Dean Oliver

Uni Centre for Integrated Petroleum Research

Dean Oliver is a principal researcher at the Uni Centre for Integrated Petroleum Research in Bergen, Norway. He was previously director of the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma and has also been a faculty member in the petroleum engineering department at the University of Tulsa. Before joining academia, Oliver worked for 17 years in the petroleum industry (for Chevron). He has written more than 70 peer-reviewed journal papers and is the coauthor of a book on history matching. Oliver was executive editor of SPE Journal from 2005 to 2009 and is currently editor-in-chief for SPE’s peer-reviewed journals. He received the 2004 SPE Reservoir Description and Dynamics award, the 2008 SPE Distinguished Member Award, and the 2010 SPE Distinguished Service Award.