Archive of Past 100 Announcements

  • SPE Vietnam Golf and Tennis Tournament

    ​The SPE Vietnam section would like to thank everyone who participated in its 2017 Golf and Tennis charity tournament.

    We have been able to successfully host this tournament for the 18th year and would not have achieved this feat without your support.

    Thanks once again for participating and we hope to see you again next year.​
  • Serge Hayon will be SPE Vietnam Co-Chairman

    Serge Hayon has degrees in both geology and petroleum engineering from Curtin University. He started his career as a student working for Chevron Australia. Next, he moved to a niche software company called Technoguide which developed PETREL software, building expertise in reservoir characterization through several roles. After few years, he was technical manager for PETREL within South East Asia region and left a couple years after Schlumberger acquired Technoguide. Starting with Murphy in 2004, he has been with them since. Serge was lucky enough to work on several developments in Malaysia during a big growth period for the company. Currently, he has moved to Vietnam to continue his regional subsurface role as well as focus on developments in Vietnam.

    Serge would like to become an active member of the SPE community in Vietnam. Particularly he would like to promote and help young engineers looking at getting into the industry. It's an opportunity to help and give back through his experience and contacts in the industry.
  • SPE Vietnam New Section Chairman

    Dr. Do Van Khanh is now SPE Vietnam Section Chairman.

    Do Van Khanh is currently Chairman of Petrovietnam Drilling and Well Services Corporation (PV Drilling) which he founded and developed successfully during 16 years of his career as President and CEO since 1994. PV Drilling is a professional provider of drilling rigs and drilling-related services as well as manpower supply for onshore and offshore drilling operation. Over the past years, PV Drilling has developed significantly and becomes one of the leading subsidiaries of Vietnam National Oil & Gas Group (Petrovietnam) and a prestigious drilling contractor in the local and regional market.

    Having started his career in 1984 as a Drilling Engineer with Vietnam National Oil & Gas Group, Do Van Khanh then made admirable achievements through numerous technical, commercial and leadership positions. Prior to his current role, he held senior management positions including CEO and Chairman of Petrovietnam Exploration Production Corporation (PVEP) which is main exploration and production arm of Petrovietnam. Previous to these roles, Do Van Khanh was President and CEO of PV Drilling.

    Beside, Do Van Khanh has become a member of BOD of SPE Asia Pacific since 2010 and had important contribution to SPE members and the wider oil and gas industry in the region. In January 2017, he has appointed a council member of SPE Asia Pacific Advisory Council.

    Do Van Khanh holds a Bachelor of Science in Drilling Engineering and PhD of Petroleum Geology from University of Mining and Geology.
  • Resignation Notification

    Dear SPE Vietnam Fellows,

    Because of the completion of my job assignment in Vietnam, I’m resigning from SPE Vietnam Section Chairman’s position. I’m pleased to announce a new Section Chairman who has been elected by the Section Committee yesterday – Dr. Do Van Khanh (Chairman of PV Drilling Board). My big congratulations to Dr. Khanh and I wish him every success in this role. I’m sure Dr. Khanh will efficiently lead SPE Vietnam and develop it towards new targets and achievements.

    By this chance, I would like to provide my big thanks and appreciation to all of you for your support during my time with SPE Vietnam Committee (1+ year in a Technical Program Co-Chair role and nearly 2 years as a Section’s Chairman). It was a great (though very challenging!) opportunity for me, and I believe together we did many good things implementing global SPE missions in Vietnam. This joint work has been recognized by SPE International – in 2015 and 2016 the Vietnam Section has been awarded Gold Standard Certificates and in 2017 has received the President’s Award for Section Excellence – the top level SPE award. I’m very proud that we have achieved such significant results together.

    I wish all of you and your families all the best in the future, and wish SPE Vietnam higher targets and new achievements implementing its important missions in Vietnam.

    Best regards,
    Timur Manapov
  • 2017 President’s Award for Section Excellence

    Dear SPE Vietnam members,

     I’m happy and proud to announce that our Section has received the 2017 SPE President’s Award for Section Excellence (please see the letter of award attached). This award is demonstrating that programs and activities of SPE in Vietnam have been recognized as exceptional amongst all Sections around the world.

     As you know, the mission of Society of Petroleum Engineers is to collect, disseminate and exchange technical knowledge in oil & gas industry and provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their competences. In Vietnam, we are doing a number of activities to successfully deliver this mission through our monthly technical talks, workshops and presentations for students and young professionals, soft skill development opportunities, student technical competitions, scholarship support for talented students, live webinars and other programs. Besides, we are trying to consolidate the industry in current challenging times and provide professionals a range of socializing and networking opportunities as annual Golf & Tennis tournament, joint workshops with PVN and PVEP, Vung Tau beach cleaning events etc. With valued support from Vietnam oil & gas industry, we are doing a number of charity projects – renovating school libraries in rural provinces, donating bicycles to poor and unprivileged pupils, supporting heart surgeries to small children, organizing blood donation amongst SPE community and students etc. We believe that all mentioned programs are recognized and appreciated by Vietnam oil & gas community, and we plan to work even more to achieve our high targets.

     This great achievement is result of hard work of Vietnam Committee members who are demonstrating their sincere volunteering spirit to deliver SPE mission in Vietnam, and I’m taking this opportunity to thank all of them for this. I would also like to thank all SPE members in Vietnam for keep supporting us through your active membership and participation in our activities. Remember – together we can do a lot of good things!

    Best regards,
    Timur Manapov
    SPE Vietnam Section Chairman

  • SPE Golf & Tennis Tournament 2017

    Dear Sponsors, Golfers, Tennis players and SPE Members, SPE Golf & Tennis Tournament 2017 will be held in Oct 20-21, 2017 at Vung Tau City. Please kindly see the attached files in below link for your information.
  • SPE Vietnam Annual Shrimp Boil 2017

    SPE Vietnam Section had its annual Shrimp Boil on the 26th of May 2017 at Rosneft's yard in District 2, Ho Chi Minh city. It was a fun filled event with lots of food and entertainment. All profits from this event will be donated to support flood victims in Central Vietnam. Thank you all for supporting this successful event and see you at next year's Shrimp Boil!
  • Distinguished Lecturer talk - Call for surveys

    Dear SPE Vietnam section members,

    SPE Vietnam Section is privileged to host three SPE Distinguished Lecturer visits in its 2016-2017 program year. If you have been to at least one of them, please take a few minutes to help provide us your feedback on the SPE DL talks via the link below

    For further comments and suggestions, please  contact our Program co-Chairs Dung Tran ( and Trieu Dang (, or our Section Administrator Ms. Toan (

    Thank you for your continuing support to SPE Vietnam
  • SPE Vietnam offers scholarship awards

    SPE Vietnam section gave out scholarship awards to students of the Geology and Petroleum Engineering departments of the Bach Khoa university, Ho Chi Minh city at the university's 2017 Petroleum Day held on 14th of April 2017 .

    SPE Committee members Ngo Qui Khanh (student liaison, HCMUT), Akpo Ojonah (publicity and communications), Tam Nguyen (student liaison, PVU) and Miss Bao Toan (operations and administration) presented the awards on behalf of the section co