Stephen Holditch

Stephen Holditch

Stephen Holditch is currently a retired Professor Emeritus for the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University with a 39-year long career in the oil and gas industry. Prior to retirement, he was the Director of the Texas A&M Energy Institute from 2011-2013 and was the Head of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at A&M from 2004-2012. Prior to his contributions in academia, he formed his own consulting firm, S.A. Holditch and Associates, specializing in tight gas, shale, and coalbed methane projects. Schlumberger purchased the company in 1997, and Holditch was named a Schlumberger Fellow from 1999 to 2004. Stephen served as SPE President from 2001-2003 and a member of the Board of Directors for SPE for several years. Stephen earned his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees all in Petroleum Engineering and all from Texas A&M University. He has received many awards throughout his career, including election into the National Academy of Engineering, SPE and AIME Honorary Memberships, and was recently named a Distinguished Alumnus from A&M in 2014. Stephen is associated with many organizations, including SPE, AAPG, SPWLA, and he is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas. He has also written numerous papers, including one of the first editorial pieces in Elsevier's Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University