Technical Dissemination & CPG
SPE-KSA section provides its members with a wide range of technical events and activities staying true to its commitment to stimulate technical advancements and innovation in the industry. This is accomplished through exhibitions, technical meetings, courses, workshops, paper contests, and much more. All of which provide members with the opportunity and advantage of learning from industry leaders, professionals, and experts in their respective fields.
SPE is the largest individual-member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry. It has more than 143,000 members in 147 countries that participate in 199 sections. The society sponsors more than 140 conferences, exhibitions, forums and workshops each year. SPE-KSA Section is the recipient of the “SPE President’s Award for Section Excellence” for 9 consecutive years (2008 – 2016). Our section is considered one of the largest and most decorated SPE sections in the world with more than 9500 members.
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Outside of technical dissemination, our section is committed to engage with our members, community, and the general public through less formal means, this includes interactions through social events and activities, outreach to students, and in the form of articles and features in our very own publication.
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The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a non-profit professional organization created with two key specific objectives. The first core purpose is to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge connected with the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas resources and related technologies for key stakeholder benefit. The second deliverable is to provide a range of opportunities for professionals and students alike to enhance their technical knowledge and performance with the purpose of enhancing their future career aspirations and growth potential.
KFUPM students participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities through the KFUPM SPE Student Chapter, a student body which functions under the auspices of the SPE International. The chapter's objectives are of a technical as well as a social nature as it provides the student an opportunity to share knowledge and experience with fellow members. Arranging excursions to industrial sites and operations, arid organizing seminars represent a few of the chapter's technical activities. Cultural events include students' get-together, picnics, sports activities and participation in the annual career day at KFUPM.
The SPE Student Chapter in King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, was found in June 1996. The chapter consists of more than 400 members, not only students but also young professionals, professionals, and professors.
Who We Are
President, SPE Student Chapter
Treasurer, SPE Student Chapter
Secretary, SPE Student Chapter
Program Chairperson, SPE Student Chapter
Membership Chairperson, SPE Student Chapter
Vice President, SPE Student Chapter
Dr. Rahul N. Gajbhiye
Faculty Advisor, SPE Student Chapter
Dr. Khaled Abdelgawad
Consultant, SPE Student Chapter
The chapter aims to give university students and its members an enhanced understanding of the oil and gas industry by exposing them to new technology and developments in the field of the petroleum industry. We achieve this by conducting seminars by industry professionals, arranging trips to field locations and facilitating students’ participation in industry conferences.
A second aim of the SPE – KFUPM Student Chapter is to inculcate in students’ teamwork skills, communication skills, and a spirit of volunteerism to prepare the students for their future as industry professionals.
The main mission of the chapter is to expose students to the SPE, promote members’ creativity, emphasize the role of petroleum engineering in society, support the local SPE section and local companies, and cultivate technical and personal skills development among members.
The chapter's vision is to exceed expectations in serving out student community, society and become an outstanding student chapter and stay as one.
Join us and APPLY through the website: http://www.spe.org/
eMentorship is a distance mentoring program that enables participants to communicate at their convenience and across different time zones. The program also gives SPE members a chance to contribute to the E&P industry by sharing industry insights and practical career advice with young professionals, or by helping university students with academic and career direction. Young professionals also have the unique opportunity to serve as mentors to students. It’s easy to communicate via email, Skype, LinkedIn or other social media. The SPE-KFUPM Student Chapter attended the first meeting for the eMentorship Program held in Petroleum Engineering Department at KFUPM on Feb. 2016.