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Young Professionals Outlook to 2030

4 – 6 December 2012

Dubai, UAE | The Address Dubai Marina

About this Workshop


From wood in 1850 to oil and natural gas in 2012, we can see the great evolution in energy resources and technologies over time. Nowadays, oil and natural gas are the most dominating resources of energy worldwide. A key challenge is how to enhance economic performance while sustaining high standards towards the environment and the society. Young professionals should learn from history evolving technologies and energy resources to plan for the growing and demanding future of energy. This workshop aims to introduce young professionals to different tactics of solving energy challenges in order to meet future energy demands and minimise environmental risks. Additionally, reaching out to low living standards and poverty around the world is expected to be achieved by 2030.

This workshop is an opportunity to benefit from the interactive sessions that will help you to be part of the positive change we all would like to see by 2030. The sessions will be as follows:

  • Fresh energy for tomorrow’s challenges
  • Expertise and soft skills: who’s leading?
  • Oil and gas: black’s role in the green future
  • Talent development and professional virtue

Who Should Attend

The workshop is primarily aimed at young professionals, engineers, human resources professionals, policy makers, industry recruiters, educators, government administrators, and organisations dealing with young professionals.

Visa Information

SPE Middle East, North Africa, and India will assist in providing a visa invitation letter, upon request in writing, to confirmed registrants after receiving full payment of registration fees. Visa invitation letters take five days to issue from the date of request and it is the delegate's responsibility to obtain their own visa. SPE cannot issue the visa nor can we guarantee it will be obtained.

Workshop Guidelines


Two (2) days of informal discussions prompted by selected keynote presentations and discussions. Workshops maximise the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended breakout sessions and Q&A periods. The majority of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements, and lessons learned.


  • Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers, and handouts are not expected from speakers.
  • Work in progress, new ideas, and interesting projects are sought.
  • Professionally-prepared visual aids are not required; handwritten view graphs are entirely acceptable.
  • Note-taking by participants is encouraged.

Poster Session

The Steering Committee encourages registrations from professionals who are able to prepare and present a poster on a relevant project. For further details kindly contact May Asmer, membership services manager, at masmer@spe.org.


Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Steering Committee encourages attendance from those who can contribute to the workshop most effectively either in discussions or with posters. A mix of attendees in terms of geographic origin, companies, and disciplines will be encouraged.

Workshop Deliverables

  • The Steering Committee will appoint a “scribe” to record the discussions and to produce the full workshop report for SPE.
  • This report will be circulated to all attendees as the workshop deliverable within 4–6 weeks following the workshop. The copyright of the report is with SPE.
  • PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on a specific SPE URL address after the workshop Provision of the materials by the speakers will signify their permission for SPE to do so.


In keeping with workshop objectives and the SPE mission, commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logos must be limited to the title slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation in the workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.

Continuing Education Units

Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.