Ender Okandan  (Turkish Organizing Committee,Technical Programme Sub-Committee Chairperson)

Ender Okandan is a professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department at the Middle East Technical University (METU) Turkey. She is presently the Director of the Petroleum Research Centre at METU. She holds a BSc degree from METU, MSc and PhD degrees from Stanford University. She was the founder and the first chairperson of Petroleum Engineering Department during 1982-1994. E. Okandan had edited a book on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering which is an outcome of a summer school held in 1987 Antalya-Turkey. She had served as SPE-Turkish Section Chairperson during 2000-2002. She was a founding member of IGA and a member of its first Board of Directors.