Director's Blog

November 2014

Fareed AbdullaDear Colleagues,

This month I would like to share the success of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) which took place 10–13 November 2014 at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Ranked amongst the top 3 oil and gas events globally, with more than $8.5 billion recorded value of business and the largest conference programmes in the world, ADIPEC attracted over 6500 delegates, with 1,834 exhibitors, 16 NOCs, 17 IOCs, and over 70,000 visitors from 128 countries who occupied 100,000 square meters of the exhibition space.

Furthermore, I’d like to highlight upon various 2015 conference which are currently calling for papers. Presenting at an SPE event can provide you with a host of opportunities; submit your abstracts for the SPE North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition (NATC), SPE Reservoir Characterisation and Simulation Conference and Exhibition (RCSC), and SPE Kuwait Oil and Gas Show and Conference (KOGS).

The closing of the year will also be the frame for several workshops, among which are—the SPE Revitalisation of Mature Fields Workshop in Ahmedabad, India; SPE Specialty Oilfield Chemicals I: Development, Applications, and Opportunities, to be held in Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia; the SPE Young Professionals Workshop: Energise Your Future-Building Blocks for Future Opportunities in Dubai, UAE; and SPE Workshop: The Journey to 70% Reservoir Recovery—Multiple Disciplines, Different Methods, One Goal in Abu Dhabi, UAE taking place this December.

Moreover, SPE offers more than 100 courses ranging from introductory to advanced, and covers all SPE technical disciplines. You will learn new methods, techniques, and best practices to deal more effectively with the technical challenges you face each day. To see the list of upcoming training courses in the Middle East, visit

Best regards,

Fareed Abdulla
SPE Regional Director
Middle East and North Africa