Nomination Procedures for Officers and Directors

The 2017 nomination cycle is now closed. The 2018 cycle will open in October 2017. Positions open to nomination at that time will be:

  • 2020 President
  • Vice President, Finance
  • 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
  • Technical Director, Completions
  • Technical Director, Reservoir Description & Dynamics


Katie Krug
Senior Board Relations Manager

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

Review the qualifications for the Board positions:

Vice President-Finance+
Regional Director+
Technical Director+
At-Large Director+


Board Roles and Responsibilities
Time Commitment


About the Board of Directors

SPE is governed by a 28-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. Officers and Directors are elected to a three-year term, with approximately one-third of the Board rolling off each year.

Recent 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.

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.