Chairman's Message

2017 - Way Forward

Dear SPE Section Members & Officers, 


The Northern Emirates Section is calling for nominations to elect Section officers for the 2017 - 2018 term. 

Here are the vacancies: 

Membership / Sponsorship Chairperson - Badly needed. 


Treasurer  - Badly needed.

Liaison Young Professional  - YP Section is almost dead. Need someone to take the lead.

Internet Committee Member  - Website, Facebook Page and LinkedIn Page needs an administrator.

Publications Mentor  - Newsletter expert - Distributor -

Broadcast Email Administrator  

We would also appreciate if a member from following firm(s) can stand up and act as Focal Point between SPE NE and Company's active SPE members and senior managementpedro in order to engage and bridge the gap. We will have tremendous opportunities where Technical Knowledge will be shared across all product lines/disciplines from reservoir to completions etc. 

Dubai Petroleum - DNO - Weatherford - Halliburton - Schlumberger - Baker Hughes - Shell - SPD - SAKSON - PETRONAS - ExXon - bp - OMV - GE - Petrofac - Shelf Drilling - Dana Gas - Dragon Oil - Crescent Petroleum - Oilserv etc. 

The Section continues to enjoy the support of the following Officers & Directors: 

Oumer Tahir, TSM MENA OCTG - Hunting Energy Services. Director SPE NE Section.  

James Barry, EH Manager - Turbo-Chem International. Chairman - SPE NE Section.

Pedro Saldungaray - MEA Manager - Carbo Ceramics  - Program Chairman - SPE NE Section.

Dale Zankl - MD - Caprock Energy Consultants - Program Co-Chairman - SPE NE Section.


Nominees must reside in the northern Emirates region and must be current members of SPE. All members qualify for election and can also nominate individuals for a specific vacancy. The deadline to submit nominations is 30th January, 2017. 

To Nominate 

Send email to James Barry / Oumer Tahir at / along with your SPE membership number.

Review the qualifications for the open positions at


About the Board of Directors 

SPE NE section composed of SPE member residing in the Dubai and the northern Emirates. Many of the members work in the national oil company and/or international service companies who have regional offices in Dubai and northern Emirates. The section also has members of international oil companies who are supporting other regional operations in the middle east by keeping a permanent presence in Dubai and/or northern Emirates. 

About the election process  

The nominating committee is chaired by the Chairman, and has in its membership current board members. The committee will communicate the names of the nominees to all SPE NE members on Sunday 5th February, 2017.

First meeting of elected members will be before the SPE NE DOGS night on 22nd February, 2017 at Emirates Golf Club at 5pm.

Please come forward and add value -

Looking forward to revive SPE NE Section this year and gain Global Recognition with Social, Technical, Corporate and Charity events...!

Best Regards, 

SPE NE Director & Executive Team