Director's Blog


November 2020

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It is with great honor that I start my role as the next North American Regional Director, focused on Canada and Rockies regions. But as I step into this new role, I understand that it also comes with great responsibility, to all of you, the members that I will now being serving.

The energy industry is facing huge obstacles as we all figure out how we are going to rebound from the ongoing downturn the industry has faced since 2014, the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, and the political and environment opposition against the industry across North America, which is especially prevalent in Canada.

The thing that excites me is that the SPE Board of Directors is working on these issues so that we can redefine the value of your SPE membership and to make sure we all have pride in what it means to be a petroleum engineer and to work in the industry.

I’m looking forward to meeting you all over the next three years as we work together to figure out the next steps for our industry.


Deb Ryan
SPE Regional Director
North America