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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 Upstream Business Development


SPE Asia Pacific Regional Director (2022 – 2025)


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Neil Kavanagh

Chief Scientist, Technology

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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Dinesh Gerard Sivasamboo

President & Chairman

ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Malaysia Inc.

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Martin White

Region Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific

Halliburton Energy Services (M) Sdn Bhd

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Dato' 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

Executive Vice President, Domestic Production Asset 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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Paul Browne

Managing Director

Technip Energies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

16 council members from 15 organisations and 4 countries