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RICHARDSON, Texas, U.S.A. (27 June 2011) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has named Egbert Imomoh of Afren as its 2013 president. Imomoh will take office as president-elect on 2 November 2011 at the close of SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Denver, Colorado, USA.
As president, Imomoh will lead SPE’s international Board of Directors, which is the policy-making and governing body of the society. The 27-member Board represents SPE’s geographic and technical diversity. SPE is the largest individual-member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry.
Imomoh is the nonexecutive chairman and a co-founder of Afren. He previously served with Shell from 1968 until 2004, joining the company in Nigeria as a petroleum engineer after basic training in the Netherlands. He worked in Nigeria, the UK, and the Netherlands and rose to the position of deputy managing director of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, a position he held until February 2002 when he retired. He worked with Shell International in London as a senior corporate adviser on Nigeria from 2002 to 2004.
Imomoh has been a member of SPE since 1973 and was a founding member in Nigeria. He was chairman of SPE Nigeria Council in 1986 and was named a Distinguished Member of the society in 1999. He served as the first regional director for Africa on the SPE Board of Directors between 2000 and 2003. He has been chairman of the Board of Trustees, SPE Nigeria Council since 2007. Imomoh holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Birmingham, England.
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE serves more than 97,000 members in 118 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, events, training courses, and online resources at www.spe.org.