Director's Blog

Fareed AbdullaFareed Abdulla

SPE Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa

SPE events are not only valuable for knowledge sharing and learning, but also for networking and meeting your industry peers.

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Sudhir Vasudeva

SPE Regional Director, South Asia

Today I address you as former Chairman & Managing Director, ONGC as I laid my office on 28 February 2014 after completing nearly 38 years of active service in the oil and gas industry.

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New Sustainability Tool

The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) has developed a new tool for sharing best practices in sustainability in engineering education, mainly at the university level. It’s called SEEKRR, which stands for Sustainable Engineering Education Key Resource Repository. It includes what’s working across several disciplines and is a living database intended for additions. The AIME Sustainability Steering Committee will review submissions for inclusion. SPE’s point person on the committee is Johana Dunlop. Access the tool on the AIME website. If you’d like to learn more about the tool or the committee, contact AIME Executive Director, Michele Lawrie-Munro, at or 1-303-325-5185.


SPE Training Courses

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.

SPE offers more than 100 courses ranging from introductory to advanced, and covers the following technical disciplines:

  • Drilling and Completions 
  • Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility 
  • Management and Information 
  • Production and Operations 
  • Projects, Facilities, and Construction 
  • Reservoir Description and Dynamics 

To see the list of upcoming training courses in the Middle East, please click here.

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Calls for Papers

Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference
10–13 November 2014 | UAE
Deadline: 3 May

SPE Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Conference
8–11 March 2015 | Bahrain
Deadline: 15 May

SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition
8–10 December 2014 | Kuwait
Deadline: 25 May

SPE Middle East Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition 
26–28 January 2015 | Oman 
Deadline: 12 June

Calls for Speakers

SPE Large Scale Computing and Big Data Challenges in Reservoir Simulation Conference and Exhibition
15–17 September 2014 | Turkey
Deadline: 30 April