SPE Middle East and North Africa

President's Column

Why the Fracturing Craze?

Darcy Spady

2018 SPE President


Did you know that fracturing is not permitted in parts of the Middle East? And it has been that way for a long time.
Read the President's Column in JPT.

International HSE Conference Nurtures Sustainability and Relationships

"This is an opportunity that each of us has to be a voice in the room, to help really shape where the industry goes and to really understand what are the issues that we need to tackle. And I think that one of the upsides of the conference is that we try to structure it so you don’t just come and you’re fed, you’re just given stuff. There's an opportunity to influence where the industry goes."
Jack Hinton
Programme Co-Chair
Chief Health, Safety, and Environment Officer
Baker Hughes, a GE company

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Practical Aspects of CO2 Flooding EOR, and CO2 Geosequestration

25 March
Muscat, Oman

Strategic Surveillance: Cost-Effective Options

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Muscat, Oman

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Call for Speakers

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

2-3 May 2018
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Deadline: 28 February 2018

Call for Papers

SPE International Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition

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

The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC)

12-15 November 2018
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Deadline: 1 May 2018

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First-Ever Environmental Characterization of Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Oil and Gas Production

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