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Director's Blog

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Hesham Zubari

Beyond the Black Gold: The Rise of Green Oil

At the forefront of the new energy landscape, the fossil fuel industry stands redefined by its commitment to safety, sustainability, and innovation. This transformative era marks a departure from traditional practices, propelling the industry toward a future where safety, environmental stewardship, and governance form the cornerstone of operations.

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President's Column

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Terry Palisch

Creating Our Energy Future: April 2024

SPE President Terry Palisch is joined by Paige McCown, SPE senior manager of communication and energy education, to discuss how members can improve the industry’s public image.

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Get To Know: Regional Directors with Hesham Zubari

Get to Know: Regional Directors with Hesham Zubari

In this episode of Get To Know, 2023 SPE Middle East and North Africa Regional Director Hesham Zubari shares his take on where the oil and gas industry is headed, as well as advice for young professionals looking to progress into leadership. We also discuss his role as Chief Technology Officer at Dragon Oil. Watch on SPE Energy Stream.

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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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