SPE Africa

Regional Director Updates

Omowumi O. Iledare

Oghogho Effiom

Welcome to a new season of Renewal and Restoration! There are a number of upcoming SPE activities taking place in Africa, and SPE Members in Africa are encouraged to attend as many of these events as possible. Read more.


President's Column

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Kamel Ben-Naceur

The Evolution of SPE’s Membership

Employment is not a direct function of oil prices, but of upstream and midstream investment and activity. Fluctuations in SPE membership generally lag the activity increase or decrease by 1–2 years. It is expected that the current upcycle of activity will contribute to a rebound in membership, especially among the young professionals. 
Read more.


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

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.

Watch on demand.


Call for Volunteers

SPE is looking for members to volunteer on committees that manage various programs and activities.

Your knowledge, experience, and participation is needed to help ensure the success of these SPE programs. See the full list of opportunities. There are many local, global, and virtual opportunities that need volunteers. Login with your SPE.org credentials, review the opportunities and apply.


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.


Chapters and Sections for the Africa Region