Our mission

Our Vision

To further establish our role as a leading society in the energy industry for technical and professional competence while maintaining our social responsibilities stewardship towards our community.

Executive Board

Maher Rahayyem

SPE-KSA Chairman

Chairman's Message

“as we transition into the new term, we recognize that our responsibilities extend beyond technical prowess. We stand firmly committed to our social responsibilities and stewardship towards our community. Our goal is to not only excel in the energy industry but also to lead by example in sustainability practices and embrace the digital transformation shaping our world…”

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Dr. Yara Al-Zahid
Technical & Professional Program Chairperson

Abdullah Al-Mubarak
Public Relations Chairperson

Khaled Abuzaid
Young Professionals Chairperson

Abdullah Al-Haji
Conference Management Chairperson

Afnan Al-Nahdi
Human Capital Management Chairperson

Abdulrahman Al-Rumaih
Student Outreach Chairperson

Lama Al-Barghouti
Trips & Social Activities Chairperson

Yazeed Al-Dughaither
SandRose Magazine Editor-in-Chief

Ahmed Al-Sunaidi
Information Technology Chairperson

Abdulaziz Al-Dossary
Event Management Chairperson

Akram Al-Barghouti
Membership Chairperson

Tariq Al-Harbi

Danna Khattab
Admin Coordination Officer

Mutlaq Al-Otaibi
Logistics Officer

Abdulrahman Al-Masare
Chairman Advisor


The Organization Was Officially Founded As SPE, A Constituent Society Of AIME. SPE Became a Separately Incorporated Organization In 1985.


Our history begins within the American Institute of Mining Engineers (AIME). AIME was founded in 1871 in Pennsylvania, USA, to advance the production of metals, minerals, and energy resources through the application of engineering. In 1913, a standing committee on oil and gas was created within AIME and proved to be the genesis of SPE. The Oil and Gas Committee of AIME soon evolved into the Petroleum Division of AIME as membership grew and as interest among the members was more clearly delineated among the mining, metallurgical, and petroleum specializations.


The petroleum membership of AIME grew significantly, leading to restructuring decisions that would shape the future of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.


The new society developed products and services to address the technical interests of its growing membership.


Membership grew rapidly, doubling by the end of the decade. The first Long Range Plan was implemented, and helped the Society map out its future for the decade to come.


The industry suffered a downturn and roughly half of all jobs were lost. However, SPE membership remained stable, even experiencing growth, throughout the decade.


SPE became more culturally diverse as the growth rate of international sections increased. SPE also became more technologically far-reaching with the introduction of international Forums and the launch of SPE.org.


SPE reached its highest number of members in its history, partly due to the high growth rate in the number of student members and chapters. Today SPE continues its constant search for new ways to meet member needs in all phases of their careers in all parts of the world