The Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition (ATS&E) is considered a prime event that highlights the mission of the Society of Petroleum Engineers – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Section (SPE-KSA) in providing means for trading technical information concerning the oil and gas industry. Over the past couple of decades, this event has grown in size, representation, and importance to include the accepted papers in the SPE online e-library.

The symposium has been renowned as a key source for its technical sessions, publications, training courses and workshops. The symposium also shares the new technologies emerging the market of oil and gas industry, attracting people from different corporates around the region. It has reinforced the section’s relations with other SPE sections not just in the Middle Eastern region, but also with other sections worldwide. It has further been recognized through the years by the local and international oil and gas scientific communities and SPE International. The recognition of The Symposium by SPE International has led to acknowledge the accepted papers in the ATS&E by their inclusion in the SPE online e-library.

The 2016 ATS&E theme, “Marching Forward In A Dynamic Environment: Turning Challenges Into Opportunities”, which highlights best practices in the current dynamic environment in order to meet global energy demands through collaboration, leadership and strategic planning. The event will be held in Dhahran Expo, Dammam Saudi Arabia on April 25-28, 2016. The Symposium this year features a rich program encompassing 4 pre-event courses, 4 pre-event workshops, 20 technical sessions, and a vibrant panel discussion. This program will be complemented by recognized keynote and distinguished speakers.