Oral-History:Byron Haynes

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About the Interviewee

Byron Haynes

Byron Haynes, Jr., is currently the Reservoir Engineering Learning Advisor for Shell Global Solutions in Houston, Texas and is responsible for all Reservoir Engineering Training worldwide in Shell. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with BS and MS Degrees in Petroleum Engineering.

He has over 30 years petroleum industry experience in reservoir/production engineering and operations. He has worked on assignments in West Texas, Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico, Colombia, the North Sea, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman.

Byron is a Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is a long standing member of SPE. He currently serves on the SPE Professional Registration Committee, the Ethics and Professionalism Committee and the Editorial Review Committee. For 10 years he has been a technical editor for the SPE Reservoir Engineering and Evaluation Magazine and has been an Associate Editor since 2008.

Byron is a Professional Engineer in Texas and Alaska and an SPE Certified Petroleum Engineer. He previously served as Chairman of the Alaska State Board of Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors. He is now being considered by Governor Greg Abbott to serve as a member of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.

Byron is also a member of the AAPG and the West Texas Geological Society.

About the Interview

Byron Haynes: An interview conducted by Amy Esdorn for the Society of Petroleum Engineers, September 29, 2015.

Interview SPEOH000127 at the Society of Petroleum Engineers History Archive.

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DATE: September 29, 2015
PLACE: Houston, Texas