Small Producer Program Advisory Committee (SPAC)

Proposals submitted for the Small Producer Program are evaluated by the Small Producer Program Advisory Committee (SPAC), consisting of representatives of small producers operating in various geographic areas, as well as academics and researchers with experience working with small producers on topics related to the program theme. In addition to technical merit, alignment with program goals and capabilities of the proposer, the SPAC considers factors such as balance among technology time scales, diversity of technical approach and the geographic distribution of resources impacted when selecting projects intended to maximize the probability of meeting program goals.

The SPAC primarily consists of members representing academia, small producers, researchers and the oil and gas community.

 
Ahmed Abou-Sayed, Advantek International
 
Robert Balch, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
 
Jack Belcher, HBW Resources
 
Chris Bemet, Encana
 
Ric Bowers, GSI
 
Tzahi Cath, Colorado School of Mines
 
Jim Chitwood, Safe Marine Transfer
 
Christine Ehlig-Economides, University of Houston
 
Carl Embry, 3D at Depth
 
Mark Hardy, 3D at Depth
 
Roy Hartstein, Southwestern Energy Company
 
Rich Haut, Houston Advanced Research Center
 
Terry Lechinger, Stress Engineering
 
Carolyn LeFleur, Houston Advanced Research Center
 
Bill Maddock, Subsea Systems Institute
 
Chuck McConnell, Rice University
 
Dirk McDermott, Altira Group
 
Trey Mebane, Deependable Subsea, Ltd.
 
Max Medina, Statoil
 
Alexei V. Milkov, Colorado School of Mines
 
Kishore Mohanty, The University of Texas at Austin
 
Dag Nummedal, Colorado School of Mines
 
Erdal Ozkaw, Colorado School of Mines
 
John Pappas, Texas A&M University
 
Robert Pilko, Blade Energy
 
Fred Sabins, CSI-Technology
 
Art Schroeder, Safe Marine Transfer
 
Mohamed Soliman, University of Houston
 
Susan K. Stuver, GSI Environmental, Inc.
 
Vinod Veedu, OCEANIT
 
Marshall Watson,Texas Tech University
 
Tom Williams, RPSEA
 
Leslie Wood, Colorado School of Mines
 
Mingdong Yuan, Chevron