Meet the Team

Our planning team is made of dedicated volunteers from the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry. We recognize the importance to retain experience and expertise in our fields and it is our objective to provide a platform for industry professionals and employers to identify mutually rewarding opportunities.

The industry needs experienced professionals to find new oil and gas deposits and to develop projects safely, efficiently, and economically. Experts will have to transfer skills to junior professional to maintain knowledge within the industry’s lifecycles.

Since 2016, SPE has hosted the Upstream Professional Hiring Event twice a year. We continue our efforts for planning and coordinating this Fall’s event for talented professionals and leading employers to meet and ensure the energy industry continues to thrive.

Spring 2020 Planning Team


Marlette Dumas, PMP


Sr. Project Risk Management Engineer

Scott Myers


Regional Manager Middle East – Engineer & MBA, Oilfield Services

Core Team:

Ruth Fernandez, MSc.


Machinery Systems Engineer – Chevron Welcome Back Program

Neil Bourda

Panel Discussion Coordinator

Petroleum Engineer; MBA Candidate

Ricardo Chona

Registration Table Coordinator

International Business Development – Reservoir Management

Dr. Michael Hines

SPE – GCS Volunteer


Susan Howes, PE, PHR

SPE – Liason

Vice President of Engineering at Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC (SCA)

Ken Landren

SPE – GCS Volunteer

Data management and Analytics / Oilfield Operations Optimization                                                                         

David Dubetz

Employee Coordinator

M.S. Petroleum Engineering – Texas A&M University

Kingsley Henry-Chow

SPE – GCS Volunteer

Petroleum / Production Engineer

Chris Dao

Volunteering Coordinator / Banners & Posters Logistics Lead

Petroleum Engineer

Anil Tokcan


Drilling Engineer

Scott C. Sechrist


Acoustic Geoscience Consulting

Randy Chambers


Development & Technology Planning Optimization / Data Analytics / Engineer & MBA

Subhash C Thakur, Ph.D.

Video Coordinator

Reservoir Engineering Consultant with expertise in Field Development Planning, Reservoir Simulation and EOR  at Sustainable Petroleum Solutions LLC

Dalian Payne


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