Prof. John Lee

W. John Lee

Professor and Cullen Distinguished University Chair
5000 Gulf Fwy Bldg 9 Rm 219
Houston, TX 77204-0945
Phone 713-743-4877

John Lee is Professor of Petroleum Engineering and holder of the Cullen Distinguished University Chair at The University of Houston. He served as an Academic Engineering Fellow with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington during 2007-8, and was a principal architect of the new SEC rules for reporting oil and gas reserves.

John holds BS, MS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

He worked for ExxonMobil, specializing in integrated reservoir studies, prior to joining the Texas A&M faculty. He later was Regents Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M. While at A&M, he also served as a consultant with S.A. Holditch & Associates, where he specialized in reservoir engineering aspects of unconventional gas resources. He joined the University of Houston faculty in September 2011.

John is the author of three textbooks published by SPE and has received numerous awards from SPE, including the Lucas Medal, the DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal and Honorary Membership. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.