Eve Sprunt

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Eve Sprunt
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PhD Geophysics
PhD university Stanford University

Biography 2015

Now a consultant, Eve Sprunt worked for Chevron from 2000 through 2013 in a variety of management roles in earth sciences R&D, business development, university relations and recruiting, venture capital, and climate change policy. Before joining Chevron, Eve worked for Mobil for 21 years, including positions in upstream new business development and research. She holds 23 patents, authored 28 technical articles, and has written over 120 industry editorials.[1]

Eve was 2006 president of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), was made an Honorary Member of SPE in 2010 (SPE’s highest award), and is treasurer of the SPE Foundation. In 2013 she was honored by the Society of Women Engineers with the Achievement Award, which is its highest award. She is a founder of the Society of Core Analysts and has served on visiting committees for MIT and the Colorado School of Mines. Eve holds BS and MS degrees from MIT in earth and planetary sciences and was the first woman to receive a PhD degree from Stanford University in geophysics.

A member of SEG since 1975, in 2010 SEG President-elect, Klaas Koster, enticed her to become more involved by asking her to lead a task force on whether or not to form SEG's Women’s Network Committee. After the committee was formed, she served as chairperson for two terms and has remained a very active participant. She is also a member of SPE, SPWLA, Society of Core Analysts, AGU, GSA, AWIS, SWE, and Sigma Xi.

Honors and Awards

  • 2015-2016 Second Vice President SEG
  • 2013 Society of Women Engineers Achievement Award (the highest award of that society)
  • 2010 Honorary Member of SPE (top honor of this society)
  • 2006 President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

SEG Second Vice-President Position Statement

As a veteran of professional society leadership in other organizations and a non-seismologist, what do I bring to the position? Every successful professional society has its own niche. Societies differ to satisfy variations in the needs of their memberships. Some people’s interests are such that they are satisfied by a single organization. Others like myself, have broad, multidisciplinary interests and belong to many groups. Breadth of experience brings perspective and familiarity with alternative approaches. While recognizing that every group is different, experience in leadership in other groups can provide valuable insights.

The demographics of SEG are rapidly changing with a large and growing fraction of the membership outside of the United States. Experience with how other societies have engaged members around the world to truly globalize is valuable. We should leverage technology to build more active worldwide engagement in leadership and committee activities, and embrace diversity in award selection.

Also, women comprise a large percentage of our members under the age of 40. We should continue to develop ways to make women feel that they have equal opportunity to participate in SEG's leadership and that the contributions of women will be recognized.