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Dr. Ehlig-Economides is currently professor of petroleum engineering at the University of Houston & the Hugh Roy and Lillian Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair. Dr. Ehlig-Economides worked for Schlumberger for 20 years in a truly global capacity. She has published more than 60 papers and has authored 2 patents, and has lectured or consulted in more than 30 countries. Dr. Ehlig-Economides is internationally recognized for expertise in reservoir engineering, pressure transient analysis, integrated reservoir characterization, complex well design, and production enhancement.

Her professional service includes: Executive Editor of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Formation Evaluation journal 1995-96; SPE Distinguished Lecturer 1997-98; and numerous posts as chairman or member of SPE committees and task forces. She was the Program Chairperson for the 2006 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. She is currently a member of the National Academy of Engineering, recipient of the John Franklin Carll Award, The Anthony F Lucas Medal, and the Lester C Uren Award, and on NRC Board on Energy and Environmental Systems (BEES). In 2018, she was selected as an SPE Honorary Member. In 2023 she was named a Fellow in the National Academy of Inventors.

Christine Ehlig-Economides received a B.A. degree in Math-Science from Rice, an M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University.