SPE Technical award

Welltec® fellow Brian Schwanitz receives technical SPE award

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Tuesday honored
Mr. Brian Schwanitz with the SPE Production and Operations Award at ATCE in Dubai, UAE.

Brian Schwanitz has a long career within the Oil and Gas industry. He has been with Welltec® since 2002 covering positions as General Manager USA, VP Marketing, VP Latin America and VP Client Training. Brian has also held the position as Senior Vice President in Middle East and North Africa and for the last few years as Welltec Fellow.

Schwanitz is being recognized for his 36 years of service to SPE, his technical contributions through papers, journals and courses, and his commitment to the education of future industry leaders.

“It is an honor to recognize Brian for his commitment and dedication to the oil and gas industry with the SPE Production and Operations 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 D. Nathan Meehan, 2016 SPE President.

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