George E. King is a registered professional engineer in multiple states with 42 years industry experience with most aspects of completion, well construction and well failure analysis. His work has focused on unconventional formations, sand control, perforating, fracturing, and well construction risk analysis. He holds degrees in Chemistry from Oklahoma State University, as well as Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa, where he also taught completions and workovers for 11 years at night as an adjunct professor. He has written 68 technical papers and was awarded the 2004 SPE Production Operations Award and the 2012 Engineer of the Year award from the Houston Region of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. He is Apache Corporation’s Distinguished Engineering Advisor.