spe-intlThe Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) announced that SPE’s most prestigious conference will be held in the Middle East for the first time.

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) announced  its 2016 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) will be held in Dubai 26–28 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

“SPE’s membership is dispersed globally.  More than 11,000 of our professional members and 2,200 of our student members reside in the Middle East.,” said Jeff Spath, 2014 SPE President. “Dubai’s position as the crossroads of east and west make it an ideal meeting point for our global industry.”

ATCE brings together emerging technologies, state-of-the art innovation, leading-edge companies and organizations with an anticipated 10,000 attending engineers, scientists, managers, and executives connecting on technical topics and for networking opportunities. ATCE serves as the annual general meeting of SPE members where awards and recognitions are distributed to the industry’s technical leaders. Certification and training opportunities will also be offered. An exhibition of over 10,000 square meters will be available as well.

Khalid Zainalabedin with Saudi Aramco has been selected as the ATCE 2016 Program Chairperson to lead the program committee in developing an outstanding technical program.