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Director's Blog

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Qasem Al-Kayoumi

Eid Mubarak and I hope you are all well and in good health. Our oil industry and the whole global economy is still going through challenging times as a result of COVID-19. However, I believe the worst is behind us and there are many signs that indicate we are heading for recovery. Read more.

President's Column

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Tom Blasingame


Chapter 8: Trade Winds

President Tom Blasingame reminds SPE members that the pandemic is not over and that SPE has a long way to go before significant revenue is realized. However, SPE’s commitment remains strong to maintain consistent, high-quality services to its members—not only in good times, but in difficult times as well. Read more.

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SPE Live On-Demand: Featuring Speakers from the Region

New SPE Online Education Series

Discover the new Savvy Separator Online Education Series—This ten-part video series provides a basic level of understanding of separator design and troubleshooting. The 15–30 minute videos are based on a 2-day SPE separator training class. Separator types, design methodology, inlet piping effects, and internals are discussed along with a review of troubleshooting methods and case studies. Register Today.

New SPE Member Benefit Offered on OnePetro®

In 2021, SPE professional members will receive six complimentary downloads of SPE papers annually. To receive this member benefit, Sign In to OnePetro® then click on Your Name > My Memberships. Once there, choose SPE and enter your SPE.org credentials.

SPE will also continue to support our members during these difficult times by extending the discounted SPE Member pricing of USD 5 per SPE paper on OnePetro through 31 June 2021.

2021 SPE Distinguished Lecturers Schedule

The Distinguished Lecturer programme focuses on industry trends, challenges, and technology applications and advances. It has speakers from various disciplines and professions. For the 2020–2021 SPE Distinguished Lecturer season, the following topics and speakers will be presented. Checkout the calendar for a schedule of the Distinguished Lecturers.


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