SPE Aberdeen Section Appoints New Chairman

The Aberdeen branch of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) announced Wednesday that it has appointed Ross Lowdon as its new chairman.

Lowdon, who will hold the SPE Aberdeen Section chairmanship until September 2015, has more than 20 years' experience in the oil and gas industry, starting out as a hydrographic surveyor. He is currently head of the surveying domain for Schlumberger Drilling & Measurement.

The SPE said that Lowdon has been significantly involved in SPE for 13 years and in particular, has been instrumental in driving forward the SPE Aberdeen Schools Career Guidance programme on a voluntary basis.  

Lowdon commented in a statement:

"I am extremely privileged to have been selected by my peers as Chairman of the Aberdeen Section, particularly during this milestone year as we celebrate our 40th anniversary.

"The positive changes that Anthony Onukwu [Lowdon's predecessor] has put in place throughout the last two years have been critical to our section's success and this is a platform that I intend to continue building upon. As the SPE International President, Dr Helge Haldorsen, discussed at our 40th anniversary dinner last month, Aberdeen needs to play an instrumental role in shaping the next phase of exploration and production and SPE, as a facilitator of innovation and knowledge sharing, must support this."



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