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Director's Blog

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Hisham Zubari

In my keynote speech at the January 2023 SPE Symposium entitled “Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Shape the Future of the Energy Industry” in Al Khobar, I presented the wide range of challenges facing the industry; environmental, social, political, competitive, financial, academic, professional, and technological, and then stated that attempts to forecast the state of the fossil fuel  industry strategic positioning in the midst of these challenges would be impossible due to the large number of variables and interdependencies.

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President's Column

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Medhat M. Kamal

SPE’s Uses of Artificial Intelligence and Board Meeting Update

Highlighting news on the recent SPE Board of Directors meeting in Saudi Arabia and SPE’s utilization of artificial intelligence now and its plans for the future.

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2023 Strategic Plan for SPE Approved

During the virtual board meeting in January, the SPE Board of Directors approved the 2023 Strategic Plan. The plan outlines key goals for the Society over the next 4–5 years. The board spent much of the planning time seeking feedback from members globally. Although members’ views on the future of SPE and the industry vary widely, most members have similar concerns and priorities. The Board and leadership will work on specific implementation plans to meet the goals laid out in the plan.

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Regional Directors

Mohamed Al Marzouqi
Middle East and North Africa

Hisham Zubari
Middle East and North Africa



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