Training Courses

We understand the importance of continuing education for keeping skills up to date, improving expertise or learning new techniques, our programmes and courses help our members maintain high professional standards.

SPE offers courses ranging from introductory to advanced, covering the following technical disciplines:

Upcoming Training Courses in the Middle East and North Africa

Dates Course Title Location Discipline Instructor(s)

13 Dec 2015

TRIZ Principles and Prospects of Innovations in Drilling Oil and Gas Wells

Cairo, Egypt

Drilling and Completions

Fouad Khalaf
Emeritus Professor, Cairo University

14 Dec

Introduction to Finding, Evaluating, Drilling, and Producing Shale Plays

Cairo, Egypt

Moustafa Oraby
North Africa Technology Manager, Halliburton

25 Jan 2016

Modern Well Design

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Bernt S. Aadnoy
Professor of Drilling Engineering, Stavanger University

7 Feb 2016

Well Placement Geosteering

Dubai, UAE

Jean-Michel Denichou
Well Placement and Geology Domain Head for D&M Head Quarter, Schlumberger

15 Feb 2016

Reservoir Characterisation Using Tracers in Interwell, Inflow and Well Stimulation Applications

Mangaf, Kuwait

Sarika Pugla
Reservoir Technology Manager, Tracerco

20 Mar 2016

In-Situ Recovery Methods and SAGD

Muscat, Oman

Reservoir Description and Dynamics

K.C. Yeung
Chief Advisor, Technology & Petroleum Engineering at Brion Energy

21 Mar 2016

Cement Mechanical Behavior and Cement Sheath Mechanical Integrity

Dubai, UAE

Axel-Pierre Bois
Founder and CEO, CURISTEC

22 Mar 2016

Chemical Enhanced Recovery

Muscat, Oman


Mojdeh Delshad
Research Professor of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

17 Apr 2016

Production Forecasts and Reserves Estimates in Unconventional Resources

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Management and Information

W. John Lee
Professor Emeritus, Texas A&M University

20 Apr 2016 Managing Your Business using PRMS Abu Dhabi, UAE

Management and Information

John Etherington
Managing Director, PRA International Limited

Doug Peacock
Technical Director, Gaffney, Cline & Associates

For more information, contact Gehan Megahed at +971.4.457.5875 or fax +971.4.457.3164.

Technical Disciplines

Reservoir Descriptions and Dynamics - Reservoir Description and Dynamics
Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility - Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility
Management and Information - Management and Information
Drilling and Completions - Drilling and Completions
Production and Operations - Production and Operations
Projects, Facilities and Construction - Projects, Facilities and Construction