Qatar Shell hosted the third Board meeting for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Qatar Section, chaired by Sheikh Faisal bin Fahad Al-Thani, at Shell’s Doha headquarters.
SPE Qatar Section’s mission is to collect, disseminate and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources and related technologies for the public’s benefit. It also seeks to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.
In welcoming all the Board members, Rob Sherwin, General Manager of Corporate Affairs and Deputy Country Chair at Qatar Shell, said, “We are very pleased to host the third SPE Qatar Section Board meeting and engage with its members. At Shell, we are proud of our commitment to the SPE Qatar Section and the value it brings to our engineers. This is a great opportunity for industry experts to meet in order to share knowledge and best practices while developing SPE Qatar Section plans.”
Qatar Shell is an active SPE Qatar Section Board member. As a demonstration of its long-term commitment, Qatar Shell signed a three-year sponsorship with the SPE to support special activities and events organised by SPE Qatar Section.
During the meeting, SPE Qatar Section strategic plans and a 2016 schedule of events were discussed, as was the upcoming International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC), taking place in Doha in December 2015. Sheikh Faisal bin Fahad Al-Thani welcomed Exxon Mobil, Total, RasGas and Dolphin Energy representatives who just joined SPE Qatar Section Board for their first Board meeting.
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has more than 143,000 members in 147 countries participating in 199 sections and 337 university chapters. In Qatar, there are over 434 professional members and over 159 student members at Qatar University and Texas A&M University, Qatar. Members are united by the SPE vision to enable the global oil and gas exploration and production industry to share technical knowledge needed to meet the world’s energy needs in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.