Director's Blog

November 2015

Fareed Abdulla Dear Colleagues,

I would like to share the great success of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) which took place 9–12 November 2015 at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi, UAE attracting more than 95,000 visitors and over 7000 delegates. The comprehensive programme included two ministerial, two CEO plenary sessions and 500+ presentations.

I would also like to encourage all of you to register for the 9th International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) will take place 6–9 December 2015 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) in Doha, Qatar, which will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar. The comprehensive conference programme will include 2 CEO plenary sessions, 5 panel sessions, 62 technical sessions, 4 training courses and more. Registrations are open to all oil and gas operators, service companies, and suppliers.

The 5000 sq. m. exhibition alongside the conference is free-to-attend for everyone. Visitors will have the opportunity to network with more than 5000 industry professionals, access one conference session of their choice, access 23 hours of technical content being presented on the exhibit floor, test the safe drive demo and simulation, visit 80 plus exhibitors, and much more. To register, visit

Last but not least, I would also like to keep encouraging all of you as members in the Middle East and North Africa region to volunteer your time and experience. By volunteering you can influence programmes and activities that drive our mission with your knowledge and experience; enhance your leadership skills; meet and work with other members from across the globe; contribute in your area of interest at both the local and international level. For more information or to become a volunteer, visit

Best wishes,

Fareed Abdulla
SPE Regional Director - Middle East and North Africa