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President's Column


Herding Cats Along the Strategic Roadway

The SPE International Board is an amazing group representing an even more amazing group—SPE membership. We really are passionate volunteers. Sometimes chairing this board can be daunting. Occasionally it is like herding cats.

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Dear Colleagues,

SPE depends greatly upon the talent and dedication of many volunteers to achieve our goals. Therefore, I would like to share some thoughts about the rewards of being a volunteer contributing to the society’s accomplishments.

First, I will begin by expressing my sincere appreciation to the current and past volunteers that have made our region a great success story. I truly hope that I might encourage new volunteers to join their distinguished ranks.    

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ADNOC Director Calls Safeguarding Employees and Environment Critical

"At ADNOC, being serious about our ambition of 100% HSE is not only the right thing to do, but the smart thing, as it makes solid business sense. We expect and empower our staff and contractors to speak up, intervene, and ensure compliance whenever safety is at risk, as it is our firm conviction that HSE is the fundamental platform that enables people, performance, profability, and efficiency - the cornerstones of ADNOC's success."
Abdulmunim Saif Al Kindy
Director, Upstream Directorate

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