Maher Rahayyem

Chairman SPE-KSA

Dear SPE-KSA community,

I hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. As we embark on a new chapter in the history of the SPE-KSA section, I am delighted and honored to serve as the Chairman for the 2023-2025 term. Before we set our sights on the future, I want to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the outgoing 2021-2023 committee and all the dedicated individuals who have contributed to our growth and success during the past two years.

Thanks to your collective efforts, we achieved a remarkable milestone in 2023, becoming the largest SPE section in the world. This accomplishment is a testament to the unwavering commitment and passion that define our community. Together, we have upheld SPE’s mission to promote knowledge dissemination and foster technical and professional excellence among our members.

However, 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.

In the 2023-2025 term, we are excited to introduce a host of innovative programs and initiatives, centered around three core themes: Digital Transformation,  Sustainability, and Energy. By harnessing the power of innovation, we aim to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the energy sector. Through sustainability initiatives, we pledge to play our part in protecting the environment and preserving natural resources. Furthermore, inclusivity lies at the heart of our vision, ensuring that every member of our diverse community feels valued, heard, and represented.

As we chart this new course together, I encourage you all to actively participate in the myriad opportunities that lie ahead. Your engagement, ideas, and feedback are crucial to the success of our endeavors. Together, we can build a stronger, more resilient SPE-KSA section that serves as a shining beacon of excellence within the global SPE community.

In this edition of SandRose Magazine, you will find thought-provoking technical articles, captivating stories of achievements, and inspiring testimonials from our members. We are also excited to showcase the efforts of our new Human Capital Committee and the Student Outreach Team, who are working diligently to make a positive impact.

Before I conclude, I must extend my heartfelt appreciation to the SandRose team and contributors for their dedication and hard work in bringing this magazine to life. Your passion for sharing knowledge and ideas shines through in every page.

Let us seize the opportunities that await us in the 2023-2025 term, united by our shared purpose and guided by the principles that define SPE’s legacy. Together, we will write the next chapter of our success story, leaving an indelible mark on our industry and our society.

Thank you for your unwavering support, and I eagerly anticipate the incredible journey that lies ahead.


Maher Rahayyem