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SPE Asia Pacific provides opportunities for local SPE members in the region to connect with other members and enhance their technical and professional abilities.

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President's Column

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Terry Palisch

Creating Our Energy Future

In this inaugural podcast episode and transcript, Terry Palisch, who will officially begin his 2024 SPE presidency in October, discussed his views of the challenges facing our industry and SPE members, his outlook for our industry, and what his goals will be during his presidency.

Listen to the podcast or read the transcript.

Journal of Petroleum Technology: Southeast Asia Focus

Southeast Asia promises to be a compelling case study in how oil and gas producers will soon face the realities of scaling up carbon capture and storage projects. Read "What You Should Know About Offshore and Sour Gas CCS: High Cost, Leak Mitigation, and Transportation"

2024 SPE President Terry Palisch Leads Delegation to Beijing To Strengthen Global Energy Collaborations

Terry Palisch, SPE 2024 President & Mr. Hou Qijun, President of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)

In a meaningful display of international collaboration and to share valuable insights into the energy sector's latest developments, Terry Palisch, the 2024 President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), spearheaded a high-profile delegation to Beijing, China.

The delegation included Neil Kavanagh, SPE Board Director for Asia Pacific; Simon Seaton, SPE’s new CEO; SPE senior leadership - Michelle Boyd, Chief Global Events Officer; John Boden, Vice President of Information Services and Membership; Michelle Tan, Director for Asia Pacific, Events, and regional staff, who engaged with key stakeholders and industry leaders during the visit. Learn more about the delegation.

SPE Asia Pacific Executive Dialogue: The Carbon Neutral Journey

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The SPE Asia Pacific Executive Dialogue brought together distinguished senior leaders for a thought-provoking session focused on the crucial theme of “The Carbon Neutral Journey.”

The event, held on Wednesday, 28 June 2023, on the sidelines of Energy Asia in Kuala Lumpur, was an exclusive, by-invitation-only gathering hosted under the guidance of Datuk Adif Zulkifli, Executive Vice President and CEO Upstream of PETRONAS and Chairman of the SPE Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Council. A group of 25 senior industry leaders from 16 organisations and six countries engaged in an open discussion, under Chatham House rules, about the many opportunities and challenges related to achieving carbon neutrality, specifically for the upstream industry. Read more about the event.

Get to Know: Regional Directors with Henricus Herwin

Get to Know: Regional Directors with Henricus Herwin

In this episode of Get To Know, 2023 SPE Asia Pacific Regional Director Henricus Herwin shares his multicultural experiences in new ventures and project and business development projects, as well as his 15-year membership with SPE. We also discuss his various leadership positions in Geoscience and Reservoir Development. Watch on SPE Energy Stream.

First-Ever Student Chapter in Timor-Leste Represents Resilience and Progress

Timor-Leste Student Chapter

Students at the National University of Timor-Lorosa'e (UNTL) and Dili Institute of Technology (DIT) have a promising future ahead of them. They are now members of a global community through the establishment of the first SPE student chapter in their country, Timor-Leste. It is also the first of any SPE member group in the country. Learn more about the new student chapter in Timor-Leste.

Call for Volunteers

SPE is looking for members to volunteer on committees that manage various programs and activities.

Your knowledge, experience, and participation is needed to help ensure the success of these SPE programs. See the full list of opportunities. There are many local, global, and virtual opportunities that need volunteers. Login with your SPE.org credentials, review the opportunities and apply.

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Henricus Herwin
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Asia Pacific

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