Director's Blog

February 2015

Fareed AbdullaDear Colleagues,

This month I would like to encourage participation in the various SPE conferences which are currently calling for papers. Presenting at an SPE event can provide you with a host of opportunities. Submit an abstract for the SPE Middle East Intelligent Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition taking place 26–28 October 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Submission deadline: 17 March 2015. To know more about call for paper categories, or to submit a paper, click here.

In addition, on behalf of the programme committee, I would like to invite you to propose a technical paper for the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) taking place 9–12 November 2015 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Share your expertise submitting a proposal based on the call for paper topics before the deadline of 15 April 2015. For more information on how to submit a paper, click here.

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 www.spe.org/awards. Extended nominations deadline: 15 February 2015.

Last but not the least, I would like to take this opportunity to reach out and thank all the members that participated 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, this is the right time to do so! By renewing your membership, you can take part in all upcoming SPE activities and competitions such as the annual SPE Regional Awards. Also, if you hadn’t renewed your membership last year, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We will gladly extend your member benefits as if you had been a continuous member, putting you well on your way to achieving significant membership milestones. If you wish to renew you membership now, click here. For all other membership queries, please contact Sally Al Kafaji, at +971.4.457.5800.

Best regards,

Fareed Abdulla
SPE Regional Director
Middle East and North Africa