SPE-KSA section in brief 

Akram Al-Barghouti, SPE-KSA Memberships Chairperson 

History & Background

SPE is the Society for Petroleum Engineers, the largest non-profit association serving professionals working in the oil and gas industry in over 147 countries. The society was officially founded in 1957, with its predecessor organization dating back to the birth of the oil industry in the late 1880s. Since its founding, the mission of SPE has been to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas resources and related technologies for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.

SPE-KSA Membership Growth

SPE-KSA is the largest section worldwide, serving over 11,000 members. It is one of the 203 sections worldwide. Figure 1 demonstrates the growth in SPE-KSA’s membership in the past ten years. The section has experienced continuous growth since 2009. Members have grown more than five times from 2,034 to 11,220 members during that period.

Figure 1. SPE-KSA Professional Members Number from 2011-2021

As of July 2021, SPE-KSA became the largest section in the world


Figure 2. SPE Members by Section
Amin H. Nasser, Saudi Aramco’s President & CEO



“The Saudi Section of SPE has not only thrived over the last 60 years, in the process, you have become the Number 1 SPE section outside of the United States!”





Fun Fact: Approximately 10.5% of Saudi Aramco employees are SPE members, and they constitute 74% of the entire SPE-KSA section.

Membership Benefits 

Members enjoy access and exclusive discounts on SPE-sponsored conferences, exhibitions, forums, and workshops. In addition to journals, reference books, and tools. Moreover, members get the chance to expand their professional network through SPE-KSA local events, meetings, and activities.

For further information, contact the SPE-KSA section membership chairperson, Mr. Akram Al-Barghouti at [email protected]

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