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Fareed Abdulla

Khalid A. Zainalabedin
SPE Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa

Dear Industry Colleagues,

As the new SPE Regional Director, I would like to take this opportunity to thank my predecessor Mr. Fareed Abdulla and all of you for your hard work and dedication which has made this an exemplary region. Going forward, we will continue to improve excellence with strategies and a clearly defined vision to reach an even higher level of quality of service 

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John HoppeJohn Hoppe
SPE Regional Director, South Asia

Dear Industry Colleagues,

The first quarter of this year has given the oil and gas fraternity a chance to focus and think of new ideas to achieve perfection while striving for sustainability and efficiency through the current market situation.

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SPE Oil and Gas India Conference and Exhibition
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4–6 Apr 2017
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Introducing SPE's Members in Transition Toolkit

Through every industry cycle, SPE is steady and supportive. This toolkit provides information, resources, and programs to assist you, during the current downturn.

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2016 President Nathan Meehan "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"

"There are advantages to these stormy times. Instead of "chasing rigs" due to high activity levels, we have to innovate. We have to find new ways of solving problems, and we will do so. Our industry will succeed at any product price."

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