SPE Middle East and North Africa

President's Column

Shauna Noonan

Strengthening the Quality of SPE’s Technical Content

Our Society has a wealth of technical content, and it is rapidly growing.
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IPTC 2020 to take place in Saudi Arabia for the first time in its history

The 12th edition of the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) will be held from 13–15 January 2020 at the Dhahran EXPO in Saudi Arabia. This will be the first international multi-disciplinary, inter-society oil and gas conference and exhibition to be held in Saudi Arabia. The conference agenda is packed with distinguished personalities speaking at the Opening Session, CEO Plenary Session, Executive Plenary Session, and Energy Think Tank Plenary Session. Global industry professionals will focus on various industry topics and trends spanning 100 technical sessions. Register before 29 November and save with the early bird fees.

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
  • Portugese

  • 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.

    Energizing Our Lives and Fueling Progress

    Consistent with our 2018 Strategic Plan, SPE has created a site for telling the important stories about how our industry is having a positive impact on people’s lives. Energizing Our Lives is a new section on SPE.org but soon will be a standalone website. It will bring together articles, videos, podcasts, and more from SPE and other sources. It will also feature posts from our new Fueling Progress blog, where we plan to feature stories of how our members and their companies have made a difference.

    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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