SPE Middle East and North Africa

President's Column

Don’t Kill the Chickens, Build Community Consensus

Darcy Spady

2018 SPE President


Saudi Arabia, the Permian Basin, and global deepwater areas have vastly different futures predicted. Is it time for a deepwater renaissance? Read the article.


Regional Director's Blog

Fareed Abdulla

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

Dear Colleagues,

Happy New Year and wishing you and your families a safe, joyful and prosperous year ahead!

As 2017 draws to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their commitment and dedication in serving SPE. Together, we made great progress in the Middle East and North Africa Region and I congratulate you on your extraordinary accomplishments this year. Our continued success is made possible through your perseverance in networking, collaboration, and support of our many workshops, conferences, and outreach programmes.

The society’s mission of enhancing the technical and professional competency of our members is a continuous and demanding task that necessarily relies on a strong membership base. Therefore, I challenge all of you to take our student and professional memberships to the next level so that we may take our region’s success story to the next level.

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SPE Seminars

Squeezing Lowest Total Cost of Operation from Your ESPs

23 January
Muscat, Oman

Tar Mats and Bitumen Deposition; Origins and Properties

29 January
Dubai, UAE

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Energy4me Programme

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Call for Speakers

SPE/EAGE Workshop: The Future of Geomechanics in Brown Fields and Unconventionals

25-26 April 2018
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Deadline: 31 January 2018

Call for Papers

SPE International Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition

16-18 October 2018
Muscat, Oman
Deadline: 18 March 2018

Upcoming SPE Webinar

When Rocks Stop Leaks: Geological Barriers In Well Integrity

Matteo Loizzo
24 January, 0930 (EST)
0.15 CEUs Offered
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Nonmember Price: USD 119


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