Executive Bios


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Carolina Coll - Chair

Dr. Carolina Coll is a petroleum engineer with more than 25 years of diversified international experience in the oil and gas industry. She has worked for BG since 2001 in a variety of roles from principal reservoir engineer to asset subsurface manager, country petroleum engineering manager and as Head of Corporate Reserves for BG Group since 2009. She has extensive experience in the area of reserves and resources evaluation including probabilistic estimations, auditing and classification for internal and external reporting. She has wide experience in asset valuation for acquisitions and disposals and in company valuation. She is a past member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Oil and Gas Reserves Committee (OGRC), Chair of the SPE Joint Committee on Reserves Evaluation Training (JCORET), a member of the Expert Group on Resource Classification of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and co-chair of the communication sub-committee, Chair of the SPE Carll, Uren and Lucas International Awards and is a member of the technical Committee of the SPE/EAGE EUROPEC Conference. Carolina holds a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College and has more than 45 international publications and presentations including SPE papers in the area of petroleum engineering, reservoir engineering, field management, reservoir characterization and reserves.


Miles Cudmore

Miles Cudmore - Past Chair

Miles Cudmore has more than 26 years experience appraising and developing oil and gas fields in the UK, North Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. He worked at BP from 1988 to 2015 in a wide variety of roles covering subsurface leadership, field developments from concept selection through to start up, mature field management and operations. From 2010 to 2013 he was Vice President of Reservoir Management accountable for technical performance and capability worldwide. From 2013 to March 2015 he was Director for Tight Gas Resource Appraisal leading projects in the UK, Oman and Algeria. Cudmore Oil & Gas Consulting Ltd offers expert advice in improving production, understanding resources/reserves, field development planning and leading Subsurface as a function. Miles holds a Masters in Engineering in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Southampton University and an MBA from the Open University. In his spare time, he enjoys long-distance running and cycling with his wife Wendy


Richa - Chair-Elect 17-18

Dr Richa is a Geoscientist and a proud member of SPE London section. She has volunteered for SPE London for the past two years in various roles, including Event photographer, Board member, Secretary, Communication and Marketing Chair and now Chair Elect. She received an Outstanding Service Award from SPE London Section in 2016 for her contribution to the section. She has nine years experience working in the oil and gas industry, and currently works for BP. She earned her PhD from Stanford (US) and Masters from IIT-Roorkee (India). Having worked on three different continents, she has gained experience of varied basins in different stages of the E&P cycle.



Olga Bradulina  - Secretary/Communications and Marketing Co-Chair:

Dr Olga Bradulina is an engineer with more than nine years experience in the energy industry, a PhD and two Engineering MSc. Her active involvement with SPE started back in 2009-2010 when she served as an assistant to VP Paris Student Chapter in IFP School, France. With SPE London, she performed as a lead event organizer of the first Business Development (BD) seminar within the BD group in 2015-2016. From 3Q 2016 she serves as a board member (Secretary) and also a Communication and marketing officer mostly specializing in Social Media Analytics. She has an international exposure to the complete upstream cycle, with both operational experience as a Mud Logger/Data Engineer (3 years with Geoservices) and asset development experience as a Reservoir Engineer (more than 5 years with BP). She has proven expertise in most of the aspects of Reservoir Engineering while working in various operated and JV assets across offshore and onshore environments along West Africa, Caspian sea, East Siberia.


Cleone Butler - Treasurer



Tim Lines - Program Chair

Tim Lines (BSc, MSc Petroleum Engineering (Imperial College), MBA, C.Eng, FRSA, FGS) is an international oil and gas consultant, advising on financial, engineering and economic issues to high net worth individuals; multi-national oil & gas companies, financial institutions and CIS/Eastern European governments. He has served as an expert witness to the UK’s FCA enforcement division. He founded the consultancy Oilfield International in 1990 and has consulted in more than 40 countries.

Isabel Asenjo - WiE Chair



Adam Borushek - Continuing Education Chair

Adam Borushek is a Principal Reservoir Engineer with RISC Advisory, based in London. Previously he held similar position in Perth, Australia. He provides technical and commercial advice in the areas of field acquisition, development, management and divestment to clients in the financial, investment and upstream sectors. Adam has served on the SPE Board for Western Australia, and was the Co-Chair of SPE London’s Young Professionals group.


Patrick Davies - Co-Chair for Continuing Education

Patrick Davies is the Co-Chair for Continuing Education for the SPE London, and setup the Business Development interest group in 2015. He is a Reservoir Engineer at BP in London, where he worked in a range of Reservoir Management, New Well Delivery and Technology roles. He worked on oil and gas fields in the North Sea, Caspian, USA and Middle East. Prior to BP, Patrick worked as a chemical engineer in refining at ExxonMobil. He is a Chartered Engineer, and graduated with a First-class Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

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Maxim Kotenev - Communications Co-Chair

Dr Maxim Kotenev is a senior reservoir geoscientist with Sasol. He previously worked with Rosneft and Robertson CGG. He has co-authored 15 technical papers. Maxim Kotenev earned BS degree in petroleum engineering and MSc and PhD in petroleum geoscience. Maxim speaks 4 languages, does sports, enjoys volunteering and is passionate about developing communications side of SPE London.
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Adrian Southworth - Sponsorship chair
Adrian Southworth is a Chartered Petroleum/Reservoir Engineer with over 35 years oil and gas industry experience gained with a major integrated oil & gas company and in consulting to a variety of oil & gas companies both locally in the UK and internationally. Adrian’s background covers a broad range of technical and leadership positions covering petroleum, reservoir and operations predominately within the gas value chain from exploration & appraisal through to asset management.

Adrian has recently joined the SPE board to lead the sponsorship effort and to support the SPE University Liaison. 


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Abrar Pewekar - Young Professional Chair

Abrar Pewekar is a Senior Reservoir Engineer at RPS Energy providing technical expertise for variety of projects including Reserve Evaluation, M&A activities and Field Development plan and Support. Previously, he has worked for CGG UK as a Reservoir Engineer and Graduate Petroleum Engineer for Weatherford UK Ltd in Aberdeen for 2 years. He has achieved his Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College London in 2009. 

Abrar has been very active in attending the SPE YP events and developed interest in volunteering to participate in the London SPE YP committee. He has been an active member of SPE YP London committee for 3-4 years and held the position of Technical Lead in the SPE YP London committee for the year 2014-2015.



Anthony Perry - Director

Anthony Perry Anthony Perry has held senior positions in major oil and gas companies in Venezuela, Abu Dhabi,Aberdeen and London. He was Chairman of the SPE Chapters in all of these places. He is a Member of the SPE 50-Year club, and was made a Distinguished Member in 1997.

 Alain Gringarten

Alain Gringarten - Director

Dr Alain C. Gringarten is Emeritus professor of petroleum engineering and Senior Research Investigator at Imperial College London. A recognized expert in well test analysis, he has over one hundred publications and received several SPE awards (2009 North Sea Regional Service; 2004 Cedric K. Ferguson certificate; 2003 John Franklin Carll award; and 2001 SPE Formation Evaluation). A SPE member since 1969, he was elected a Distinguished member in 2002, a Honorary member in 2009 and was a 2003-2004 Distinguished Lecturer. He holds petroleum engineering MSc and PhD degrees from Stanford University; and an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale Paris, France.


Kanad Kulkarni - Student Chapter Liaison

Dr Kanad Kulkarni is a Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth. He is Unit Co coordinator for Formation Evaluation and well Logging, Petroleum Geoscience and Petroleum Fundamentals and Exploration units taught in BEng and MSc programs. He was previoulsy with London South Bank University as a lecturer, and an entrepreneur of non-petroleum trading and  manufacturing organizations. Kanad earned a BSc in Geology from K.J.  Somaiya College, University of Mumbai, an MSc in Geology from Fergusson College,  University of Pune, an MSc Petroleum Engineering from London South Bank University, andis currently pursuing a PhD in Unconventional Resources. He has been a University lead on SPE YoungProfessionals London section since 2010. He is the recipient of the SPE Outstanding Service Award presented by SPE London Section 2014, and has co-authored several papers and presented his work at several events.

Jonathan Ovens - Director

Dr Jonathan Ovens provides Reservoir Engineering technical expertise over a wide range of asset types in the UKCS, ranging from Exploration and early field development through to late field life and decomissioning. Reservoir types range from HPHT gas (Culzean development ) through light oil to Heavy Oil (Mariner development).Jonathan gained a B.Sc in Mathematics and Physics at the University of Glasgow and Ph.D in Physics at the University of Cambridge, working in the area of Particle Physics at CERN. After leaving University he joined Shell as a Reservoir Engineer and worked on a variety of assets worldwide. Between 1998 and 2013 he worked as an independent consultant for a wide range of companies with experience in the North Sea (UK, Norway and Denmark), North Africa and the Middle East. Jonathan has been active in the SPE London Section for many years and co-chair of the Technical Program Committee for the SPE Europec Conference. He has co-authored several SPE Papers mainly in the areas of hydraulic fracturing and pressure transient analysis.


Arnaud Mille

Arnaud Mille - Director