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)

15 Sep

Shale Selection, Completions, Fracturing and Production

Cairo, Egypt

Drilling and Completions

George E. King, Distinguished Engineering Advisor, Apache

16 Sep

Field Developments and Technical Solutions—Marginal Fields 

Cairo, Egypt

Reservoir Description and Dynamics

Ahmed Aly, Chairman, Technical Petroleum Services 

3 Nov

Introduction to Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature, Acoustic, and Chemical 

Istanbul, Turkey

Production and Operations  Reservoir Description and Dynamics

James J. Smolen,
Petroleum Computing

25 Nov

Artificial Lift and Production Optimisation—Techniques and Solutions 

Manama, Bahrain

Production and Operations

Rajan Chokshi, Director, Training & Business Development, Production Systems, Weatherford 

25 Nov

Challenging Artificial Lift Solutions—Paradigm Shift to Excellence

Manama, Bahrain

Production and Operations

Sisir Kumar De, Technical Manager, Weatherford  

7 Dec

An Overview of Heavy Oil Recovery

Mangaf, Kuwait

Reservoir Description and Dynamics

Behrooz Fattahi, 2014 President, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers; 2010 President, Society of Petroleum Engineers

7 Dec

Heavy Oil Upgrading

Mangaf, Kuwait

Reservoir Description and Dynamics

Mamun Absi-Halabi, Principal Research Scientist, Petroleum Research Center; Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research Abdulazim Marafi, Research Scientist, Petroleum Research Center, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

26 Jan

Flow Assurance—Managing Flow Dynamics and Production Chemistry

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Projects, Facilities and Construction

Abul Jamaluddin, Schlumberger

22–23 Feb

Hydraulic Fracturing Technology for Shale and Tight Reservoirs

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Production and Operations Reservoir Description and Dynamics Drilling and Completions

Steve Hennings, Source Rock Engineering

24–26 Feb

Shale and Tight Reservoir Evaluation and Development

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Reservoir Description and Dynamics

Steve Hennings, Source Rock Engineering

8 Mar

Forecasting Production and Estimating Reserves in Unconventional Reservoirs 

Manama, Bahrain

Reservoir Description and Dynamics

W. John Lee 

8 Mar

Hydraulic Fracturing Optimisation

Manama, Bahrain

Production and Operations

Ahmed Abou-Sayed, President/CEO and Founder, Advantek International

15–17 Mar

Oil and Gas Fundamentals

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Reservoir Descriptions and Dynamics Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Management and Information

Drilling and Completions Production and Operations Projects, Facilities and Construction

Ahmed Abou-Sayed, President/CEO and Founder, Advantek International

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