Society of Petroleum Engineers appoints new Aberdeen chairman

Aberdeen’s Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has announced the appointment of a new chairman.

Kenny McAllister, managing director of Seal-Tite UK, will take the helm this week.

He began his career at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) and worked for Schlumberger and Halliburton before joining Seal-Tite UK in 2012, managing its Europe, Middle East and Africa operations.

Mr McAllister takes over from Ian Phillips and will hold the position until September 2021.

He has been involved with SPE Aberdeen for around five years and has been a member of the SPE for over 20 years.

Mr McAllister previously chaired the SPE programme committee, which organises local and global energy experts to present in Aberdeen.

He said: “I am delighted to have been selected by my peers as chairman of the SPE Aberdeen section, and I look forward to continuing to build on the sterling work done by Ian Phillips over the past four years.

“We are emerging from difficult times across the industry and I look forward to continuing to serve our members through knowledge sharing and technical events, as well as inspiring future generations through our schools’ programmes and events for young professionals.”

The Aberdeen section of the SPE is one of its biggest across the world with over 2500 members.

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