Dubai, UAE (5 June 2013)—The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) received special recognition from the Dubai government during the Al Safeer Annual Recognition Event organized by the Dubai Convention and Events Bureau on 3 June 2013.
The SPE Middle East, North Africa, and India office, located in Dubai, was recognized for bringing the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) to Dubai in 2016, which will help promote tourism and trade in the city.
In accepting the award, Waleed Refaay, managing director of SPE Middle East, North Africa, and India, said, “ATCE 2016 will be a success story for Dubai and the global oil and gas community given the city’s reputation as global business capital, and SPE’s standing as the largest association of upstream oil and gas professionals in the world.”
The SPE Board of Directors approved the 2013 International Award recipients at their recent meeting in Calgary, Canada. The winners were chosen from a pool of first-rate candidates. Seventeen international award committees recommended these winners to the board because of their outstanding and significant technical, professional, and service contributions to SPE and the petroleum industry. SPE President Egbert Imomoh will present the awards to the winners at the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in New Orleans. Please join SPE in congratulating the 2013 SPE International Award recipients.
The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) has developed a new tool for sharing best practices in sustainability in engineering education, mainly at the university level. It’s called SEEKRR, which stands for Sustainable Engineering Education Key Resource Repository.