Resilience

Editor-in-Chief: Yazeed Aldughaither

The official magazine of the SPE-KSA Section


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Letter from the Editor in-Chief
June 2024

Letter from the Editor in-Chief

SandRose Team
June 2024

SandRose Team

Letter from the Chairman
June 2024

Letter from the Chairman

SPE-KSA 2023-2025 Executive Board
June 2024

SPE-KSA 2023-2025 Executive Board

Celebrating 65 Years of SPE-KSA
June 2024

Celebrating 65 Years of SPE-KSA

As we look back towards our rich legacy at SPE-KSA on our 65th anniversary, we take this as an opportunity…

Amin Nasser Interview
June 2024

Amin Nasser Interview

What are some of the career experiences that helped you develop your own sense of resilience, and what did you…

Examining the Resilience of the Oil & Gas Industry
June 2024

Examining the Resilience of the Oil & Gas Industry

Ever since the commercialization of oil and gas through the drilling of the Drake well in Pennsylvania in 1859, hydrocarbons…

Noor Shabib Interview
June 2024

Noor Shabib Interview

Would you please give us an overview of the various roles and milestones in your professional career so far? I…

QEMSCAN assisted interpretation of imbibition capillary pressure for multi-porosity carbonate rocks
June 2024

QEMSCAN assisted interpretation of imbibition capillary pressure for multi-porosity carbonate rocks

Introduction The ability of an oil reservoir to hold oil and water within its pore structure is called capillary pressure…

Resilience Redefined: Lessons from an Award-Winning Digital Resilience Journey
June 2024

Resilience Redefined: Lessons from an Award-Winning Digital Resilience Journey

Thomas Edison’s timeless wisdom, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work,”…

Harnessing Geothermal Energy in Drilling Operations: A Sustainable Approach
June 2024

Harnessing Geothermal Energy in Drilling Operations: A Sustainable Approach

Abstract Drilling operations contain an often verlooked source of energy in the form of geothermally heated drilling fluids in drilling…

Three pillars of supply chain resiliency: Aramco’s Story
June 2024

Three pillars of supply chain resiliency: Aramco’s Story

Supply chain resilience used to denote effectively managing supply risks. But lately, the concept has come to mean much more…

SandRose Technical Paper Digest
June 2024

SandRose Technical Paper Digest

Curated by Deema Albeesh and Yazeed Aldughaither In this section, we curate a number of recommendations for technical papers from…

The Man in the Arena
June 2024

The Man in the Arena

The notion of resilience has become one of the buzzwords of the moment, and can be heard anywhere from the…

The Enduring Beauty & Resilience of the Arabic Language
June 2024

The Enduring Beauty & Resilience of the Arabic Language

To the unfamiliar ear, Arabic may seem like just a language, characterized by its distinctive sounds and complex script. Beneath…

Leveraging Hobbies for Professional Excellence
June 2024

Leveraging Hobbies for Professional Excellence

In the challenging field of the oil and gas industry, finding ways to stay sharp and inspired is crucial. As…

SPE-KSA Section Participation at IPTC 2024
June 2024

SPE-KSA Section Participation at IPTC 2024

Society of Petroleum Engineers, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia section (SPE-KSA), participated in IPTC 2024 which took place in Dhahran Expo…

Volunteers Spotlight
June 2024

Volunteers Spotlight

The volunteers of SPE-KSA (Society of Petroleum Engineers – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) play a vital role in the local…

Growth Quest: McKinsey Project Management Essentials Workshop
June 2024

Growth Quest: McKinsey Project Management Essentials Workshop

SPE-KSA Technical & Professional Programs Committee (T&PP) successfully conducted a workshop in collaboration with McKinsey & Company, under the title…

SPE-KSA Technical & Professional Program NMO Roundtable Discussion: AI for Net-Zero
June 2024

SPE-KSA Technical & Professional Program NMO Roundtable Discussion: AI for Net-Zero

“Can we train machines?”—a question that is considered to be obvious now— was a perplexing dilemma in the 1950s, reflecting…

ENERGY4ME certification workshop educates youth about the energy industry in IPTC 2024
June 2024

ENERGY4ME certification workshop educates youth about the energy industry in IPTC 2024

On Saturday, 3rd of February, 2024, Student Outreach Committee held the fifth Energy4me Program. The workshop introduced 30 industry professionals…

SPE-KSA’s T&SA Committee Delivers Eid Boxes to the Community
June 2024

SPE-KSA’s T&SA Committee Delivers Eid Boxes to the Community

SPE-KSA Trips and Social Activities (T&SA) Team successfully organized and held the “Eid Boxes” initiative on March 29th, 2024. The…

SPE-KSA Collaborates with Local Organizations to Distribute Ramadan Boxes
June 2024

SPE-KSA Collaborates with Local Organizations to Distribute Ramadan Boxes

SPE-KSA Trips and Social Activities (T&SA) Team in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development – Eastern…

SPE-KSA Arranges Ramadan Breakfast (Iftar) for Elderlies at Social Welfare House
June 2024

SPE-KSA Arranges Ramadan Breakfast (Iftar) for Elderlies at Social Welfare House

SPE-KSA Trips and Social Activities (T&SA) Team in collaboration with the Social Welfare House in Dammam delightfully organized and held…

SPE-KSA Contributes to Saudi Green Initiative with Tree-planting Campaign
June 2024

SPE-KSA Contributes to Saudi Green Initiative with Tree-planting Campaign

SPE-KSA Trips and Social Activities (T&SA) Team in collaboration with Saudi Aramco Trees and Green Parks Division and Eastern Province…

Mohammed Alyousef: Leading and Growing with SPE at KFUPM
June 2024

Mohammed Alyousef: Leading and Growing with SPE at KFUPM

What does SPE mean to you? Being the president of the SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) student chapter at KFUPM…

Raghad Hanbazazah: Leading and Growing with SPE at PMU
June 2024

Raghad Hanbazazah: Leading and Growing with SPE at PMU

What does SPE mean to you? Being the president of the SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) student chapter at KFUPM…

SandRose Reviews
June 2024

SandRose Reviews

By Basmah Alotaibi Senior Editor SandRose Magazine In this issue of SandRose Reviews, we delve into the dynamic theme of…

Sandrose Reader’s Lens
June 2024

Sandrose Reader’s Lens

IN THIS SECTION, WE PROUDLY SHARE PHOTO SUBMISSIONS FROM OUR VIBRANT COMMUNITY, BEAUTIFULLY ENCAPSULATING THEIR REMARKABLE TALENT FOR CAPTURING MOMENTS…

Call for Contributions
June 2024

Call for Contributions

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
February 2024

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

SandRose Team
February 2024

SandRose Team

Letter from the Chairman
February 2024

Letter from the Chairman

SPE-KSA 2023-2025 Executive Board
February 2024

SPE-KSA 2023-2025 Executive Board

SPE Awards
February 2024

SPE Awards

Navigating the Transition: Winds of Change in the Transportation Sector
February 2024

Navigating the Transition: Winds of Change in the Transportation Sector

By the SandRose Editorial Team It is no exaggeration to state that hydrocarbons have been one of the most pivotal…

SandRose Meets Yasser Mufti
February 2024

SandRose Meets Yasser Mufti

The SandRose team met with Mr. Yasser M. Mufti, who is the current Executive Vice President of Products & Customers…

Journey Toward the Commercialization & Design of a Wireline Tool
February 2024

Journey Toward the Commercialization & Design of a Wireline Tool

Saudi Aramco’s production engineers are always striving for excellence and innovations. The company’s Southern Area Production Engineering Department (SAPED) tailored…

SandRose Magazine Interview with Dr. Nihal Al Sabbagh: Pedestrian Mobility in Cities with Hot Climates
February 2024

SandRose Magazine Interview with Dr. Nihal Al Sabbagh: Pedestrian Mobility in Cities with Hot Climates

Would you please describe your academic and professional background, including what motivated you to pursue a career in the architecture…

Perforating for Stimulation: Techniques, Challenges, Considerations, and Efficient Workflows
February 2024

Perforating for Stimulation: Techniques, Challenges, Considerations, and Efficient Workflows

Other techniques include circular notching and hydro-mechanical casing cutter, ranging from classical to more contemporary approaches. Selecting the optimal perforation…

SandRose Technical Paper Digest
February 2024

SandRose Technical Paper Digest

Curated by Yazeed Aldughaither, Editor-in-Chief In this section, we curate a number of recommendations for technical papers from subject matter…

Unleashing the Power Within: Exploring the Dynamics of Human Capital Management
February 2024

Unleashing the Power Within: Exploring the Dynamics of Human Capital Management

In the commercial environment of today the success of a company depends on its capacity to harness and use its…

Celebrating Success: Highlights from PMU Student Chapter
February 2024

Celebrating Success: Highlights from PMU Student Chapter

Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University (PMU) continues to flourish, showcasing their commitment to fostering student engagement and professional development. One…

A Vibrant Beginning: SPE-KFU Student Chapter’s Dynamic Kickoff and Industry Immersion
February 2024

A Vibrant Beginning: SPE-KFU Student Chapter’s Dynamic Kickoff and Industry Immersion

SPE-KSA Celebrates 65-year Milestone Anniversary
February 2024

SPE-KSA Celebrates 65-year Milestone Anniversary

SPE-KSA Young Professionals Networking & Engagement: Insights – A Beacon of Knowledge Exchange and Networking
February 2024

SPE-KSA Young Professionals Networking & Engagement: Insights – A Beacon of Knowledge Exchange and Networking

Stay tuned for more exciting panel sessions to expand your horizons as the path continues to illuminate with professional and…

Effective Medication Depends on Efficient Communication By Sainul A. Parakkal, Rita J. Jabbour and Zakariya H. Dobayan
February 2024

Effective Medication Depends on Efficient Communication By Sainul A. Parakkal, Rita J. Jabbour and Zakariya H. Dobayan

By Sainul A. Parakkal, Rita J. Jabbour and Zakariya H. Dobayan Pharmacists worldwide play an essential role in the health…

SPE-KSA Technical & Professional Program Distinguished Lecturer Series Hosts Dr. Claudia Sorgi
February 2024

SPE-KSA Technical & Professional Program Distinguished Lecturer Series Hosts Dr. Claudia Sorgi

Dr. Sorgi, an esteemed figure in the field of theoretical and applied geomechanics, captivated the audience with her thought-provoking lecture…

SPE-KSA Technical & Professional Program NMO Roundtable Discussion: Leadership Journey  
February 2024

SPE-KSA Technical & Professional Program NMO Roundtable Discussion: Leadership Journey  

SPE-KSA Technical & Professional Program NMO Roundtable Discussion: Leadership Journey   By Rawan Tahifh & Faisal Aldossary, SPE-KSA T&PP Team Members…

A Thrilling Journey: The Community Championships 2023, a Total Treat!
February 2024

A Thrilling Journey: The Community Championships 2023, a Total Treat!

By Veronica Egbe, age 11, grade 6 One of the highlights was the specially designed course for kids, which I…

Learning Python
February 2024

Learning Python

Ali M. Alismail Drilling Engineer, Gas Drilling Engineering Department

A Geologist’s Search for the Lowest Spot in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
February 2024

A Geologist’s Search for the Lowest Spot in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Set Your Body in Motion with Power Yoga
February 2024

Set Your Body in Motion with Power Yoga

Shama Egbe, PhD Compliance Coordinator Upstream Business Support Department However, the reality was far from that. The journey to the…

Exploring the Expanse: Bold Steps Towards New Worlds
February 2024

Exploring the Expanse: Bold Steps Towards New Worlds

However, it is noteworthy that our first daring space missions have only occurred within the past half-century, which is but…

SandRose Reviews
February 2024

SandRose Reviews

By Yazeed Aldugahtither, Editor-in-Chief For this edition of SandRose Reviews, we bring you a diverse collection of media to explore…

Sandrose Reader’s Lens
February 2024

Sandrose Reader’s Lens

IN THIS SECTION, WE PROUDLY SHARE PHOTO SUBMISSIONS FROM OUR VIBRANT COMMUNITY, BEAUTIFULLY ENCAPSULATING THEIR REMARKABLE TALENT FOR CAPTURING MOMENTS…

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
July 2023

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Letter from the Chairman
July 2023

Letter from the Chairman

Developing the Next Generation of Talent within the Energy Industry: An Interview with SLB Chief People Officer, Carmen Rando Bejar
July 2023

Developing the Next Generation of Talent within the Energy Industry: An Interview with SLB Chief People Officer, Carmen Rando Bejar

The oil and gas industry is facing a number of challenges, including the need to balance increasing demand for energy…

Volunteers of the Year
July 2023

Volunteers of the Year

Over the past two years, SPE-KSA has launched many successful programs and initiatives giving back to its 12,000 members, the…

TAQA – Energy from Within – “Our People”
July 2023

TAQA – Energy from Within – “Our People”

The growth journey at TAQA began a few years ago with a well-defined strategy and key milestones to position the…

SPE-KSA’s T&PP March Dinner Meeting
July 2023

SPE-KSA’s T&PP March Dinner Meeting

On the 13th of March of 2023, SPE-KSA’s T&PP hosted its 4th dinner meeting featuring Sylvain Duranton, the Global Leader…

SPE-KSA’s T&PP January Dinner Meeting
July 2023

SPE-KSA’s T&PP January Dinner Meeting

On the 23rd of January of 2023, SPE-KSA’s T&PP hosted its 3rd dinner featuring the Chief Executive Officer of the…

SPE-KSA 2021-2023 End of Term Achievements
July 2023

SPE-KSA 2021-2023 End of Term Achievements

After a long and rewarding term, the SPE-KSA Executive Board will now pass the torch to its new members after…

SPE-KSA Member Spotlight
July 2023

SPE-KSA Member Spotlight

In this section, we select a distinguished member of the SPE-KSA community to highlight each issue. 

SPE-KSA’s Diversity and Inclusion Finale: Unlocking Human Energy
July 2023

SPE-KSA’s Diversity and Inclusion Finale: Unlocking Human Energy

By Danna Khattab, SPE-KSA D&I Publication Team As the SPE-KSA 2021-2023 term draws close, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee is…

Student Outreach SandRose Articles
July 2023

Student Outreach SandRose Articles

By Abdulrahim Mulhim SPE-KSA’s student outreach team’s exceptional work during the first quarter of 2023 paid its dividends by adding…

Career In Focus
July 2023

Career In Focus

Career In Focus In this edition of SandRose, we feature a professionals from the energy industry. We asked them a…

SandRose Technical Paper Digest
July 2023

SandRose Technical Paper Digest

Curated by Nora Hamidaddin, Associate Editor SandRose Magazine In this section, we curate a number of recommendations for technical papers…

SPE-KSA IT: Experience Safety with Virtual Reality
July 2023

SPE-KSA IT: Experience Safety with Virtual Reality

The Society of Petroleum Engineers, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia section (SPE-KSA) in collaboration with Upstream’s EXPEC Computer Center (ECC) and…

SPE-KSA Visit to Shaybah Wildlife Sanctuary
July 2023

SPE-KSA Visit to Shaybah Wildlife Sanctuary

SPE-KSA’s Trips and Social Activities Team arranged to visit Shaybah Wildlife Sanctuary on December 18th -19st, 2022. The visit included…

SandRose Reviews: SPE-KSA Executive Board Recommendations
July 2023

SandRose Reviews: SPE-KSA Executive Board Recommendations

For this edition of SandRose Reviews, we bring you a set of recommendations from some members of the SPE-KSA Executive…

SandRose Reviews
July 2023

SandRose Reviews

By Basmah Alotaibi and Faisal Al Hunaidi, Associate Editors SandRose Magazine  Welcome to this edition of SandRose Reviews! We are…

Frankenstein AI
July 2023

Frankenstein AI

By Muhammad Khakwani, Senior System Consultant at Saudi Aramco  One stormy evening in the early 1800s, on the shores of…

YLAB Global Leaders Dialogue with Mr. Abdulaziz Al-Gudaimi
July 2023

YLAB Global Leaders Dialogue with Mr. Abdulaziz Al-Gudaimi

The Young Leaders Advisory Board (YLAB) regularly arranges Global Leaders Dialogue events, which are a valuable opportunity for Saudi Aramco’s…

Food Allergies and Child Care
July 2023

Food Allergies and Child Care

By Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Food allergies have become increasingly prevalent among children, creating significant challenges for parents and healthcare…

SPE-KSA D&I: International Women’s Day Highlight
July 2023

SPE-KSA D&I: International Women’s Day Highlight

By Nora Alsudairi, SPE-KSA D&I Publications Team Women in STEM have made remarkable contributions to the fields of science, technology,…

The Prominent Role of Women in STEM: Breaking Barrier and Driving Innovations
July 2023

The Prominent Role of Women in STEM: Breaking Barrier and Driving Innovations

By Sarah Alaskar – SPE-KSA D&I Publication Team Member When thinking of the word scientist and engineer, an image of…

The Myth of Work-Life Balance
July 2023

The Myth of Work-Life Balance

The concept of work-life balance has been around for decades, but it is increasingly being seen as a myth. The…

SPE-KSA Student Chapter in Focus: King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
July 2023

SPE-KSA Student Chapter in Focus: King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

By Nasiru Salahu Muhammed – SPE-KFUPM board Member Chapter’s role By offering a variety of delivered activities, the SPE-KFUPM Student…

Proxy Modeling of Hydraulic Fractured Wells using Machine Learning and the Subsequant Transfer learning for Estimating of Half Fracture Length
July 2023

Proxy Modeling of Hydraulic Fractured Wells using Machine Learning and the Subsequant Transfer learning for Estimating of Half Fracture Length

 By Uchenna Odi , Aramco Americas,  Kola Ayeni , Nouf Alsulaiman , Karri Reddy ,Saudi Aramco, Kathy Ball ,Chevron),  Mustafa…

SPE-KSA’s T&PP May 2023 End-of-Term Dinner Meeting
June 2023

SPE-KSA’s T&PP May 2023 End-of-Term Dinner Meeting

By Abdullah Almubarak, SPE-KSA T&PP Team Member. On May 29th, 2023, SPE-KSA’s Technical and Professional Programs (T&PP) team hosted its…

Meet the Sandrose Team
December 2022

Meet the Sandrose Team