ASME Presents Seven Awards for Achievement in Petroleum-Related Mechanical Engineering

Recognition Program Held at Offshore Technology Conference in Houston

NEW YORK, May 30, 2013 - ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) has presented seven awards recognizing technical achievement and distinguished service in the field of petroleum-related mechanical engineering.

Benton F. Baugh, the president of Baugh Consulting Engineers, Inc., received the 2013 Geoca Mechanical Engineering Achievement Award during a recognition ceremony held recently at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.

The Society also bestowed the 2013 Arthur Lubinski Award recognizing the best technical paper delivered during ASME-sponsored technical sessions at OTC. Three engineers at FMC Technologies - H. Brian Skeels, Kwok Lun Lee and Anand Venkatesh - shared the honors for the paper, Design Guideline Strategies for HPHT Equipment.

Aker Solutions won the 30th Annual Woelfel Best Mechanical Engineering Award (BMEA) for a riser safety system that controls wellbore fluids during oil and gas offshore drilling. Four BMEA Awards of Merit were presented to Baker Hughes, Inc., (two awards), Cam Tech Products, Inc., and Subsea 7.

The 2013 awards program was sponsored by the ASME Petroleum Division, which works in conjunction with the ASME International Petroleum Technology Institute to provide continuing education and other services to engineers and other technical professionals in the oil and gas and related industries. For information, visit

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