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Richardson, Texas, USA (26 June 2012) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has named Jeff Spath, vice president of industry affairs for Schlumberger Limited in Houston, as 2014 president. Spath will take office as president-elect of the 100,000-member international organization on 10 October 2012, at the close of SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Spath has a long history of involvement in SPE. His volunteer positions include service as a Technical Editor and Associate Editor on the Editorial Review Committee, the Society’s committee for peer-reviewed journals, during 1992-99. He served as Technical Director for Management and Information on the SPE Board of Directors during 2005-08, and an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 1999-2000. In 2011, he was named an SPE Distinguished Member.
Spath’s prior positions with Schlumberger include president of the Reservoir Management Group and president of Data and Consulting Services. He joined Schlumberger as a well testing field engineer in 1984 and has held various global positions in reservoir engineering, research, and management. He has published extensively in oil and gas literature and holds 14 patents in production and reservoir engineering. Spath earned BS and MS degrees in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and a PhD degree in reservoir engineering from the Mining University of Leoben, Austria.
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