Message from Africa Regional Director


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January 2022

Dear members,

Happy New Year!

As we start 2022, my hope is that you and your loved ones are safe, healthy, and ready for the new year. 

Have you made New Year Resolutions? I always use the start of the year to reframe my goals, aspirations, identify my gaps and map out an improvement journey for the year. Of course, each new year brings its own set of challenges, surprises, disappointments, and opportunities but I find it helpful to start with a plan in mind but be ready to adapt as realities unfold. 

The SPE Community has a number of exciting events for our members: 

You will see more details from the SPE Board on our potential merger with AAPG. There was a townhall on Monday, January 10th, and if you missed it, you can watch here.

The Africa Student Paper Contest qualifiers and PetroBowl qualifications will take place in Q1 while the Africa Region Section Officers Workshop and the Africa YP Congress will take place in Q2/Q3.

I will continue to share news and information with you as the plans get more firm. 

Lastly, I sincerely hope to visit one or two sections in Africa (COVID restrictions permitting!) so if you want me to visit your section first, send me your suggestion for consideration! 

I wish you and yours all the best this year and always!

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Oghogho Effiom
SPE Regional Director—Africa

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