Director's Blog

October 2014

Fareed AbdullaDear Colleagues,

November will be a special month for SPE Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, as one of the most important events in the region, the 17th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) will take place 10–13 November 2014 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Established as one of the largest conference programmes globally, the ADIPEC 2014 Conference, under the theme of 'Challenges and Opportunities for the Next 30 Years', offers all professionals world class plenary and technical content.

The conference will feature a ministerial panel session, 2 executive plenary sessions, 8 panel sessions, and 81 technical sessions with over 480 speakers from 111 organisations and 37 countries covering the following topics: E&P Geoscience, Unconventional Resources, Field Development, Drilling and Completion Technology, Projects Engineering and Management, Operational Excellence, HSE, Gas Technology, and People & Talents.

The event will also have special sessions dedicated to IT, academia, industry breakfasts, and topical luncheons. Other activities such as field trips will take place alongside ADIPEC. Four training courses are also scheduled to take place alongside the event on 9 November.

ADIPEC continues to be a valuable opportunity for all oil and gas professionals to contribute to the progress of our industry and a better future for our communities. The inspiring conference programme will feature several new initiatives and promises to engage and benefit all participants. We look forward to your active participation in ADIPEC 2014. To register, visit

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend SPE’s upcoming event on artificial lift taking place this November. Building on the success of the last conference, the second edition of the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition will take place 26–27 November 2014, in Manama, Bahrain. The conference will cover current known artificial lift methods and explore new types of artificial lift applications. Less than 5 weeks left to the conference. Register for this event now.

Best regards,

Fareed Abdulla
SPE Regional Director
Middle East and North Africa