Egypt: Young Professionals in the Mediterranean Offshore Conference

The 4th Mediterranean Offshore Conference and Exhibition took place in April in Alexandria, Egypt. The conference attracted high-level technical experts, key industry professionals, specialists, and decision makers in the upstream, downstream, and petrochemical sectors of the petroleum industry.

Osama Taha (Pico Oil), Tamer El-Rayes (EDF), and Mohamed Ali (Halliburton-Landmark) from Egypt’s YP program attended, helping design and prepare posters for the exhibition and working in the SPE booth, welcoming visitors and explaining the benefits of SPE to both young and senior professionals. Many visitors, especially young professionals, showed interest in SPE and YP Programs.

Sameh Fahmy, Egyptian Minister of Petroleum, visited the SPE booth and was very interested to hear more about the YP activities in Egypt and the Middle East region as well as future plans. He said that the YP-Egypt team is welcome to meet him in his office in the near future to discuss how the ministry can support YP activities.

YP-Egypt members were successful in delivering several messages to the YPs through the SPE booth over the 3 days of the exhibition. This included the importance of the SPE website, the benefits of the e-Mentoring program that helps YPs develop their careers with the aid of other professionals, Applied Technology Workshops, Technical Interest Groups, and local monthly SPE meetings that host industry leaders.


Egyptian Petroleum Minister H.E. Mr. Sameh Fahmy, third from left, visits the SPE booth. (Above)

Nael Sadek, Lufkin