Ref. No. 11
||Sept. 19, 2001
||Inaugural Oil and Gas Development Partnership Lecture Series to be launched on Sept. 26
Note to editors:
Memorial University is launching a new lecture series related to oil and
gas. The Oil and Gas Development Partnership Lecture Series will hold its
inaugural lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 26. The lecture will be given by Tom
Zimmerman, Technology Centre Manager with Schlumberger Oilfield Services in
Houston, Texas. The lecture -- titled The Role of Technology in Meeting Our
Future Energy Needs -- begins at 7 p.m. in Room EN-2006, located off the
main lobby of the Engineering Building on Memorial's St. John's campus.
Mr. Zimmerman received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
in 1971 at Purdue University. He also holds a Master of Science degree in
Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland. Mr. Zimmerman began
his career in 1971 as a Mechanical Engineer at Harry Diamond Labs,
Department of Army, Washington, D.C. He joined Schlumberger in 1975 and during the past 26 years has held
numerous positions, and is currently the Vice-President and Technology
Center Manager, Sugar Land Product Center.
In November 2000 he received the distinguished honour of Schlumberger
Fellow, a title currently awarded to only seven Schlumberger employees
worldwide. A Schlumberger Fellow is considered to be a leading technical
expert in all Schlumberger industry worldwide, and who is an ultimate
authority on technical issues. Such a person advises at the highest level
on technical strategy and how new technology will impact Schlumberger
Mr. Zimmerman also has a number of other notable affiliations. He is a
member of the Industrial Advisory Board of the American Society of
Mechanical Engineers, member of Schlumberger Distance Learning Board, chair
of Schlumberger SCT Team, a Steering Committee for product development
software, among others.
Mr. Zimmerman's lecture will focus on how new technology can be used to
attain maximum efficiencies in oil and gas extraction and production, as
well as the importance of understanding the whole system and the value of
interaction and collaboration. Presenting technology that is currently
available, Mr. Zimmerman will also give examples of where the oil and gas
industry is heading.
For further information, please contact Ivan Muzychka, manager, Memorial
University News Service, 737-8665.