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Fareed Abdulla

Fareed Abdulla
SPE Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa

I enjoy the opportunity of communicating with all of you through these monthly messages. This is a great platform to reach out to all our Middle East professional members to share what we do.
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John HoppeJohn Hoppe
SPE Regional Director, South Asia

It is with great pleasure I announce to you that the fourth edition of the SPE Oil and Gas India Conference and Exhibition (OGIC) has received over 600 abstracts from 37 countries and 79 companies for the programme committee to rate and select.

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SPE Supports ADRAC 2015

The 4th Abu Dhabi International Research and Development Conference & Exhibition (ADRAC 2015) will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE from 24–26 May 2015 at the ADNEC exhibition center, sponsored by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and its’ Operating Companies (OPCOs) along with the Petroleum Institute (PI).

ADRAC's three-day programme focuses on the latest R&D findings, strategies, and initiatives in the energy world. Driven by an exhibition from academia to industry, a CTO summit with world-renowned leaders, international speakers, 40 posters and 12 technical sessions with 36 oral presentations selected by almost 100 subject matter experts, ADRAC will be the place for knowledge exchange and the driving force behind future R&D initiatives in the oil and gas industry.

Registration is FREE! Seats are limited and pre-registration is required. Book Your Place Today»
For more information, please visit www.adrac.info.

Call For Papers 

SPE/IADC Middle East Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition
26–28 January 2016 
Extended Deadline: 24 May 2015 

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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.

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SPE Collaborates with CCPS as a Supporting Organisation

The conference organiser, the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), welcomes SPE members to attend MEPSC from 19–21 May 2015 in Abu Dhabi at the special discounted rate.

Co-created by the ADNOC Group, MEPSC’s Host Sponsor and CCPS, the conference programme will focus on engineering practices and strategies that drive process industries to a zero harm culture.

CCPS experts and regional subject authorities will lead discussions ranging from management of change, incident management and business continuity, to inherently safer design and many others.

For more information on the preferential discount for SPE members and to view the full programme, visit www.mepsc.org.



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