Meet our Executive Board


Dr. Mohammed Hamdan

2019 ATS&E Chairperson



Mohammed Al-Mishkhass

Trips & Social Activities Chairperson



Saad Almudara




Nassir Abalkhail

Technical Programs Chairperson



Othman Al-Qasim

Membership Chairperson



Abdullah Al-Mulhim

Event Management Chairperson



Mohammed Alnahas

Young Professionals Chairperson




Abdulrahman Alnaim

Information Technology Chairperson



Abdulrahman Almusare

Planning and Coordination Chairperson



Seba Al-Maghlouth

Student Outreach Chairperson



Hala Alhashmi

SandRose Magazine Editor in Chief



Abdulaziz Al-Suwailem

Public Relations Chairperson


SPE Mission, Vision & History

To collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources, and related technologies for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.

Enable the global oil and gas E&P industry to share technical knowledge needed to meet the world’s energy needs in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

In 1957, 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 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

Board Members

Our Board of Directors continue to invest their time and expertise in the stewardship of our section

Dr. Mohammed Al-Qahtani

Mr. Nasir Al-Naimi

Mr. Waleed Al-Mulhim

Mr. Khaled Al-Buraik

Mr. Abdul Hameed Al-Rushaid

Mr. Dawood Al-Dawood

Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Kaabi

Mr. Zaher Ibrahim

Mr. Samir Salous

Mr. Jim Hollingsworth

Mr. Ziad Jeha

Dr. Zeid Al-Ghareeb

Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors










History Of SPE-KSA Section’s Chairman Position From 1967-2016

2018-2019 Dr. Bander N. Al-Ghamdi
2017-2018 Dr. Zeid Al-Ghareeb
2016-2017 Mr. Fahad S. Al-Fassam
2015-2016 Mr. Fahad Al-Mutairi
2014-2015 Mr. Bandar Al-Khamies
2013-2014 Mr. Yousif Tahan
2012-2013 Mr. Abdullatif A. Al-Omair
2011-2012 Dr. Ghaitan Muntasheri
2010-2011 Mr. Abdulaziz A. Ajaji
2009-2010 Dr. Ashraf Tahini
2008-2009 Mrs. Hiba Dialdin
2007-2008 Dr. Sami A. Al-Neaim
2006-2007 Dr. Jamal A. Alkhonaifer
2005-2006 Dr. Nabeel I. Al-Afaleg
2003 Mr. Salam P. Salamy
2002 Mr. David G. Kersey
2001 Mr. Hussein A. Al-Ali
2000 Mr. Robert N. Dennis
1999 Mr. Ali N. Al-Shabeeb
1998 Mr. Gordon P. Tobert
1997 Mr. Ali H. Al-Hasan
1996 Mr. Abdulaziz A. Alabdulkarim
1995 Mr. Hussain A. Al-Faddagh
1994 Mr. Khalid A. Zainalabedin
1993 Mr. James P. Sizer
1992 Mr. Abdulla I. Al-Kubaisy
1991 Mr. Saad A. Turaiki
1990 Mr. Mohammed H. Al-Khatib
1989 Mr. Christopher Neale
1988 Mr. Kendall C. Reynolds
1987 Mr. Nadeem Parvez
1986 Mr. Michael A. Kasnick
1985 Mr. Michael C. Crowley
1984 Mr. Jerry R. Helbling
1983 Mr. Haider H. Al-Awami
1981 Mr. Donald G. Hatch
1980 Mr. Grant E. Robertson
1979 Mr. Robert F. Boggus
1978 Mr. James R. Mcintosh
1977 Mr. Abdul Karim Hedjazi
1976 Mr. Anthony B. Germani
1975 Mr. Albert K. Csaszar
1974 Mr. Bert H. Golding
1968 Mr. D. M. Brown