SPE Middle East and North Africa

Director's Blog

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Mohamed Al Marzouqi

It is a privilege to serve the petroleum engineering community as the SPE Middle East and North Africa regional director during this crucial period of industrial development. Since more than a century ago, the mission of SPE to disseminate knowledge to the public has played a significant role in bringing together people and organisations with similar interests across boundaries. This is becoming increasingly vital as the energy landscape evolves rapidly...

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President's Column

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Medhat M. Kamal

Uptick in Capital Expenditures Highlights the Continued Need for Petroleum Engineering Skills

Spending plans announced by oil and gas companies indicate that about 80% of their budgets are directed toward traditional E&P, efforts to reduce emissions and carbon footprints, and sustainable investment in new energy. It is reasonable to expect that with these budget increases, there will be an uptick in the employment of petroleum professionals.

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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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