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Fareed Abdulla

Fareed Abdulla
SPE Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa

As the end of the year approaches, 2015 has been an active and successful year for SPE, despite the slump in oil price. It’s all because of our committed and supportive members. You are the core of our society, and without that commitment, technical quality, and passion for excellence, SPE would not be in that position right now.

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John HoppeJohn Hoppe
SPE Regional Director, South Asia

As we gear up for new challenges and experiences heading towards a new year, I am pleased to share with you the success of the SPE Oil and Gas India Conference and Exhibition (OGIC) which has led us to end this year on a high note.

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Call For Papers 

Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE)
Dubai, UAE
26–28 September 2016
Deadline: 25 January 2016

SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition
Mangaf, Kuwait
6–8 December 2016
Deadline: 3 May 2016

Call for Speakers

SPE Symposium: Cyber Security and Business Resilience for the Oil and Gas Industry
Dubai, UAE
29–31 March 2016
Deadline: 20 February 2016

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SPE training courses cover a broad range of topics to meet the needs of the petroleum engineering professional. You will learn new methods, techniques, and best practices to deal more effectively with the technical challenges you face each day.

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