SPE Asia-Pacific Advisory Council

The SPE Asia Pacific Advisory Council (“Council”) evolved from the SPE Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd. Board of Directors to become an established council in January 2017. It is a council approved by the Board of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and is represented by a diverse set of executives across the Asia Pacific region and industry value chain. The council provides critical guidance on regionalisation and localisation of SPE activities, regional technical content needs, and supports related initiatives to further SPE’s mission of technology transfer.



Adif Zulkifli
Executive Vice President & CEO, Upstream


Dr Nasir Haji Darman

Chief Technology Officer


SPE Northern Asia Pacific Regional Director (2018 – 2021


Tapas Kumar Sengupta

Ex. Director (Rtd.), Offshore

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC)

SPE South Asia Pacific Regional Director (2017 – 2020)

Maria Sferruzza

President, Asia Pacific

Baker Hughes Company


Jeff Lehrmann

Managing Director

Chevron Asia South Ltd.

David Hendicott


ConocoPhillips Malaysia

Dr. Salis Aprilian


Digital Energy Asia

(2015 – 2017 SPE South Asia and the Pacific Regional Director)

Edward E. Graham

Chairman & President

ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc.

Rao Abdullah

Region Vice President – Asia Pacific

Halliburton EnergyServices (M) Sdn Bhd

Zhiyong Zhao

Vice President, Asia

Hess Exploration and Production Malaysia B.V.


Ignatius Tenny Wibowo

President & General Manager

Ophir Energy, a Medco Energi company

Dharmawan H Samsu

Upstream Director

Chayong Borisuitsawat

Executive Vice President,
Engineering & Development Group

PTT Exploration & Production Public Co. Ltd. (PTTEP)

Ivan Tan

Vice President, Malaysia & Philippines, and Managing Director

Sarawak Shell Berhad & Sabah Shell Petroleum Co. Ltd.


Mohsin Al Hadhrami

Vice President & General Manager - South East Asia


Christophe Malaurie

President Asia Pacific, Subsea & Onshore–Offshore


Javier Rielo 

President & CEO

Total E&P Asia Pacific




17 council members from 16 organisations.