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 Khasanov Gazpromneft STCDirector for Technology Development, Gazprom Neft CEO, Gazpromneft STC Committee co-chair
Richard SymsBPVice President Exploration and Production Committee co-chair
Anton AblaevSchlumbergerBusiness Development Manager SPE Russia and Caspian Regional Director 2015-2017
John DenisScientific Research Institute of production and Drilling Technologies of «KazMunayGasGeneral Director
Alexey GovzichSalym Petroleum DevelopmentCEO
Kenzhebek IbrashevPSACEO
Azamat IsmagilovZarubezhneftDeputy General Director
Hans KlampfererWeatherfordVice President Russia
Sergey KolbikovNOVATEKHead of Field Development Forecast and Monitoring Division
Vladimir LitvinenkoNational Mineral Resources UniversityRector
Alexander LyakhovBelorusneftGeneral Director
Atle LogeEDC GROUPVice-President
Viktor Martynov Gubkin Russian State Oil and Gas UniversityRector
Andrew McGrahan ChevronCountry Manager
Emerson Milenski RosneftTechnology Advisor to President
John Milne StatoilExploration Manager, Russia
Viktor Petersilye All-Russian Research Geological Oil Institute (VNIGNI)Deputy CEO
Denis RozhentsevLUKOIL Uzbekistan Operating CompanyDeputy General Director for Operations
Gokhan SaygiSchlumbergerPresident Russia and Central Asia
Igor Shpurov State Committee on ReservesCEO
Mikhail TokarevMoscow State University, Oil &Gas CenterCEO
Vadim VoevodkinLUKOIL-EngineeringGeneral Director
Kevin J WilsonLUKOILHead of Well Construction Department