Nomination Procedures for Officers and Directors

The 2014 nomination process is now closed.  We are no longer accepting nominations for the 2015 SPE Board of Directors.


Stacey Bruenning, Manager, Board Relations
Tel.: +1.972.952.9451

Positions open are:

  • 2016 President
  • Technical Director, Health, Safety, Security, Environment,
    and Social Responsibility
  • Technical Director, Management and Information
  • Regional Director, Russia and Caspian
  • Regional Director, South America and Caribbean
  • Regional Director, South Asia
  • Regional Director, South, Central and East Europe
  • Regional Director, Southern Asia Pacific
  • Regional Director, Southwest North America
  • Director At-Large


Nominees must reside in the region they represent. Nominations now open through 1 December 2013 for 2016 President and nominations for At-Large, Regional and Technical Directors may be made through 15 December 2013.

Review the qualifications for the open positions:

To Nominate

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

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 regions and board-endorsed technical specialties are represented by a director. These directors, together with two at-large directors, the president, president-elect, immediate past president, and vice president of 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 2014 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.