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SPE president-elect emphasises on sustainability

by Martin Menachery on Apr 15, 2017


Sami Al-Neaim, president-elect, Society of Petroleum Engineer.
Sami Al-Neaim, president-elect, Society of Petroleum Engineer.

The newly nominated president of the Society of Petroleum Engineers International, Saudi Aramco's Sami Al-Neaim, has pledged to better promote the industry's positive achievements on the world stage.

Al-Neaim said that he was honoured to be elected as SPE 2019 president. He wants to leverage the association to show how the efforts and investments the industry is making in the social responsibility programmes, in the education and social sectors, and on the environmental arena.

“There are good examples of the oil and gas industry considering the environment, such as the wildlife sanctuary at Shaybah and the work done for Manifa marine life,” Al-Neaim noted.

Al-Neaim said such examples of environmental stewardship should be highlighted to a global audience and that the industry should better showcase its efforts toward greener and cleaner energy sources.

Al-Neaim has been with Saudi Aramco for 30 years, working in reservoir engineering, production engineering, research and development, and the Upstream Computer Center. In his present role with the company, he is responsible for technical information technology support to all upstream operations, including exploration, drilling, production, reservoir engineering and facility design.

Al-Neaim has also published a number of technical papers, holds several patents related to well performance, and teaches petroleum engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.


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