Nomination Procedures for Officers and Directors


The 2016 nomination cycle is now closed. The 2017 cycle will begin in October. Positions open to nomination at that time:

  • 2019 President
  • At-Large Director
  • Technical Director, Management & Information
  • Technical Director, Health, Safety, Security, Environment & Social Responsibility
  • Regional Director, Russia & Caspian
  • Regional Director, South America & Caribbean
  • Regional Director, South Asia
  • Regional Director, South, Central & East Europe
  • Regional Director, Southern Asia Pacific
  • Regional Director, Southwest north America
  • Director for Academia


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 open positions:

Regional Director+
Technical Director+
At-Large Director+


Board Roles and Responsibilities
Time Commitment


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. 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. View the 2016 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.