SPE Meets With the Myanmar Ministry of Energy

SPE delegates met with representatives of the Myanmar Ministry of Energy and the Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) in Yangon in September. Among the items discussed were the potential for establishing an SPE section in Myanmar, and how the technical interests of MOGE could be served by SPE’s technical resources. Seven companies operating in the southeast Asian country—Schlumberger, Petronas, MPRL E&P, Daewoo E&P, Total E&P, Halliburton, and PTT Exploration and Production—pledged to sponsor 50, 2-year professional SPE memberships to employees of MOGE.

Ahmad Lutpi Haron, left, SPE Myanmar Section Chairman-Elect and country chairman, Petronas Carigali Myanmar, presents an SPE membership certificate to the deputy minister of energy of Myanmar, H.E. U Aung Htoo, at his office.

The SPE delegation met with representatives of the Myanmar Ministry of Energy and Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), Myanmar’s national oil company. Pictured, from left, are U Myo Myint Oo, managing director, MOGE; U Pe Zin Tun, director General Energy Planning Department, Ministry of Energy; Gagan Singhal, former country general manager, Schlumberger; Ahmad Lutpi Haron, country chairman, Petronas Carigali Myanmar; H.E. U Aung Htoo, deputy minister of energy, Myanmar; Cordella Wong Gillett, SPE managing director, Asia Pacific; H.E. U Myint Zaw, deputy minister, Energy Department; Daw Hla Hla Kyi, managing director, Myanmar Petrochemical Enterprise; and U Aung Kyaw Min, director, Industry Relations and Marketing, Schlumberger.