Maher Rahayyem

SPE-KSA Executive Board Chairman

Dear valued reader,

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the SPE-KSA section. As we celebrate this milestone, let us reflect on the remarkable journey that has led us to this point. Established in January 1959 as the first section outside of the United States, SPE-KSA has demonstrated unwavering dedication to its mission, advancing the technical and professional competency of its esteemed members and reaching out to the broader community.

Throughout the decades, we have witnessed momentous achievements, groundbreaking discoveries, and transformative advancements in the energy sector. Our primary goal in SPE-KSA is to establish ourselves as pioneers within the energy sector, setting a precedent for sustainability and actively driving the digital shift. By creating a vibrant community that encourages knowledge sharing, social responsibility, and collaboration, we nurture an environment where ideas flourish, and excellence is sustained.

Looking ahead, our commitment remains steadfast in fostering professional growth, promoting innovation, and supporting our members in their pursuit of excellence. We continuously strive to equip our members with the necessary tools, insights, and platforms to navigate the future with confidence and success. The plans for 2023-2025 encompass a diverse range of programs and activities for knowledge exchange and networking opportunities. 

In commemorating these decades of service to our industry and community, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to everyone who has been part of our journey, past and present. We thank SPE-KSA sponsors, beneficiaries, members, and volunteers for their support, passion, and invaluable contributions that have propelled us forward and made a lasting impact on the energy industry. Together, we will shape the future, inspire generations to come, and uphold the legacy of excellence that defines the SPE-KSA section.

In this edition of SandRose, we are pleased to present diverse articles, highlighting key events and introducing new and revamped flagships that align with our mission, such as NMO, Growth Quest, and Spectrum. In addition to that, we are pleased to re-introduce the Human Capital Management Committee, previously known as Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), and introduce two newly established support groups: Admin Coordination and Logistics. 

On behalf of the executive board members, I extend a heartfelt welcome to you for the commencement of this new term and the exciting launch of SandRose Magazine’s first edition for this term. I express my deepest appreciation to the SandRose team and contributors for their dedication in writing and curating this edition. I eagerly anticipate the forthcoming magazine releases as we continue to embark on this exciting journey together.


SPE-KSA Executive Board Chairman 2023-2025