SPE CARES: “GIVE A GHAF” TREE PLANTING PROGRAMME
25 Sep 2016 | Greenworks, Al Barari Development
With ATCE being the largest conference for SPE members, it is a great opportunity for many of us to give back to the community that graciously hosts us for the week. Active involvement in local community service encourages positive press for the oil and gas industry and sets the stage for SPE members to develop meaningful networks, which is especially critical given the current industry climate. Therefore, SPE launched a new initiative called SPE Cares, an SPE Community Service initiative, aimed at promoting, supporting and participating in charitable, education, humanitarian and social community services at the Section and Student Chapter’s level.
The initiative not only aims to hold events/activities at ATCE, but also recognise community service that SPE members are already conducting in their respective student chapters and professional sections.
On its official launch this year at ATCE Dubai, SPE Cares will conduct a “Give a Ghaf” Tree Planting Programme to help preserve Ghaf’s cultural and ecological heritage. The Ghaf tree is an indigenous species, specific to UAE, Oman and Saudi Arabia. It is a drought tolerant, evergreen tree that can survive a harsh desert environment.
SPE Cares need volunteers to help lead Ghaf tree’s conservation effort by participating in a public awareness drive aimed at protecting the wild Ghaf and helping to plant them.
The SPE Cares work group encourages community service and networking among SPE members from around the world as we gather for the largest SPE meeting held in Dubai.
SPE Cares Workgroup
The Pennsylvania State University Student Chapter
Production Engineer, Texas Oil and Gas Institute
Gulf Coast Section, Houston, Texas
Reservoir Engineer, Saudi Aramco
Saudi Arabia Section
Bogota, Colombia Section
Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University Chapter
Petroleum Engineering Graduate and National Youth Corps Member
Port Harcourt Section, Nigeria
Mechanical Static Engineer, Shell
Calgary, Canada Section
University of New South Wales Student Chapter
Principal Data Transformation Analyst, IHS Rushmore Reviews
Reservoir Engineer, Nalcor Energy
Atlantic Canada Section