Regional Director Updates
The year is certainly roaring by quickly. This April, there have been many SPE events in Africa, most notable is the Regional PetroBowl® qualifiers for the student chapters sponsored by the five Nigerian Sections. In May, the same event will take place in Ghana for the other student chapters in Africa. It promises to be an exciting time especially for the students and I will keep you posted on the results. The winners will be representing Africa at the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in San Antonio, Texas later this year.
Medhat M. Kamal
SPE’s Uses of Artificial Intelligence and Board Meeting Update
Highlighting news on the recent SPE Board of Directors meeting in Saudi Arabia and SPE’s utilization of artificial intelligence now and its plans for the future.
Africa Set To Fuel Asian Growth and Its Own Brighter Future
African oil and gas is increasingly becoming an investment magnet as new discoveries position the continent as a guarantor of energy security to emerging Asian nations and as Africa itself seeks to enter the 21st century. Read more at JPT.
West Africa Business Outlook and Technology Trends
Osita Okoye moderates a discussion with Gerardo Franco and Fred Arasteh about business opportunities in West Africa. Hear how current oil prices and supply chain issues affect the planning and development of fields to maintain steady operations.
As other regions in the world focus on an energy transition agenda; Africa is focused on maximizing its assets’ value, productivity, and resources while keeping a strong ESG guidance. For professionals and companies looking to diversify their opportunities, the continent is full of options and challenges that need to be properly considered.
Call for Volunteers
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In Their Professional Opinion
Industry Interviews are 30-minute voice-only dialogues with experts about their personal and professional experiences in the oil and gas industry. Recorded live, but archived and available on-demand, these interviews are ready at your convenience even when you are pressed for time. Listen in.
Natural Gas Helps Eliminate Energy Poverty
With a staggering 1 billion people on the planet without access to electricity and clean cooking fuels, natural gas is one key solution to help lift these people out of poverty and improve their quality of life. Since 2000, the International Energy Agency reports that 26% of the gains in access have come from natural gas. And with new discoveries and facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa and other regions, the future has never looked brighter.
Read more on SPE's Fueling Progress blog
SPE Online Education: Take Yourself to Greater Depths
Explore your technical knowledge right from your computer with SPE webinars, online training courses, and videos. Join our industry experts as they explore solutions to real problems and discuss trending topics. Learn more.
Video: Petroleum Resources Management System
SPE has two new offerings for the PRMS. These are very short videos explaining two of the most complicated topics in the document. Take a look now and watch for more to be added later. Watch now.