Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section has appointed Masud Javaid as chairman. Mr. Javaid takes over the role from Chris Nussbaum and will hold the chair from July 2011-June 2012.
With over 12 years of experience in the energy industry, Mr. Javaid is currently a senior economist within the strategy and economics team for TOTAL E&P UK and is SPE Aberdeen chairman on a voluntary basis.
Mr. Javaid said, "I want to thank the outgoing chair, Chris Nussbaum, for the great work that he has done and I hope to continue where he left off. I feel extremely privileged to have been selected by my peers as chairman of the Aberdeen Section. The aim of SPE as an organization is to provide opportunities for our members and all industry professionals to enhance their technical and professional abilities and to promote lifelong learning."
As a volunteer organization, SPE Aberdeen works closely with the oil and gas industry, Scottish universities and local schools, institutes and academia to advance the learning and technical excellence in all aspects of the industry; offshore, onshore and internationally.
Mr. Javaid continued, "In my role as chairman, I aim to continue to raise the profile of SPE in the local energy community and highlight the excellent technical programs that we offer I also want to ensure, with the help of our Careers Guidance committee, that we continue to provide a lot of support to north-east schools in order to promote the Energy Industry as a potential career path for the pupils.
"Through our Student Development committee we will ensure that we maintain excellent links with local Universities by providing Scholarships for students and support local SPE student chapters in any events that they may organize."
SPE Aberdeen is run entirely by volunteers and has members from across a range of age, gender and nationality, with four student Chapters at five Universities in Scotland.
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