SPE Middle East and North Africa

Director's Blog

Fareed Abdulla

Khalid A. Zainalabedin
SPE Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the SPE Middle East and North Africa (MENA) website and thank you for your participation and contributions to the SPE events. It is hard to believe that the first quarter of 2017 has come to a close, and as we fast approach summer I would like take a moment to reflect on what SPE have achieved so far this year.

In March, SPE were honored to participate the internationally renowned Middle East Oil & Gas Show (MEOS) which was held in Bahrain. This celebrated event played host to over 9000 participants and heard over 400+ quality presentations, all addressing the key issues and challenges faced by today’s industry.

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SPE Seminars

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Call For Papers 

The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC)
Abu Dhabi, UAE
13-16 November 2017
Deadline: 2 May 2017

SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition
Abu Dhabi, UAE
29-31 January 2018
Deadline: 3 May 2017

24 March 2017

India Asks Big Oil Companies "Where Do You Want to Drill?"

India will test whether it can reach its ambitious goal of reducing oil and gas imports by 10% by 2022 with an upcoming auction of oil properties.

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Upcoming Webinars

Soft Skills in Hard Times
27 April 2017 
9:30 AM (EDT)

Becoming an Indispensable Leader
25 May 2017
9:30 AM (EDT)

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