Dear Reader,

It gives me great pleasure to present to you the final edition of SPE-KSA’s SandRose Magazine for the 2021-2023 term. This final issue is launched under the theme of “Human  Energy”, celebrating the industry’s greatest resources, its people, and the energy they put into providing the world with reliable and sustainable energy. For this special installment,  we address this theme with an exclusive interview on “Developing the Next Generation of Talent within the Energy Industry”  with SLB’s Chief People Officer (CPO), Carmen Rando Bejar. In this fifth and final issue, we feature some general interest and technical articles from the SPE-KSA community as well as highlighting some of our section’s events and activities.

In the spirit of celebrating “Human Energy”, we dedicated a page to celebrate some SPE-KSA volunteers for their outstanding contributions and efforts in making the 2021- 2023 term a memorable one. Additionally, we recap some key events and accomplishments from this term from sustaining the accomplishment of being the largest SPE section in the world and to continuing our record of excellence with award of the section excellence award for the 14th consecutive time, among launching the Diversity & Inclusion committee, reintroducing the Technical and Professional Programs dinner meetings, the expansion of Student Outreach and Young Processional development programs. 

To our valued sponsors, editors, readers,  and contributors, I thank you. Your interest in SandRose Magazine has allowed the magazine to grow since its inception in the early 2000s from a humble newsletter to a full-fledged magazine with a devoted following. I am excited to see what’s in store for the magazine. 

Finally, I’m also excited to pass the mantle to the incoming editor-in-chief and longtime editor, Yazeed Aldughaither. 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart 


Reem Alsadoun