Honorary Consul Prof. ir. Max Peeters (ret.), Emeritus

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Netherlands, Emeritus
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153 S Indiana Way
Golden CO 80401


Tel. 303 216 1705
Mob. 303 829 4579

Max Peeters is currently teaching Petrophysical courses for Petro-Skills.  He is also the Honorary Consul for The Netherlands in Denver, and assistant Park Ranger.  Before that, he was the professor of Borehole Geophysics and Petrophysics at the Colorado School of Mines and holder of the distinguished Baker Hughes Chair from 1998 to 2007.  From 1992 to 1998 he was professor of Petrophysics at the University of Technology in Delft, and Petrophysical Adviser at Shell Research, both in The Netherlands.  Peeters received a MSc in Physics at the Delft University of Technology in 1968, followed by two years lecturing at the Royal Dutch Navy Academy.  In 1970 he joined Shell International, and worked at Petroleum Engineer and Chief Petrophysicist in Australia, England, Brunei, and California.  In 1998 he returned to The Netherlands where he was in charge of Shell's global Formation Evaluation team, and headed a Petroleum Engineering team to develop business opportunities in the former Soviet Union.  Max Peeters founded and directed the Center of Petrophysics at the Colorado School of Mines and is one of the editors of the Petroleum Geoscience and Geophysical Prospecting Journals.  In June 1996, he received the Distinguised Technical Achievement Award from the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts (SPWLA), and in 2003 a Technical Advancement Award from the Colorado School of Mines.  Max Peeters was a visiting professor at Curtin University in Perth, Australia in the fall of 2002, and a distinguished lecturer for the SPWLA in 2002-2003.  He has published over 20 papers on petrophysical subjects, and holds two patents for wireline logging tools.

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