Janeen Judah Selected as 2017 President of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

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Richardson, Texas, USA (18 June 2015) – The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has selected Janeen Judah, General Manager for Chevron’s Southern Africa Business Unit, as 2017 president of the international professional society. Judah, who is based in Houston, Texas, will take office as president-elect on 30 September 2015 at the close of SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Houston, Texas USA.

Judah currently serves on the SPE Board of Directors as Vice President of Finance. She has held many SPE leadership positions, including chairing both the Gulf Coast and Permian Basin sections and serving on the Board 2003-2006 as Director for the Gulf Coast North America Region. She was named a Distinguished Member of SPE in 2003 and received the Distinguished Service award in 2010.

“Leading SPE as its president is an honor for me,” said Judah. “My goal is reach out to our members globally to help them through this challenging time in the industry. SPE offers benefits such as conferences, training, publications and networking that serve its members and advances technical innovation in the industry.”

Judah has served as President of Chevron Environmental Management Company and General Manager of Reservoir and Production Engineering for Chevron Energy Technology Company. Before joining Chevron, she worked for Texaco and ARCO in various upstream petroleum engineering positions, starting in Midland in 1980.

Judah holds BS and MS degrees in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University, an MBA from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin and a JD from the University of Houston Law Center.


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