Director's Blog

October 2014

Sudhir-VasudevaDear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to announce that the annual SPE Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia Regional Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner will take place on Tuesday, 9 December 2014—alongside the SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition. Following a detailed and rigorous selection process, the Regional Awards Committee analysed and ranked all the numerous outstanding nominations we received, with a dedicated effort that ended in the selection of the individuals and organisations that deserved this high distinction in 2014. The Regional Awards recognise those members who contributed exceptional service and leadership within SPE, as well those who made substantial contributions within their technical disciplines. Join us to celebrate our region’s technical, managerial, and service level, with that special shine that the merited pride from our awardees will bring.

In addition, we have an upcoming SPE workshop on Revitalisation of Mature Fields taking place in India for the first time from 3–5 December 2014 at Courtyard by Marriott in Ahmedabad. This workshop will bring together government, oil and gas companies, EPCs, oil field service operators, drilling companies, FPSO owners, technology and equipment providers, law, finance, and other key stakeholders to engage, exchange know-hows, and form strategic partnerships for capitalising on the region’s mature field investment opportunities. Visit the event website to register for this workshop or to find out more.

SPE brings back to you the fourth edition of the SPE Oil and Gas India Conference and Exhibition taking place 23–25 November 2015, at the Renaissance Hotel, Mumbai, India. The event will incorporate a high-quality, multi-disciplinary technical conference with an exhibition showcasing state-of-the-art, fit-for-purpose, and innovative technologies. An event dedicated to Indian oil and gas industry has never been more fundamental.

Last but not the least, I encourage all of you as members to volunteer your time and experience. By volunteering you can influence programmes and activities that drive our mission with your knowledge and experience; enhance your leadership skills; meet and work with other members from across the globe; contribute in your area of interest at both the local and international level. For more information or to become a volunteer, visit

I have been serving SPE for many years before the appointment of SPE South Asia Regional Director. As my term comes to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the SPE Board Members; the SPE Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia team; and all the sections and student chapters in India for their support, and request everyone to extend the same cooperation to the next regional director. This is just the start of a new path to contribute to SPE and the industry.

Best wishes,

Sudhir Vasudeva
SPE Regional Director
South Asia