SPE Regional Advisory Committee

The SPE Board of Directors has endorsed a plan to expand the delivery of SPE training courses, conferences and workshops internationally in order to support SPE’s mission of technology transfer. A critical element of this initiative is to obtain guidance from members and from the industry leaders regarding local circumstances and needs, and related initiatives. Regional Advisory Committees are being created across the globe to provide this input.

Regional Advisory Committee was established in 2013.  

In an effort to better meet the local, regional, and technical needs, the Regional Advisory Committees will help to identify “hot topics” of regional or global interest that are of importance for the region to be addressed at conferences, workshops or training courses to further the SPE mission of technology dissemination.


Mars Khasanov 

Director for Technology Development, Gazprom Neft

CEO, Gazpromneft STC

Richard Syms

Vice President Exploration and Production,


Committee members
Mars KhasanovGazpromneft STCDirector for Technology Development, Gazprom Neft CEO, Gazpromneft STC; Committee co-chair
Richard SymsBPVice President Exploration and Production; Committee co-chair
Aizhana JussupbekovaNCOC, ExxonMobilSPE Russia and Caspian Regional Director 2018-2020
Michael CollinsSalym Pertoleum Development N.V.CEO
Azamat IsmagilovZarubezhneftDeputy General Director
Hans KlampfererWeatherfordVice President
Sergey KolbikovNOVATEKHead of Field Development Forecast and Monitoring Division
Vladimir LitvinenkoNational Mineral Resources UniversityRector
Alexander LyakhovBelorusneftGeneral Director
Atle LogeEDC GROUPVice-President
Andrew McGrahanChevronCountry Manager
Emerson MilenskiRosneftTechnology Advisor to President
Viktor PetersilyeAll-Russian Research Geological Oil Institute (VNIGNI)Deputy CEO
Marc Christopher RyanEquinor ASAVice President Exploration
Gokhan SaygiSchlumbergerPresident Russia and Central Asia
Graeme Taylor HalliburtonVice President Russia
Igor ShpurovState Committee on ReservesCEO
Mikhail TokarevMoscow State University, Oil &Gas CenterCEO
Vadim VoevodkinLUKOIL-EngineeringGeneral Director
Kevin WilsonLUKOILHead of Well Construction Department