Nomination Procedures for Officers and Directors

Fill out the online nomination form and submit supporting documents: CV, resume, and letters of support.

Open positions

  • 2017 President
  • Vice President – Finance
  • Technical Director, Production and Operations
  • Technical Director, Reservoir Description and Dynamics
  • Regional Director, Africa
  • Regional Director, Gulf Coast North America
  • Regional Director, Middle East
  • Regional Director, Northern Asia Pacific
  • Regional Director, Rocky Mountain North America
  • Regional Director, Western North America


Katie Krug, Senior Board Relations Manager


Nominees for Regional Director must reside in the region they represent.

Review the qualifications for the open positions:

Regional Director+
Technical Director+
Vice President, Finance+

About the Board of Directors

SPE is governed by a 29-member Board of Directors composed of member representatives from around the world. Each of SPE's geographic regions and technical disciplines are represented by a director. These directors, together with two At-Large directors, a Director for Academia, the President, President-elect, immediate past President, and Vice President – Finance, constitute the SPE Board of Directors.

About the election process

The nominating committee is chaired by the immediate past president and meets in January to make recommendations for the available positions. View the 2015 Nominating Committee Roster.

The recommendation of the Nominating Committee is submitted to the Board of Directors for ratification at its March meeting. Biographical information on approved nominees is provided to the membership via and through an article in the April issue of the Journal of Petroleum Technology.

The SPE Constitution provides for these nominees to stand as elected unless SPE members nominate additional candidates by 1 June. Additional nominations require a petition from at least 1% of SPE membership or, for Regional Director nominees, 1% of the region’s membership (with no more than 75% of the petitioners from any one section). The Constitution also specifies provisions for a ballot election if any qualified petitions are received by 1 June.