SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition 29 - 31 Jan 2018 Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi , UAE


A. Salim David Khemakhem* (Co-Chair)

Ryan Seike (Co-Chair)
Baker Hughes, a GE company

Adib Al-Mumen* (Co-Chair)
Saudi Aramco

Abdul Rahman Ahmed Al Zubaidi

ADNOC Drilling

Abdul Mohsen M. AL-Marzooqi

ADNOC Offshore

Ahmed Almheiri

ADNOC Offshore

Haitham Jadallah

ADNOC Offshore

Mouza Al Houqani

ADNOC Offshore

Anit Pillai

Al Dhafra Petroleum Operating Company

Mahmoud M. Hassan*

Al Ghaith Oilfield Supplies and Services Co.

Chris Kuijken

AlMansoori Specialized Engineering 

Ibrahim Al-Alawi*

AlMansoori Specialized Engineering 

Sameh El Afifi

AlMansoori Specialized Engineering 

Imran Shah

Baker Hughes, a GE company

Javier A. Franquet 

Baker Hughes, a GE company

Tuna Eren

İzmir Katip Celebi University

Andrew Thomson

Cameron, a Schlumberger company

Pedro Saldungaray

Carbo Ceramics

Eric Roth

Rig Integrity Global Services

Rolv Rommetveit


Mazen Doha*

Exxon Al-Khalij Inc.

Wael El Deftar


Oumer Tahir

Hunting Energy Services

Manoj Raghavan*

KCA Deutag Operations Services DMCC

Joey Husband

Nabors Drilling

Rami Bakir* 

NOV Completion & Production Solutions

Lee Dolman


Jason Crowe

Paragon Offshore

Luis Remisio


Mohd Syazwan Ab Murad

PETRONAS Carigali Iraq Holdings BV

Amr El Sharkawy


Alexey Ruzhnikov


Mohamed El Gamal


Bart van der Plas


Jorge Pinal


Gerhard Thonhauser

TDE Group

Berna Hascakir

Texas A&M University

Sam Noynaert

Texas A&M University

Ruslan Makhiyanov


James Barry

Turbo-Chem® International

Douglas Smith


Hisham Zebian


*Committee members continuing from 2016 edition of Conference

"2018 MEDT provides the only forum in the middle east for operators, service companies, drilling contractors, and manufacturers to share their latest technologies, challenges and future needs to bring the world of drilling, completions, workovers and well integrity much closer and enable It, under harsh market conditions, to provide the industry the services it needs."
David Khemakhem
Subsurface Support Manager
Conference Co-Chairperson