The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has selected Janeen Judah, general manager for Chevron’s Southern Africa Business Unit, as 2017 president of the international professional society. Judah, who is based in Houston, Texas, will take office as president-elect on Sept. 30 at the close of SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Houston.
Judah currently serves on the SPE board of directors as vice president of finance. She has held many SPE leadership positions, including chairing both the Gulf Coast and Permian Basin sections and serving on the board from 2003 to 2006 as director for the Gulf Coast North America Region. She was named a Distinguished Member of SPE in 2003 and received the Distinguished Service award in 2010.
Judah has served as president of Chevron Environmental Management Co. and as general manager of Reservoir and Production Engineering for Chevron Energy Technology Co. Before joining Chevron, she worked for Texaco and ARCO in various upstream petroleum engineering positions, starting in Midland, Texas, in 1980.
Judah holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University, along with a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of Houston Law Center.