Section Board

Minescu Florea
Section Chairperson

Mr. Florea Minescu was born in 1948 in Surani, Prahova. He graduate of I. L. Caragiale Ploiești High School in 1966 and of the Faculty of Drilling in 1971. He has finnished a doctorate in reservoir engineering in 1984.
He started as young professional at ICPT Câmpina, then until 2018 professor at Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiești. Holder of the Hydrocarbons physics course for 30 years. He published several books, multiple articles in national and foreign magazines, many research contracts and field studies expertise, especially for Petrom S.A. and he has several patents.
Founder of the Hades speleology club and special entrepreneur since 1990, as co-owner of a production company.

Within SPE, as Romanian Section Chairperson, he promotes knowledge and experience sharing between all professionals from the petroleum industry.

Grubac Gabrijel
Program Chairperson

With a background in Petroleum Engineering, Gabrijel is a stimulation engineer with an international experience including USA,UAE and Saudi Arabia. After graduating at the University of Wyoming(USA), Gabrijel started his career in stimulation of unconventional assets in the US. Shortly afterwards, the opportunity presented itself and he was involved in acid and proppant stimulation design and implementation in offshore and onshore fields across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Having accumulated the Middle East experience, USA presented itself as a new challenge where for a year he was involved in stimulation of unconventional assets in North Dakota implementing some of the newest approaches and technologies in hydraulic fracturing.

Gabrijel is currently part of the Production Technology team in OMV Petrom as a senior stimulation engineer where he is involved in designing and implementing stimulation projects in offshore Black Sea.
Knowledge is power. Stay hungry!

Alexandru Czika
Membership Chairperson

My passion for oil and gas industry can be traced back to my pre-professional days where as a student of Biology and Geology Faculty from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, I was deeply fascinated by all the mysteries that occur inside the earth.
Being born in a small city in Transilvania, the lust for knowledge was always present, driving me to be olympic at Technology of Information and always aiming to the top in everything I do.
A new chapter began in 2014 where as a fresh graduate, I was welcomed in the big OMV Petrom family to enhance and polish the skills I obtained during the university. This happy period lasted for 5 years while I was also involved in a Masters Degree at the faculty of Biology and Geology from Cluj-Napoca. I have been involved in many professional trainings, both international and local, some of these being with the highly skilled professionals from the Society of Petroleum Engineers where I joined in 2016 as the Head of Membership, Romanian Section.
A fresh mind needs a fresh body, therefore, during my time at OMV Petrom, I stepped outside the box and attained dancing lessons. After a while, I became an instructor, guiding others on how to be mental and physically healthy while working in any sort of environment.
The end of year 2019 gave me the opportunity to specialize more in the gas industry at the Romanian national gas company Romgaz, where I continue my development as a geologist, being deeply involved in the process of modelling and gas recovery of the reservoirs.
If you would like to know more about me, I’m very pleased to answer your questions to the following e-mail:

All the best!

Ioana Popescu

With a background in Chemical Engineering, Ioana joined the oil and gas industry 6 years ago. She graduated from the University of Bucharest and continued her studies at Oil and Gas University of Ploiesti where she studied chemistry in petroleum industry. Now she works as drilling fluids specialist and is involved in research projects of both drilling fluids and corrosion in oil and gas industries.
She strongly believes that one can not technically succeed unless the fundamentals of the practiced technical domain are not completely understood. There is difference in the details!

Tatiana Mamaliga

Tatiana is working currently as a Drilling Fluids Field Engineer at Schlumberger. She graduated as a Petroleum Engineer from Oil-Gas University of Ploiesti in 2017. She’s been actively involved with SPE since her first year in the university and held various roles in the SPE Romanian Section. She believes that volunteering is an experience that allows individuals to see beyond any conventional boxes.

Erika Johana Tovar
YP Chairperson

Currently working as Europe Sales Manager – Production Solutions, Erika has 9 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry and has graduated from Universidad de America (Bogota, Colombia) in petroleum engineering. She also obtained an MBA at the Cerem Business School, Spain.

What sets you apart?
“Colombian, very passionate leader for what I do and believe. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling around the world, visiting my family in Colombia, meeting new people, new cultures and places. I like tennis, soccer, volleyball and golf.
Strong believer that everything that happens has a reason to be and that dreams come true with effort and dedication.”