SPE Africa

Regional Director Updates

Omowumi O. Iledare

Oghogho Effiom

The year has commenced with many value adding activities in the various Sections across Africa. I hope you are finding them useful and engaging. The organizers put a lot of effort to providing our members with a wide variety of content across the continent both in-person and virtual so that our members gain the full advantage of their SPE membership.

While it is impossible to list all the events taking place each month across our 16 Sections in Africa, there are two in-person events I would like to highlight to mark your calendars.

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President's Column

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Terry Palisch

Creating Our Energy Future: February 2024

SPE President Terry Palisch is joined by Bryan Hibbard, senior editorial operations manager for SPE, to highlight how writing SPE technical papers and articles for JPT, SPE Journal, and other SPE publications can help to boost your career.

Listen to the podcast or read the transcript.


Members Fueling Progress: Shaping Minds and Illuminating the Path Forward in Nigeria

Felicia Oluwadamilola Olaniran

In the vibrant world of energy education, Felicia Oluwadamilola Olaniran emerges as a guiding force, passionately dedicated to bridging the gap between classrooms and the energy sector. A Geoscience graduate from Olabisi Onabanjo University and an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Lagos Section 61, Felicia serves as an Energy4me Ambassador, driving impactful initiatives to ignite curiosity among students. Read Felicia's story.

Get to Know: Regional Directors with Ogee Effiom

Get to Know: Regional Directors with Ogee Effiom

In this episode of Get To Know, 2023 SPE Africa Regional Director Ogee Effiom shares insights from her extensive technical experience in upstream oil and gas management in both Nigeria and the United States. She also discusses achievements and lessons learned as an outgoing director. Watch on SPE Energy Stream.

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.

Chapters and Sections for the Africa Region