Director's Blog

Fareed AbdullaMarch 2014

Dear Colleagues,

SPE events are not only valuable for knowledge sharing and learning, but also for networking and meeting your industry peers. This month, I would like to take the opportunity to inform you about the 2014 SPE EOR Conference, held alongside OGWA, which will take place 31 March–2 April in Muscat, Oman. This conference will bring together global experts in all forms of EOR techniques to present, share and discuss their ideas, initiatives, and findings. Seize this opportunity to be part of this event, register now!

The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) taking place 10–13 November 2014 is calling for papers. We would like to invite you to submit paper proposals before 15 April 2014. It is a remarkable opportunity for you to share your experiences, innovations, and best practices with the global E&P community. To submit your paper proposal, please log on to

Further, I would like to highlight upon the first SPE Oilfield Water Management Conference and Exhibition taking place 21–22 April in Kuwait. This conference is dedicated to helping you find solutions to your water management challenges. More details and registration information can be found on the website.

The Middle East region had the largest number of new members consecutively for the past 5 years; 2013 has seen an increase of 15.58% over 2012. For those members who are yet to renew their membership, time is running out. Renew your membership today to continue enjoying the many benefits. For any queries with regards to login information, membership status, or mailing address update, contact us at You can also view a demonstration on how to renew your professional membership by clicking here!

Best regards,

Fareed Abdulla
SPE Regional Director
Middle East and North Africa