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2021 SPEE Election Results
The 2021 SPEE BOD election has concluded and the results are in! The membership has elected three new Board Members who will take their seats in January 2021 for a three-year term, concluding in December 2024. The new Board Members elected are:
- Tad Fielder
- Zack Warren
- Martin Hubbig
We wish to thank all of the SPEE Members who ran for election. SPEE Board members represent the Society as a whole, generating, defining, executing and supporting various initiatives for growth and progression of the Society. It is the active participation of the membership at large, and especially, the elected leadership of the SPEE, who continue to make this society highly respected across the industry. This year, approximately 36% of the membership, down from 39% in 2020, voted in the election. If you voted, we are grateful for your participation. If you didn't vote this year, we encourage you to participate in the voting process next year.
SPEE Executive Committee
Robert Green, 2021 Past President & Nominating Committee Chair
Charles Boyette, 2021 President
Joe Young, 2021 Vice-President
Attila Szabo, 2021 Secretary/Treasurer
Tad is a current member of the SPEE Qualifications Committee and has been an active member of the SPEE since 2013. He recently finished his tenure on the Dallas Chapter board, serving from 2017 through 2021. Tad is running for a spot on the SPEE Board of Directors to serve the organization as we navigate the return to in-person meetings and continue to utilize the benefits of virtual connections highlighted over the past 18 months.
Tad has over 20 years of experience with consulting firms in the petroleum industry. Tad currently works as an engineering consultant with Forrest A Garb & Associates, where he continues to specialize in the evaluation of reserves and resources, fair market value appraisals, and other petroleum engineering consulting services.
Tad began his career in drilling and production optimization with Paul Cameron Jr., Inc. However, the bulk of his career has been spent in the estimation and valuation of reserves and resources, most recently with DeGolyer and MacNaughton from 2006 through 2021. Prior to that, he evaluated oil and gas properties for H.J. Gruy and Associates and K. E. Andrews.
Tad received his Texas professional engineering license in 2012. Tad received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a Certified Petroleum Engineer with SPE, the Vice President of Operations for the Texas Energy Council, and active in the Cub Scout and BSA Scouting programs,
Zack Warren has 18 years of reservoir engineering and management experience. After starting his career at ExxonMobil and Netherland, Sewell, and Associates, he has been working for tight oil companies in Denver since 2010, including Samson Resources, Resolute Energy, and Great Western Petroleum. He has led the engineering work on over $10B in merger & acquisition evaluations, more than $600 million in financing rounds, and has acted as engineer or manager on dozens of SEC- and SOX-compliant reserves reports. Most recently, he led the Strategic Studies and Analytics team at Great Western Petroleum. In March of 2021, he founded Velocity Insight as a data management and analytics consulting firm focused on oil and gas solutions.
Zack has been a member of SPEE since 2010. He is a registered professional engineer in the States of Texas and Colorado and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Since moving to Denver, he has been an active participant in the Denver SPEE Chapter and is completing a four-year rotation as a chapter officer from 2018-2021. He is passionate about helping SPEE navigate The Great Crew Change as the new wave of thirty-somethings becomes eligible for SPEE membership. He can often be found in a coffee shop in downtown Denver working to persuade a potential new member and would love the opportunity to play that role at a broader level. He has also served as a volunteer with the SPE, NCEES, and on the advisory board of the Colorado School of Mines Reservoir Characterization Project.
Zack and his wife Beth have two young children and love skiing, hiking, and canoeing. Beth is a physician and faculty member in pediatric hematology research at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Having worked in both Houston and Dallas and made innumerable trips to cities like Midland, Tulsa, and Casper over the years, Zack loves pulling over to oil and gas-related roadside attractions to entertain his family with stories of the industry. They occasionally appreciate it
Martin attended the inauguration ceremony of the European Chapter of the SPEE in late 2009 and became a full member in 2010. Shortly after that, he was elected to the European Board and served as Chairman in 2014. Martin was also a member of the SPEE Reserves Definition Committee from 2015 – 2019.
Martin is also a longtime member of the United Nations Expert Group on Resource Management (UN EGRM) and served in the Task Force on the application of the UNFC-2009 to Injection Projects. He is currently a member of the Petroleum Working Group (PWG) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
Martin started his career as a Sales Engineer for Oilfield Equipment and was responsible for Germany, Eastern Europe, FSU, and North Africa before joining RWE-DEA (now Wintershall DEA) in Germany. He took over various positions until he became Senior Advisor Reserves.
In 2014, Martin joined OMV in Austria and moved from Hamburg to Vienna. He´s currently advising OMV Upstream in all reserves-related aspects. The OMV Upstream portfolio comprises 10+ countries in Central and Eastern Europe, the North Sea, Russia Middle East, North Africa, and Asia-Pacific.
His duties also include planning and execution of external reserves assessments and training of the OMV qualified reserves estimators worldwide. Martin is a member of the Corporate Reserves Committee in OMV.
Martin studied Petroleum Engineering at the “Institute of Petroleum Engineering” at “Clausthal University of Technology” in Germany. He received his Master’s Degree in 1994.
Martin is married to Doris. They have a 34-year-old son. Martin and Doris both received their paragliding licenses in 2010 and since then have explored many flying areas in the Alps in Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, and other hot spots in Spain and France. The pandemic restricted traveling and both recently resigned from paragliding and started their new tennis careers.