Oil & Gas Reserves Committee

The Oil and Gas Reserve Commitee (OGRC) includes SPE members who are degreed engineers and geoscientists with at least 10 years experience in reserves and resources estimation. Additionally, other organizations may provide OGRC observers. These observers serve as liaisons between the OGRC and the respective organization on reserves and resources matters. Observers are typically highly-experienced members of similar technical societies. For more information, see the governance document (pdf).


  • The committee will be responsible for programs dealing with oil and gas reserves and resources matters, including reserves and resources definitions, terms, recommended practices, and standards;
  • The committee will disseminate reserves and resources information to other organizations, agencies, and companies involved in reserves matters, including cooperation with other committees and organizations in development and delivery of relevant training courses;


Bernard Seiller, Chairman
Total SA

Avijit Chakravarty
Chevron ETC

Daniel V.  Diluzio
Shell International Ltd.

John Etherington
PRA International Ltd.

Kenneth Frederick
ExxonMobil Production Co.

Stephen Gardner
BBVA Compass Bancshares

Robert Harrison
Senergy Ltd.

Yang Hua
Research Institute Petroleum Exploration/Development

Paul Johnson
ConocoPhillips Company Exploration and Production


Michael Lasswell
Murphy Oil Corporation

W. John Lee
University of Houston

Enrique Morales
SGS Horizon B.V.

Douglas Peacock
Gaffney, Cline & Associates Ltd

Barbara Pribyl
Santos Petroleum Management

Mark Nieberding
BP America Producing Co.

Aquiles Rattia

Oscar Dario Xochipa-Lopez

Elliott Young
Bhp Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance


Eric Von Lunen
Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Robert P. Garnett
International Accounting Standards Board

D. Ronald Harrell
Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers

Gary Long
U.S. Energy Information Agency Observer


Ken Mallon
American Association of Petroleum Geologists

Anibal R. Martinez
World Petroleum Council

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