The volunteers of SPE-KSA (Society of Petroleum Engineers – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) play a vital role in the local community by organizing events, sharing knowledge, and supporting the professional development of members. This segment highlights the passion, dedication, and valuable contributions of the SPE-KSA volunteer base.

RAWAN TAHIFH

Petroleum Engineer
Saudi Aramco, Safaniya Reservoir Management Department Technical & Professional Programs

RAWAN TAHIFH

Petroleum Engineer
Saudi Aramco, Safaniya Reservoir Management Department Technical & Professional Programs

“Engaging with SPE-KSA has been a transformative experience, profoundly contributing to shaping my professional journey and fostering invaluable personal growth. Through its myriad opportunities and resources, SPE-KSA plays a pivotal role in enhancing technical aspects and refining essential soft skills crucial for success in the energy industry. SPE-KSA’s emphasis on professional development is instrumental in refining organizational and communication skills, empowering young professionals to navigate complex industry landscapes with precision and confidence. By participating in organizing workshops, discussion sessions, and networking events, I have gained practical insights and invaluable knowledge from seasoned professionals, contributing significantly to my professional growth. Moreover, SPE-KSA provides a supportive platform for young professionals to cultivate a robust professional network. Through interactions with industry peers and leaders, I have established meaningful connections that have broadened my horizons and unveiled new avenues for growth. Beyond professional development, SPE-KSA strongly emphasizes giving back to the community and driving positive change. Through its various outreach programs and mentorship initiatives, SPE-KSA enables professionals to leverage their expertise and support others, thereby contributing positively to the industry and broader societal framework. As I reflect on the opportunities afforded to me, I am grateful for SPE-KSA’s unwavering commitment to nurturing the growth and development of young professionals like myself, and I eagerly anticipate continuing my journey with SPE-KSA, contributing meaningfully to the industry while growing alongside this esteemed community in the future.”

NAYEF ALMOGBEL

Petroleum Engineer
Saudi Aramco, Southern Area Reservoir Management Department
Technical & Professional Programs

NAYEF ALMOGBEL

Petroleum Engineer
Saudi Aramco, Southern Area Reservoir Management Department
Technical & Professional Programs

“My journey with SPE-KSA is an immensely enriching experience that allows me to develop professionally and personally by deepening my knowledge and skills. By volunteering with SPE-KSA, I had the opportunity to connect with experienced professionals from various backgrounds, all while learning from the diverse perspectives and experiences of my fellow team members. The sense of shared purpose within SPE-KSA is profound, fostering a collaborative environment where everyone’s contributions are valued and celebrated. One of my unforgettable experiences with SPE-KSA was volunteering in the T&PP end-of-term dinner meeting of 2021-2023. Being part of the volunteering team during that event was an immensely fulfilling experience that allowed me to showcase my leadership skills while fostering community within the organization. Every aspect of the event presented unique challenges and opportunities for growth due to interacting with a diverse group of attendees and working with an amazing group of passionate people. SPE-KSA showed me that collaborating with fellow volunteers and industry experts strengthens our bonds and amplifies the impact of our collective efforts, giving me a sense of accomplishment and pride at the end of every event, which is truly unparalleled, reaffirming my passion for volunteering.”

GHAIDA ALJUHANI

Petroleum Engineer
Saudi Aramco, EXPEC Advanced Research Center
Logistics | Human Capital | Student Outreach

GHAIDA ALJUHANI

Petroleum Engineer
Saudi Aramco, EXPEC Advanced Research Center
Logistics | Human Capital | Student Outreach

“My involvement in volunteering with SPE-KSA has played a significant role in my leadership development, providing numerous opportunities to lead teams executing impactful initiatives and motivating fellow volunteers through diverse projects. Being entrusted by various SPE-KSA committees, such as Human Capital Management, Logistics, and Student Outreach, has been deeply fulfilling, allowing me to embody the organization’s values across various events and activities. This experience has been invaluable, igniting my passion for empowerment, influence, leadership, and collaboration and shaping my career path profoundly. Through this engagement, I’ve navigated complex challenges and fostered a steadfast commitment to serving both the organization and the wider community. Volunteering with SPE-KSA has enhanced my skills and enabled me to contribute meaningfully to impactful initiatives. Additionally, it has expanded my professional network, connecting me with individuals dedicated to positive societal change. The combined experience of leadership and community service has profoundly influenced my personal growth, sparking a desire for continuous learning and contribution. It has motivated me to pursue excellence in both my professional and community endeavors, empowering me to drive positive change within and beyond the organization.”

ASEEL ALNASER

Petroleum Engineer
Saudi Aramco, Southern Area Reservoir Management Department
Student Outreach

ASEEL ALNASER

Petroleum Engineer
Saudi Aramco, Southern Area Reservoir Management Department
Student Outreach

“Being a volunteer with SPE-KSA has been an immensely rewarding and enriching experience. Over the past three years, I had the privilege of working with multiple committees, including Student Outreach, Young Professionals, and Technical & Professional Programs. Engaging in the Student Outreach Committee allowed me to inspire and guide aspiring young talents, fostering their passion and potential in the industry. My involvement with the Technical & Professional Programs Committee has provided invaluable learning experiences, enhancing my skills and keeping me updated on industry trends. Each part of my involvement with SPE-KSA has enhanced my professional growth, allowing me to make meaningful contributions to the organizations and the wider community while expanding my expertise. The fulfillment derived from these volunteering opportunities goes beyond personal achievement, reinforcing the importance of giving back and nurturing the next generation of talent, especially with the Student Outreach Committee. I express my heartfelt gratitude to SPE-KSA for these opportunities and encourage young professionals in the industry to join the organization, where they can grow, learn, and contribute to the advancement of the field.”

DANAH ALBAHUSAIN

Data Scientist
Saudi Aramco, Petroleum Engineering Application Services Department
Human Capital Management | Public Relations

DANAH ALBAHUSAIN

Data Scientist
Saudi Aramco, Petroleum Engineering Application Services Department
Human Capital Management | Public Relations

“I joined SPE-KSA as a passing volunteer in March of 2023, partaking in T&PP’s last few technical dinner meetings for the past term. Although my involvement was brief, I quickly grew fond of the society’s mission and accomplishments. Inspired by my initial experience, I joined two committees in the following term, Human Capital Management and Public Relations, to continue contributing meaningfully to the society’s growth. Through these committees, I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with passion in fostering knowledge-sharing and building meaningful relationships. This sense of solidarity and shared purpose has instilled a deeper appreciation for the critical role in shaping this industry’s future. Coming from Aramco’s Digital & Information Technology admin area, with an academic background in Computer Science & AI, I initially felt disconnected from the oil and gas industry. My path to SPE-KSA seemed off-road; however, the society helped bridge the gaps in my role as a data scientist in this industry by exposing me to key transformations and forging connections with the people at its core. It brought me closer to the business I serve, and for that, I am grateful. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to Seba Almaghlouth, 2021-2023 Technical & Professional Programs Chairperson, whose guidance paved the way for my introduction to SPE-KSA and set me on this fulfilling journey.”

MISHAL ALSANA

Gas Reservoir Management Engineer
Saudi Aramco, Southern Area Gas Reservoir Management Department
Young Professionals | Event Management

MISHAL ALSANA

Gas Reservoir Management Engineer
Saudi Aramco, Southern Area Gas Reservoir Management Department
Young Professionals | Event Management

“During my exciting journey with SPE-KSA, in the last three years, I’ve been deeply engaged with three committees: Technical & Professional Programs, Young Professionals, and Event Management. My volunteering experience with SPE was eventful and enriching, providing substantial insights into handling large-scale events and managing the associated logistics. I honed my project management skills by planning and executing such events. My most recent role as a team lead of “Insights,” the newest SPE-KSA Young Professionals committee flagship program, poised to be a vibrant platform for knowledge exchange and networking for young professionals, was definitely memorable. I am passionate about connecting industry leaders in panel sessions with young professionals by offering diverse topics and speakers to cater to a broad spectrum of interests, fostering an enriching environment that empowers young professionals. If I would recommend one thing to any young professional in our industry, it would be volunteering within the SPE-KSA community. It serves as a platform for self-development by allowing them to gain communication, collaboration, networking, and project management skills, boosting their careers.”

ALIA ALZAYANI

Associate Engineer
Saudi Aramco, EXPEC Advanced Research Center
Public Relations

ALIA ALZAYANI

Associate Engineer
Saudi Aramco, EXPEC Advanced Research Center
Public Relations

“As a volunteer in public relations content and design for SPE-KSA, I had the honor of being part of an organization that has significantly influenced my personal and professional development. Within the Public Relations Committee, my main duty involved managing the organization’s digital image, ensuring its accomplishments reached a broader audience of professionals. The most rewarding part of my experience was the continuous opportunity to improve my skills and seek new areas for personal improvement. SPE-KSA gave me the tools and support to illuminate my path toward a brighter future in this dynamic industry. Volunteering with SPE-KSA was a tremendously enlightening experience that gave me a chance to learn new skills, meet new individuals, and make a big difference in various worthwhile initiatives that resonated deeply with me. I broadened my social circle and established meaningful relationships with passionate individuals committed to making a positive social effect due to this experience. The opportunity to work with like-minded people, share information, and contribute significantly to the community was invaluable. Along with widening my horizons, it gave me a strong sense of contentment and purpose. Serving as a volunteer for SPE-KSA is an experience that promoted both professional and personal development while having a noticeable impact on the energy industry.”

MUSTAFA KIDWAI

Petroleum Engineer
Saudi Aramco, Southern Area Reservoir Management Department
SandRose Magazine

MUSTAFA KIDWAI

Petroleum Engineer
Saudi Aramco, Southern Area Reservoir Management Department
SandRose Magazine

“Working in a company with deep roots in the local community, we are privileged with a bevy of opportunities to have a bearing on endeavors beyond the traditional scope of our work. Through my time in SPE-KSA over the past three years, I have had the chance to see firsthand the breadth of effort that goes into planning and organizing large-scale deliverables from scratch. My main avenue into this perspective has been SPE-KSA’s official publication, SandRose Magazine. Each edition of SandRose feels like an industrial factory where every member-led station works in tandem to feed the production line and deliver a pristine product. One of my frequently handled stations is the technical papers’ section, a veritable information goldmine. Through my exposure to technical papers, I continue to learn about the latest technologies in our industry and establish contact with subject matter experts who can help implement said technologies in my day-to-day work. In the previous SPE-KSA term, I was also allowed to work with the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, now known as the Human Capital Management Committee. This experience was just as enlightening as it featured a more event-based approach, thereby allowing the nurture of a different skill set. To this day, receiving printed versions of SandRose Magazine remains surreal because it serves as tangible proof of all the volunteers’ hard work. I look forward to keeping this momentum through this term and beyond.”

DALAL ALASKAR

Petroleum Engineer
Saudi Aramco, Northern Area Reservoir Management Department
Admin Coordination

DALAL ALASKAR

Petroleum Engineer
Saudi Aramco, Northern Area Reservoir Management Department
Admin Coordination

“As an active member and team leader within the SPE-KSA Admin Coordination Committee, I profoundly appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with a cohort of exceptionally talented professionals. Leading the Monthly Reports Team has been a significant responsibility and a privilege. Under my adept guidance, the team successfully delivered numerous comprehensive reports, each serving as a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence and meticulous attention to detail. These reports stand as indispensable assets for the SPE Board and upper management, offering invaluable insights into SPE-KSA activities while encapsulating the collective dedication of our team. Overseeing all reporting efforts for SPE-KSA has been a delight, allowing me to document our section’s progress and share our successes transparently with stakeholders. Collaborating with such a driven and motivated team has been profoundly enriching, and I am thankful for the opportunity to contribute to SPE-KSA’s continued success. Together, we are effecting tangible change, and I eagerly anticipate continuing our collective journey towards further growth and achievement.”

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