SPE Middle East and North Africa

President's Column

Shauna Noonan

Strengthening the Tools and Methods We Use To Disseminate Knowledge to Members

“To collect, exchange, and disseminate technical knowledge” are not only the first seven words of SPE’s mission, but also what our society has excelled at over its storied history.
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IPTC 2020 Receives Royal Patronage

The 12th edition of the flagship International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) will be held from 13–15 January 2020 at the Dhahran EXPO in Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense. Network and share ideas with more than 8,000 global oil and gas professionals at this prestigious conference where thought-leaders and, high-level experts will talk about relevant topics in today’s industry. Register today and view the full agenda

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.

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.

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 Talks To: Andrew Pepper


Listen in as Petroleum Geoscience innovator Andrew (Andy) Pepper joins The SPE Podcast this week with his take on how unconventional reservoir evaluation can be improved.

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
  • Portuguese

  • Industry Pride at ATCE


    From the Opening General Session at 2019 ATCE, Leigh Ann Russell of BP explains why she is proud of what our industry contributes to the world.

    For more about the contributions of our industry, check our new Energizing Our Lives pages.

    Natural Gas Helps Eliminate Energy Poverty

    With a staggering 1 billion people on the planet without access to electricity and clean cooking fuels, natural gas is one key solution to help lift these people out of poverty and improve their quality of life. Since 2000, the International Energy Agency reports that 26% of the gains in access have come from natural gas. And with new discoveries and facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa and other regions, the future has never looked brighter.

    Read more on SPE's new Fueling Progress Blog

    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.


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