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SPE US Advisory Council

The US Advisory Council (USAC) has the responsibility of providing critical strategic guidance from regional members to localize technical content and identify regional needs to be addressed in the events organized by SPE while supporting related initiatives to aid SPE’s mission of technology and knowledge transfer.

The objectives of the US Advisory Council are:

  1. To guide, recommend, and provide feedback for topic generation for conferences, symposia, workshops, forums, training courses, and identify technical gaps relevant and in-demand in the region.
  2. To improve and encourage volunteerism amongst members through guidance and mentorship for new program chairs and committee members.
  3. To advise on ways to improve technical quality for all SPE Americas events.
  4. To actively support SPE activities in the region.


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Ivor Ellul
Managing Director
Cisk Ventures

Henricus Herwin

Mark Agnew
Chief Wells Engineer

Hazli Sham Kassim

I. Yucel Akkutlu
Petroleum Engineering Professor
Texas A&M University

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Khosrow Biglarbigi
Intek Inc.

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Moon Chaudhri
General Manager
Reservoir Engineering and Simulation

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Jon Doucette
Technology Manager, North America

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Tim Dugan
President and CEO
Olympus Energy

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Iraj Ershaghi
Omar B. Milligan Professor and Director Petroleum Engineering
University of Southern California

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Brian Groody
Vice President, OFS North American Land
Baker Hughes

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Bryan Marlborough
NEDD Technologies

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Jim Newman
Senior Vice President,
Region Operations
Basic Energy Services

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Shauna Noonan
Fellow and Senior Director, Global Supply Chain Initiatives

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PK Pande
Managing Director
Energy Fuse Group

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Mark Pearson
President & CEO
Liberty Resources

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Josh Ritchie
Marketing & Strategy Advisor

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Liz Sturman
Chief Petroleum Engineer

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Mike Zuber

North America Regional Directors
(Liaisons between the USAC and the SPE Board)

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Simeon Eburi
Reservoir Management Advisor

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Robert Martinez
Vice President
Javelin Energy Partners

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Kim Oracheski
Data Analyst
Strathcona Resources Ltd.