Mission Statement

The Mission of the Gulf Coast Section shall be the promotion of mutual cooperation in furthering the objectives of the Society of Petroleum Engineers International, Inc. This shall be accomplished by:

  • Providing forums that afford members the opportunity to upgrade and maintain professional competence
  • Providing social interaction that increases member participation in Section activities as a whole, while striving to maintain the integrity of the Section
  • Supporting programs in area primary and secondary schools to encourage students to develop their abilities in mathematics, science, and engineering
  • Supporting engineering programs at the university level
  • Enhancing the image of the Oil and Gas Industry by sponsoring community service programs 

executive board of directors

Board of Directors Committee Chairs

Officers 2023 - 2024


Chair Alexsandra Martinez 
Past Chair Carlos Torres
Vice Chair Abhi (Abhinandan) Kohli
Secretary Riteja Dutta

Bharath Rajappa

Vice Treasurer Derek Key
Communications Chair Debora Martogi
Communications Vice Chair  Thomas Shattuck
Education Chair Eric Robken
Education Co-Chair Anna Wei
Programs Chair Aaron Burton
Programs Vice Chair Priyavrat Shukla
YP Chair Soumyadeep Ghosh
Directors at Large 2022-2023 Taylor Butler
Directors at Large 2022-2023 Swathika Jayakumar
Emeritus Advisor Bill Davis
Section Specialist Lindsay Rochner
Regional North America Director Simeon Eburi