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Sorbie, Prof. Kenneth Stuart free

Sorbie, Prof. Kenneth Stuart free


Born Prestwick 15 Jan. 1950; s of late Kenneth Sorbie and of Lucy (née Ferguson); m 1976, Prof. Sheila Riddell; two d

Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, since 1992


Strathclyde Univ. (BSc 1st cl. Hons, 1972); Sussex Univ. (DPhil 1975)


Res. Fellow, Cambridge Univ., 1975–76; teaching and lecturing, 1976–80; Group leader, oil res. and enhanced oil recovery, AEE Winfrith, 1980–88; Lectr, 1988–90, Reader, 1990–92, Heriot-Watt Univ. Vis. Prof., China Univ. of Petroleum, Qingdao, 2010. Mem., Soc. of Petroleum Engrs, 1985. FRSE 2001. Tech. Achievement Award, Soc. of Core Analysts, 2004; Improved Oil Recovery Pioneer Award, Soc. Petroleum Engrs, 2008; Lifetime Achievement Award, RSC, 2013; Prodn and Ops Award, Soc. Petroleum Engrs, 2017


Polymer Improved Oil Recovery, 1991; over 450 technical papers on petroleum-related research


collecting and listening to classical, rock and contemporary music, reading, science, politics, long-distance walking


Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS

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