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SPE Russia and Caspian Region

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SPE Russia and Caspian Region is the one of many SPE geographical regions in the world. The region consist of 23 professional sections and 37 student chapters with more than 2,000 professional members and more than 5,000 student members from from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.[1][2]


At the end of 2006, the SPE had 627 professional members in Russia and 414 student members, with 6 professional sections and 10 university chapters. Taking into account the leading position and vigorous development of Russia and Caspian region in the oil and gas industry, on October 1st, 2007 SPE decided to open the representative office in Moscow.[3] A little later, in 2008 Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan were set apart as the separate region - SPE Russia and Caspian.[1] Moscow office was closed in October 2022, all member support services were temporarily moved to Dubai.[1]

SPE Russia & Caspian Regional Directors:

  • 2023-2026 Alexey Borisenko, SLB
  • 2020-2023 Ignaty Volnov, LUKOIL
  • 2017-2020 Aizhana Jussupbekova, ExxonMobil
  • 2014-2017 Anton Ablaev, SLB
  • 2011-2014 Andrey Gladkov, Modeltech
  • 2008-2011 Rick Tompkins, TNK-BP


Video guide to renew 2024 SPE Membership in Russia and Belarus

As an SPE member, you’ll receive:

  • conference discounts;
  • free or discounted access to online education;
  • ten free technical papers each year;
  • a complimentary subscription to Journal of Petroleum Technology;
  • a wealth of resources for networking, knowledge building, career advancement, and streaming content;
  • select business and insurance discounts, and more

SPE offers a membership fee waiver for renewing members who are facing extraordinary circumstances.[4] Dues waivers can be granted for 2 consecutive years only. Waivers must be requested annually. Waivers are not available for New Members. Dues Waiver program was applied to two countries in the region (Russia and Belarus) in 2023 and 2024.


  1. 1.0 1.1 SPE Russia and Caspian Region at
  2. SPE Annual Reports
  3. SPE Opens Moscow Office at the Wayback Machine (archived October 18, 2023)
  4. Payment Options at