Larry W. Lake, P.E. - Austin

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Dr. Larry W. Lake became affiliated with Platt, Sparks & Associates in 1995 as an Engineering Advisor and Senior Consulting Engineer. Dr. Lake is the Interim Chair as well as a Professor in the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin. He is recognized for his expertise in reservoir engineering, enhanced oil recovery, reservoir characterization and geochemical modeling. Dr. Lake has been teaching for 27 years, prior to which he worked for the Shell Development Company in Houston, Texas. Dr. Lake is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

Dr. Lake holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. from Rice University. He has authored and co-authored numerous technical articles one of which includes the textbook Enhanced Oil Recovery. In addition, Dr. Lake has conducted industrial and professional society short courses in enhanced oil recovery and reservoir characterization. From 1988 to 1993 Dr. Lake held the Shell Distinguished Chair in petroleum engineering. He now holds the W.A. (Tex) Moncrief, Jr. Centennial Endowed Chair in Petroleum Engineering. Dr. Lake is a 1990 recipient of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Reservoir Engineering Award, the 1996 Lucas Gold Medal from the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the 1999 Hocott Distinguished Centennial Engineering Research Award and was presented with the Society of Petroleum Engineers' Award for Improved Oil Recovery Pioneer at the SPE/DOE's 12th Annual Symposium on Enhanced Oil Recovery. In 1997 Dr. Lake was inducted to the National Academy of Engineers. He was a recent SPE Distinguished Lecturer.

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