The International Study Group's mission is to provide a forum for Houston area SPE members to share information on business practices, projects, and technology with relevance to international oil & gas work. The ISG will collaborate with other SPE Gulf Coast Section study groups to ensure maximum value to SPE membership in Houston, a nexus of the international oil & gas industry.

Since its reestablishment in 2010, the International Study Group has sought to fulfill its mission through bimonthly Speaker Luncheons. Recent speakers have included executives of multinational Majors, senior consultants from well-respected firms, and Directors from government petroleum ministries.

Download the presentations from our April 20, 2017 event: Latin America - The  E&P Market and Privatization Trends:

Francisco Monaldi, PhD - The Shifting Politics of Oil in Latin America

Jeff Quigley - Latin American E&P Outlook




Position Name Phone
Chair Mary Beth Snodgrass 713-882-3665
Treasurer Fred Gibson
Vice Treasurer John Victor
Secretary Scott Barber
Arrangements Terry Thoem 832-722-4161
Program Coordinator Mark Sokolow 281-286-9749
Membership Christopher Brooks
Publicity Owen Jones 832-624-2019
Website/Webinar Owen Jones 832-624-2019
Registration David Attaway
Past Chair Barry Chovanetz 214-477-5771
Board Liaison Ivor Ellul 713-240-2740