Saudi Aramco is participating as a Diamond Sponsor and exhibitor in the Society of Petroleum Engineers KSA section’s Annual Technical Symposium & Exhibition (ATS&E). The event is taking place at the Dhahran Expo exhibition center from April 23-26, with the theme of ‘where energy meets intelligence’ and will include a range of exhibitors, lectures, panel discussions and workshops in the field of petroleum engineering. The 2018 event is set to welcome more than 5,000 delegates, including international visitors and presenters. In addition to many subject matter experts from Saudi Aramco, Mohammed Al-Qahtani, Senior Vice President of Saudi Aramco – Upstream, is attending the ATS&E, and delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony on the evening of April 23.

Commenting on the company’s participation, Al-Qahtani said, “I am pleased to see this annual event continuously gaining momentum and attention here in the Kingdom. Saudi Aramco’s participation in this high-level symposium is part of the company’s efforts to promote and foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing among professionals in our industry. With its global reach, the SPE is truly helping to shape the industry’s future, and events such as the ATS&E are at the heart of how we can work together to achieve success.”

The Society of Petroleum Engineers International recently elected Dr Sami Al-Neaim, Manager of Saudi Aramco’s Petroleum Engineering Application Services Department, as the 2019 SPE President-elect. In addition, the Society has honored a number of Saudi Aramco professionals with SPE International Awards, including, in 2017, the SPE Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Amin Nasser, President and CEO of Saudi Aramco.