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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

Q&A: 2023 SPE President Medhat M. Kamal

Medhat M. Kamal will take office as 2023 SPE President during the 2022 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in October. He shares his views of the challenges facing our industry and SPE members, his outlook for our industry, and what his goals will be during his presidency.

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Stimulation Activities in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East

Stimulation Activities in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East

This SPE Live focuses on stimulation practices used in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. The experts also discuss the potential proppant over-displacement in horizontal well fracturing in conventional tight reservoirs, the biggest challenges for speeding up stimulation of offshore wells, and recent activity in stimulation in the region.

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Regional Directors

Qasem Al Kayoumi
Middle East and North Africa

Hisham Zubari
Middle East and North Africa



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