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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.


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Datuk Adif Zulkifli

Executive Vice President & CEO, Upstream



Henricus Herwin

Henricus Herwin

Vice President Development & Production

Technical Excellence & Coordination


SPE Asia Pacific Regional Director (2022 – 2025)


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Neil Kavanagh

Chief Scientist

Woodside Energy

SPE South Asia Pacific Regional Director (2021 – 2024)

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Graham Gillies

Vice President APAC

Baker Hughes

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Lisa Rae Bruner


ConocoPhillips Malaysia

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Dr. Salis Aprilian


Digital Energy Asia

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

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Shane A. Harris

President & Chairman

ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc. 

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Jason Jeow

Vice President - Business Development, Asia Pacific


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Zhiyong Zhao

Vice President, Asia

Hess Exploration and Production Malaysia B.V.

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Ignatius Tenny Wibowo

Senior Vice President Offshore Assets

Medco E&P Indonesia

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Khalfan Al Mansoori

President and Country Manager Malaysia

Mubadala Energy

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Dr. Nasir Haji Darman

Chief Technology Officer


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Kanita Sartwattayu

Acting Executive Vice President, Engineering and Development Group

PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited

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Muhammad Zamri Jusoh

Chief Executive Officer

SapuraOMV Upstream

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Lee Meng Keong

Managing Director – 
East Asia


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Dato Ivan Tan

Senior Vice President, Upstream and Country Chairman Malaysia

Shell Malaysia

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Valentina Gabriel 

Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific Business Unit

Technip Energies
Technip Geoproduction (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

17 council members from 16 organisations and 4 countries.