Hill named holder of Whiting Chair
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Dr. Dan Hill will join Texas A&M Engineering in August as a professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering and holder of the Robert Whiting Endowed Professorship for Teaching Excellence in Petroleum Engineering. Hill comes to Texas A&M from the University of Texas at Austin, where he taught for 22 years and directed the Improved Well Performance Research Program for the past five years. He previously was an advanced research engineer for Marathon Oil's Denver Research Center in Littleton, Colo. Hill's research program will be in the areas of well stimulation, well completion performance, production logging and multilateral well technology. He is a world-renowned specialist in production logging, multiphase flow in pipes and well stimulation. Author of two textbooks on petroleum production, Hill has taught undergraduate courses in thermodynamics, fluid properties, petroleum engineering design and production engineering, and graduate courses in advanced production engineering, production logging, well stimulation and two-phase flow in pipes. Hill is a prolific writer, with more than 150 publications, technical reports and professional presentations to his credit, including textbooks Production Logging: Theoretical and Interpretive Elements and Petroleum Production Systems. Additionally, he has conducted more than 60 industry short courses and workshops and holds five patents for improved oil recovery through injection processes. A registered professional engineer in Texas, Hill is a Distinguished Member of the Society of Professional Engineers (SPE) and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and of the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts. He was named SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 1988-89 and has held numerous leadership positions in the society. Hill holds a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M, and master's and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, all in chemical engineering.