AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY: JOHN P. SPIVEY
Dr. John P. Spivey has more than 25 years’ experience in the petroleum industry, with interests in pressure transient analysis, production data analysis, reservoir engineering, continuing education, and software development. From 1984 to 1990 he worked for SoftSearch, Inc. (later Dwight’s EnergyData) developing petroleum economics and engineering software. In 1990, Dr. Spivey joined S.A. Holditch & Associates (SAH), which was purchased by Schlumberger (SLB) in 1997 and he remained with Schlumberger until 2014, when he left to start his own reservoir engineering consulting company, Phoenix Reservoir Software, LLC.
Since 1992, Dr. Spivey has served as a visiting assistant professor or adjunct assistant professor at Texas A&M University. He is the editor of the SPE Reprint Series Vol. 52, Gas Reservoir Engineering, and Vol. 57, Pressure Transient Testing, and coauthor of SPE Textbook Series Vol. 9, Pressure Transient Testing. He has published numerous papers and articles in industry journals and trade publications. Dr. Spivey has a BS in physics from Abilene Christian University, an MS in physics from the University of Washington, a PhD in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University, and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.