Recently elected as Vice President of the New South Wales Branch of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Andy Lukas serves as Chairperson Communications and Outreach, Chairperson Mentor Program, Liaison with Engineers Australia, and the NSW representative on SPE’s AU/NZ/PNG Council.
“I’m really pleased to help the SPE. I haven’t come across an organisation that is so willing to share technical knowledge so well,” says Andy, “it is just fantastic the quality of information readily available through SPE. It’s a unique library of current experience and knowledge that’s readily available to its members. It’ a wonderful source of useful information.”
“Mentoring the next generation is particularly exciting given the talent in our industry. We have some very interesting events coming up.”
“There is a lot going on in the petroleum industry: sequestration, hydrogen, expansion into more unconventional fields. The petroleum industry is ideally placed to accelerate new technologies in the energy transition.”
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a worldwide association of professionals whose mission is to collect, disseminate and exchange technical knowledge about the exploration, development and production of oil & gas resources and technology. The SPE seeks to advance the oil and gas community’s ability to meet the world’s energy demands in a safe, environmentally responsible and sustainable manner.
Andy is the Executive Chairman of AJ Lucas Services Pty Ltd with more than 56 years of experience in oil and gas engineering. He has built pipelines around the world and pioneered horizontal directional drilling (HDD) in Australia. He has previously been the President and Director of the International Pipeline and Offshore Contractors Association (now the Australian Pipeline and Gas Association) and a member of the Australian Welding Research Association.