Bell Prize Committee Report
"The amount of money at stake is staggering. For example, you can
typically expect to recover 10 percent of a field's oil. If you can improve
your production schedule to get just 1 percent more oil, you will increase
your yield by $400 million (at $20 per barrel in a 20-billion-barrel field). "
MOBIL (oil company)
"He has made a significant accomplishment in a computer science sense. . . .
During the time saved, we could do more engineering studies on other oil fields,
which saves both time and money."
The Chronicle of Higher Education
"Philip Emeagwali, who took on an enormously
difficult problem and, like most students working on Ph.D.
dissertations, solved it alone, has won computation't top prize,
captured in the past only by seasoned research teams.... If his program can squeeze out a few more percentage points, it will help
decrease U.S. reliance on foreign oil."
Detroit Free Press
"[Petroleum reservoir simulators] are like space-age divining rods,
and they'll operate much more swiftly and accurately as a result of
Emeagwali's work. . . . Emeagwali puts math to work in real
UPSTREAM, oil & gas industry publication
"The unorthodox innovator has pushed back the boundaries of
- Nature's own numbers man
- Making strides in a parallel universe
- Inspirations from hard history
- Interview of Emeagwali on his discoveries
that improved oil exploration
- AFRICAN AMERICAN INVENTORS III, by Susan K. Henderson
- HISTORY OF THE INTERNET: A Chronology, 1843 to Present
(Explains Emeagwali's contributions to the Internet and
DOWN MEMORY LANE
10 Years Ago
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1989 Gordon Bell Prize Committee Report
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