SPE Middle East and North Africa

President's Column

Sami Alnuaim

One Year of Sustainability Is Not Enough

I cannot believe that a year has passed since I was inaugurated as SPE president in Dallas last September. My term has passed at the speed of light as I have traveled all over the world meeting our members and representing SPE at conferences and other events.
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New HSE Technical Discipline Name

hse_discipline_100px Health, Safety, and Environment technical discipline is changing its name to Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability. This change showcases sustainability as one of SPE’s strategic priorities and demonstrates its importance to the industry. The newly updated technical discipline icons will remain the same. Learn More.

Volunteer Translators Sought

We are looking for members who are proficient in another language to help translate glossary terms, articles, and papers from English into other languages. Opportunities include:

  • Chinese
  • Russian
  • Portugese

    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.

  • Director's Blog

    Faisal N. Al-Nughaimish

    Faisal N. Al-Nughaimish

    Keeping 'SPE Strong' in our region

    I would like to start this quarterly message by welcoming our new SPE president Shauna Noonan, who has taken office during the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Calgary. She has a vast experience in the oil and gas industry that expands to more than 25 years and I am looking forward to collaborating with her to keep “SPE Strong” in our region through five focus areas.... Read more.

    SPE Launches Podcast Series


    SPE is pleased to announce the launch of our podcast series. We'll bring you a variety of topics from across SPE's vast universe of members, programmes, and topics. We will use the episode title to let you know which type of content to expect in that episode. Our plans include lots of interviews with industry experts, messages from SPE's President, member stories, and features on industry contributions to a more sustainable world, and much more. We plan to have a new episode every 1–2 weeks on Tuesdays.

    You can listen through your computer or download episodes from your favourite podcast platform. Subscribe so you'll get the latest episodes as they are available. And please share your ideas and feedback with us. We're looking forward to the possibilities that this new communication channel will provide.

    The Distinguished Lecturer Nomination Season is Now Open

    Do you know someone who is an authority in his or her field and an experienced public speaker? If so, submit a nomination for the SPE Distinguished Lecturer Programe. The deadline is 15 March 2020. Nominate a colleague today!

    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.

    SPE Certification & PE License: New Online Exam Review Course

    Expand your opportunities and education by obtaining the SPE Petroleum Engineering Certification or PE license. We have updated the 2013 version of the exam review course with new content and simple navigation. The revised course prepares you for new content recently added to the exam. Learn more and register now.

    Now Available: The SPE International App

    The New SPE International App allows you access to SPE anytime, anywhere. It has many great benefits: access to our widely used OnePetro® and PetroWiki® platforms, the latest content from SPE magazines and publications which you can tailor to your preferences, and global networking opportunities through SPE Connect. Download it now


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