geophysics from Mines and an MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University. 

Crompton is the co-author of "The Future Belongs to the Digital Engineer" and "The Digital Journey of the Oil and Gas Industry," and has also co-authored more than 20 papers and talks at SPE Digital Energy and other industry data management, standards and analytics conferences. He has been the recipient of numerous SPE awards and has been an SPE Distinguished Lecturer, member of the Digital Energy Technical Section and Management and Information Advisory Council and Digital Transformation Training workgroup and chair of the Digital Transformation subcommittee. 

Crompton was recognized during SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition on Oct. 1 in Calgary. 

“It is an honor to recognize Jim for his commitment and dedication to the oil and gas industry with the Management and Information Award. 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 him on receiving this prestigious international award from SPE,” said Sami Alnuaim, 2019 SPE President. 

Emilie Rusch

Emilie Rusch

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