Oil and Gas
SPE workshops held in Bahrain
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) recently organised two workshops in Bahrain titled, Unconventionals in the Middle East: Potential, Challenges and Opportunities and Coiled Tubing Intervention— What is Next? at the Sofitel Zallaq Hotel, under the patronage of HE Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain and the Honorary President of SPE-Bahrain section.
The workshops are designed to provide a platform where local industry leaders and subject-matter experts share experiences, outline innovations and technology developments, as well as discuss technical challenges in an environment that encourages knowledgesharing and open dialogue. Hisham Zubari, Senior Advisor at the National Oil & Gas Authority, and Chairperson of SPE-Bahrain section said, “The workshops come at a time when this region started to look seriously into exploring the potential of unconventionals in line with worldwide trends especially in the west. The recent announcements by Saudi Arabia and Bahrain on their huge unconventionals discoveries have attracted the attention of the industry. These workshops will provide unique opportunities to network, disseminate knowledge, share best practices and lessons learnt.” The opening day began with a joint special keynote address by HE Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, followed by an executive plenary session titled, What are Unconventionals for the Middle East?, where industry experts shared their perspectives on what constitutes unconventional resources and how they differ in the Middle East. Both workshops brought together over 130 oil and gas professionals, providing an opportunity to network and develop relationships.