SPE Middle East and North Africa

Director's Blog

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Qasem Al Kayoumi

It feels like yesterday when I took over the post as SPE MENA Regional Director in September 2019, time flies. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a good start; COVID-19 had a catastrophic impact on our industry – starting in 2020 leading oil prices to tumble and the lockdown restricting travel to combat the pandemic crippled the global economy. Staying home and remote working was the new norm. Now, thank God, the pandemic is behind us...

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President's Column

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Medhat M. Kamal

Lessons Learned as SPE Moves Forward

In 2022, several events took place that required a pause to think about their effect on our Society. It is time to close the chapter on these events, recognizing the lessons learned from them, and move forward with the main activities of SPE to provide members with the technical and professional support that allows us to provide the world with the energy it needs.

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You Can Make a 2023 SPE Award Nomination Today

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  • International – 15 February 2023
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Technical Papers and Libraries

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8th LEWAS Awards and Symposium, Registration Open
30 November 2022 I Art Hotel I Bahrain

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Network with other energy professionals and join us as we explore “Energy Future: Infinite Possibilities”.

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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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