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Energise Your Future: Building Blocks for Future Opportunities

14 – 16 December, 2014

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | The Address Dubai Marina Hotel

About this Workshop


Young talent, knowledge, and perspectives are vital for the world to solve our future energy challenge. Addressing the youth and involving young people in the design of our future energy solutions is key to recognising their significant role in the growth of the petroleum industry. It is important to give the young generation the scope to develop their own ideas, talents, and competencies to create viable solutions for the future of our world.

SPE has a vision for “youth engaged in the petroleum industry to design a sustainable future”, which can be achieved through creating collaborative, global forums for young professionals to be heard, promote a realistic image of the petroleum industry, its challenges and opportunities, and bridge the generation gap through mentorship networks.

The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for young professionals, engineers, and oil and gas industry professionals (with particular focus on the Middle East Region, North Africa, India, and Europe) to present and disseminate information amongst themselves in order to prepare and equip the new generation of leaders in the oil and gas industry to confidently face future global challenges. Topics like personal development, clear career paths, women’s challenges, leadership and management, professional societies, and more will be addressed in this workshop.


This workshop will aim at reviewing international best practices related to integrated services, focus on challenges and models available and applicable to the Middle East, and share regional experiences from a positive and negative standpoint.

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 learnt.


  • 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 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 ATW 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.