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Khalid Aziz

Otto N. Miller Professor in the School of Earth Sciences, Emeritus
Khalid Aziz is the Otto N. Miller Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences and Emeritus Professor of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University. Over the years he has held several positions in industry and academia, including various assignments at Stanford University, including Chair of the Petroleum Engineering Department and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University. He is the founder of the Computer Modelling Group (CMG) and a co-founder of Neotechnology Consultants, both in Calgary, Canada.

Dr. Aziz is a member of the National Academy of Engineers and a distinguished member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is the recipient of numerous industry awards including the SPE’s Honorary Member Award (highest award given by SPE), SPE Ferguson Award, SPE Reservoir Engineering Award, and SPE Lester C. Uren Award. He served as a Director of SPE from 1997 to 2000. He is the author or co-author of over 150 technical papers, two books (Petroleum Reservoir Simulation and Flow of Complex Mixtures in Pipes), one monograph (Gradient Curves for Well Analysis and Design), and contributor to the classic handbook (Theory and Practice of the Testing of Gas Wells).

Dr. Aziz’s technical interests include multiphase and single phase flow in pipes, reservoir simulation, natural gas engineering, non-conventional well modeling and hydrocarbon fluid phase behavior, shale gas and shale oil recovery. He is a frequent consultant to the international oil and gas industry and national oil companies in various countries.


Ph.D., Rice University, Chemical Engineering (1966)
M.Sc., University of Alberta, Petroleum Engineering (1961)
B.Sc., University of Alberta, Petroleum Engineering (1958)
B.S.E, University of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering (1955)