Director's Blog

January 2015

Fareed AbdullaDear Colleagues,

New Year wishes and Greetings from SPE Middle East and North Africa. As we say good-bye to 2014 and usher in 2015, I want to take a few moments to once again reach out to all of our members and say, Thank you to all of you for your participation in the various events organised by SPE this past year. For those members who are yet to renew their membership and would like to continue to enjoy the many benefits SPE has to offer, there is still time! Renew your membership today. For any queries with regards to login information, membership status, mailing address update, please contact Sally Al Kafaji.

2014 was a very active and successful year for SPE. Keeping in mind the up-and-coming successor of the SPE Reservoir Characterisation and Simulation Conference and Exhibition, here is an opportunity for you to participate in the fifth edition of this conference taking place 14–16 September 2015 at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, UAE. I encourage you all to propose a technical paper before the deadline of 3 February 2015, and get a chance to be a part of this renowned event. To know more about call for paper categories, or to submit a paper »

The 2015 ADIPEC Call for Papers will be opening soon. To register your interest, contact Gunjan Parashar at or call +971.4.457.5823.

Behind every winner is a great nomination—SPE Awards recognise members for their technical contributions, professional excellence, career achievement, service to colleagues, industry leadership, and public service in the upstream oil and gas industry. Applaud excellence in the E&P industry by nominating a colleague for an annual award given by the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Do you know someone who deserves recognition for outstanding work in the E&P industry? If so, nominate a colleague today! To know more about nominee eligibility, visit Nominations will be accepted through 15 February 2015.

Here’s wishing you all the best and plenty of professional success in the months to come.

Best regards,

Fareed Abdulla
SPE Regional Director
Middle East and North Africa