Director's Blog

March 2015

Fareed Abdulla Dear Industry Colleagues,

This month I would like to inform you about the success of the 19th MEOS which took place 8–11 March in Manama, Bahrain, attracting a global audience of NOCs, IOCs, and major operating companies from the oil and gas industry. The event attracted more than 160 technical presentations, 300 exhibitors, and 8,227 attendees making it one of the largest events of the region.

On behalf of the Executive and Programme Committees, I invite you to submit paper proposals for The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), the world’s meeting point for oil and gas professionals. The event will take place 9–12 November 2015 at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Don't miss the opportunity to be part of an outstanding technical programme! Submit your paper proposals before the deadline of 15 April 2015.

It indeed is an honour to bring to you the 5th edition of the SPE North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition taking place 14–16 September 2015 in Cairo, Egypt. With over 450 abstracts received from 41 countries and 82 companies for the programme committee to rate and select, the event will be an international platform to discuss and share the knowledge, experiences and latest technical applications pertaining to the current issues within the oil and gas industry in North Africa. For more information about the event, click here!

Furthermore, it is our pleasure to inform you that the paper submission deadline for SPE Middle East Intelligent Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition has been extended. We will continue to accept paper proposals until 1st April 2015. Seize this opportunity to be a part of this distinguished event taking place 26–28 October 2015 in Dubai, UAE. To view the full list of categories or to propose a technical paper, click here!

I would like to introduce all our members to the SPE Competency Management Tool. An SPE initiative that will allow our members to assess their current professional capabilities against one of 22 key E&P job competency models which covers: geosciences; reservoir engineering; well engineering; production engineering and operations; project and facilities engineering; and health, safety and environment. Take control of your professional development. Click here to find out more!

Last but not the least, if you haven’t renewed your SPE membership for 2015, there is still time to do so. Renew your membership today to enjoy the many benefits SPE has to offer. If you wish to renew you membership now, click here. For all other membership queries, please contact Sally Al Kafaji, at or call +971.4.457.5800.

Best wishes,
Fareed Abdulla
SPE Regional Director
Middle East and North Africa