SPE-KSA Section - The Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition
2018 ATS&E

The Society of Petroleum Engineers – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Section (SPE –KSA) is proud to announce that the 2018 edition of its Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition (ATS&E) will be held at Dhahran expo, 23-26 April, 2018 & will have the following theme

ATS&E: where energy meets intelligence


2018 ATS&E Chairperson Message

On behalf of SPE-KSA, we are pleased to invite you and your organization to participate in this important technical venue. The 2018 SPE-KSA Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition (ATS&E) will be held from 23-26 April 2018 in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
ATS&E is the largest upstream technical gathering in Saudi Arabia, covering a wide spectrum of disciplines involved in exploration and production activities. Yearly, ATS&E draws together over 5,000 visitors from the industry and academia, providing an excellent platform for technology dissemination, knowledge sharing and collaboration at regional and global scales.

The ATS&E this year, where Energy Meets Intelligence, will shed light on the transformation into automation and intelligence in meeting global energy demands, highlighting innovation solutions in optimizing consumption and production costs and overcoming today’s dynamic challenges.
As the 2018 ATS&E Chairperson, it is my pleasure to invite you to submit your paper proposals to this highly regarded venue (Submit Abstract) and your organization to sponsor and an exhibit (Sponsor). Participating in ATS&E will provide a unique opportunity for you to exchange knowledge, network with field experts and professionals, and for your organization to showcase your new and emerging technologies in all fields of our energy which is transforming to smarter and more intelligent era.
We look forward to your participation and support in making 2018 ATS&E a success.
Thank you

Dr. Adel A. Al-Qahtani
2018 SPE-KSA ATS&E Chairperson


Why should you attend 2018 ATS&E?

ATS&E provides an opportunity to share and present your knowledge among peers, effectively network with industry leaders, and learn about the newest and greatest technology from peer reviewed papers. The ATS&E offers

  • More than 200 papers presented in 30+ sessions covering topics from Reservoirs Engineering to Energy Economics, and form Exploration and Appraisal to IR4.0.
  • 4 technical courses, 4 technical workshops and 4 soft-skills courses covering a wide range of SPE disciplines with rich and diverse topics focusing on our dynamic challenges and needs.
  • An exhibition that provides an opportunity to interact with different field professionals, gain access to cutting-edge developments, and examine latest practices and achievements. It’s a wonderful chance to gather amongst peers and colleagues in a fun, informative and interactive way.
  • An opening ceremony recognized as an international platform for oil and gas industry leaders, experts, and scholars to share cutting edge discoveries, innovative ideas, case histories, development projects and future strategies.
  • An executive panel session where global industry leaders discuss major topics in the oil and gas industry that revolve around the industry’s challenges, enablers, opportunities & strategies.

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Technical Program
Technical presentations & ePoster sessions
Oil & Gas Industry latest technologies & tools
Courses & Workshops
Technical and soft skills courses and workshops awarding PDH and CEU
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About ATS&E


The ATS&E represents the corner stone of SPE-KSA section’s activities and hosts its largest gathering over a span of 5 days. It facilitates the exchange of knowledge, display of innovative ideas and show case the latest technologies in the oil & gas industry and regarded as a renowned event for disseminating knowledge, promoting ideas and seizing opportunities. Since its inception in 1990, the symposium has gained remarkable significance; not only locally but even both regionally and internationally.

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