|S.A. Holditch & Associates LLC
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Dr. Stephen A. Holditch joined the faculty at Texas A&M University in 1976 and retired from full time service in January 2013. While on the faculty, he taught both graduate and undergraduate courses and has supervised research in areas involving unconventional gas reservoirs, well completions, well logging and well stimulation, primarily hydraulic fracturing. Dr. Holditch currently works at Texas A&M University, part time, as a TEES Distinguished Research Professor. Dr. Holditch was the Director of the Texas A&M Energy Institute from January 2011-January 2013. From January 2004-January 2012, Dr. Holditch was the Head of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering.
Dr. Holditch started S.A. Holditch & Associates, Inc. in 1977, which was a full service petroleum engineering and geologic consulting company. The company specialized in tight gas reservoirs, coalbed methane and shale gas reservoirs. Schlumberger Ltd. purchased the company in 1997, and Dr. Holditch became a Schlumberger Fellow. As a Fellow, Dr. Holditch was an advisor to the top executives in Schlumberger and represented the company in numerous technical meetings from 1997 to 2004. Dr. Holditch currently serves on the Board of Directors of Gastar Exploration Ltd.
Dr. Holditch was the Society of Petroleum Engineers, International (SPE) President 2002, SPE Vice President-Finance and a member of the Board of Directors for the SPE from 1998-2003. In addition, he served as a Trustee for the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) from 1997-1998.
Dr. Holditch has received numerous awards in recognition of his technical achievements and leadership. In 1995, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). In 1998, Holditch was elected to the Petroleum Engineering Academy of Distinguished Graduates. He was elected as an SPE and AIME Honorary Member in 2006. In 2010, Dr. Holditch was honored as an Outstanding Graduate of the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Holditch was also the 2011 President of the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas. In 2014, Dr. Holditch was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M University.