Slonneger Award

The Slonneger Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Southwestern Petroleum Short Course Association, Inc., and is named for its first recipient, J.C. Slonneger, in honor of his pioneering work in sucker rod pumping systems. The J.C. Slonneger Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to petroleum production technology and its application to solving petroleum production problems in Artificial Lift, Operations, and/or Completions.

  • 1960 - Mr. J.C. Slonneger
  • 1962 - Mr. C.J. Coberly
  • 1964 - Mr. Joseph Zaba
  • 1966 - Mr. Leon N. Fagg
  • 1966 - Mr. Douglas O. Johnson
  • 1968 - Mr. D.V. Carter
  • 1969 - Mr. Carl Ernest Reistle, Jr.
  • 1970 - Mr. Herrell L. Bilhartz
  • 1971 - Prof. W.L. Ducker
  • 1972 - Mr. George C. Howard
  • 1972 - Mr. C.R. Fast
  • 1972 - Dr. M.B. Standing
  • 1973 - Mr. R.D. Schropp
  • 1974 - Mr. M.H. Halderson
  • 1976 - Prof. Philip Johnson
  • 1978 - Mr. Lloyd Edwin Elkins
  • 1980 - Mr. I.W. Hynd
  • 1981 - Prof. Robert H. Gault
  • 1984 - Mr. Joe Chastain
  • 1984 - Dr. Herald W. Winkler
  • 1985 - Mr. Fred Gipson
  • 1985 - Mr. Howard Swaim
  • 1986 - Prof. Duane A. Crawford
  • 1987 - Dr. Sam Gibbs
  • 1988 - Mr. John E. (Chick) Smith
  • 1989 - Mr. Joe P. Byrd
  • 1989 - Mr. Joe D. Clegg
  • 1990 - Mr. Troy Scott Hickman
  • 1990 - Dr. James F. Lea
  • 1991 - Dr. James W. Jennings
  • 1994 - Mr. James N. McCoy
  • 1995 - Mr. David L. Divine
  • 1996 - Dr. A.L. Podio
  • 1997 - Mr. Kenneth B. Nolen
  • 1998 - Mr. John C. Patterson
  • 1998 - Mr. James C. Curfew
  • 2000 - Mr. O. Lynn Rowlan
  • 2001 - Mr. G. Wayne Westerman
  • 2002 - Mr. Cecil L. Hunt, Jr.
  • 2003 - Mr. Kermit Brown
  • 2004 - Mr. Brown Lyle Wilson
  • 2005 - Mr. Benny J. Williams
  • 2006 - Mr. Thomas J. VanAkkeren
  • 2007 - Mr. Norman W. Hein, Jr.
  • 2009 - Mr. Fount E. McKee
  • 2010 - Mr. Mark Mahoney
  • 2011 - Mr. Fred Morrow
  • 2012 - Mr. Cleon Dunham
  • 2013 - Mr. Mike Brock
  • 2014 - Mr. Russell Stevens
  • 2015 - Mr. Fred Newman
  • 2016 - Mr. Ralph J. Harding,III
  • 2017 - Mr. Steve Metcalf
  • 2018 - Mr. Daniel Phillips
  • 2019 - Mr. Steven H. Gault