Henri Doll

Henri Doll
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Fields of study
Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal


Henri Doll was chairman of Schlumberger and a pioneer in wireline techniques. During his illustrious career, Doll received 70 patents for such advances as the dipmeter, induction and proximity log, and the latero-, micro-, and microlateral logs. He wrote or coauthored more than 30 papers that greatly advanced reserves discovery techniques.

Doll was hired in 1926 by Conrad and Marcel Schlumberger as a research engineer to help design equipment used to apply electrical prospecting techniques to boreholes. A year later, with the help of two colleagues, he recorded the first electrical log in the Pechelbronn field in Alsace, France. In 1940, he became director and in 1841 became chairman of the company. The Schlumberger-Doll Research Center in Connecticut was named in his honor. Doll was a member of SPE and its predecessor organizations for 50 years. He was an SPE Distinguished Member and received the 1970 Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal for his contributions to the industry. He was also a philanthropist and benefactor of many cultural organizations. He died in 1991 at the age or 89.