Nomination Procedures for Officers and Directors


Fill out the online nomination form and review the information on supporting documents.

The 2019 nomination cycle is now open. Positions open to nomination are:

  • 2021 President
  • Regional Director, North America
  • Regional Director, Middle East
  • Technical Director, Drilling
  • Technical Director, Production and Facilities


Katie Krug
Senior Board Relations Manager

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Review the qualifications for the Board positions:

Regional Director+
Technical Director+

Time Commitment

About the Board of Directors

SPE is governed by a 24-member Board of Directors composed of member representatives from around the world. Officers and Directors are elected to a three-year term, with approximately one-third of the Board rolling off each year. The 2018 nomination and election cycle marked the start of a 3-year process to transition to a 19-member Board. As part of this transition, the Board established 7 large regions: Africa, Asia and Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East, North America, and Russia and Caspian. Some regions will have more than one representative on the Board. For this year’s nomination process, the North America Regional Director position open to nomination will be a consolidation of three positions with expiring terms (Eastern North America, Mid-Continent North America, and Canadian) and nominations for the position can come from any part of North America, not just those three areas.

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.

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 By-laws provide 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 percent of SPE membership. For additional information, please contact Katie Krug, Senior Board Relations Manager.