Malcom Pitts

Research Faculty, Petroleum Engineering

Malcom PittsDr. Malcolm J. Pitts has served as the President of Surtek, Inc. since 1980. During his tenure, he has designed micellar-polymer, mobility control polymer, alkaline-polymer and alkaline-surfactant-polymer floods for twenty-eight field projects. He served on the Society of Petroleum Engineers Board of Directors from 1995 to 1998 and was named a Distinguished Member in 2000. He is a technical editor for SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering and the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. He is a Certified Professional Chemist and a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists.



  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Georgetown University
  • M.S. Chemistry, Purdue University
  • B.S. Chemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder