Largest section outside the US


60 Years in the Kingdom


More than 11,000 members

  • Enhance knowledge sharing and transfer platforms
  • Develop members technical, professional and leadership competence
  • Strengthen the local energy market integration with the global industry
  • Spread the culture of volunteerism among our community with focus on the youth

To further establish our role as a leading society in the energy industry for technical and professional competence while maintaining our social responsibilities stewardship towards our community.


  • 1957

    The Organization Was Officially Founded As SPE, A Constituent Society Of AIME. SPE Became A Separately Incorporated Organization In 1985.

    Our history begins within the American Institute of Mining Engineers (AIME). AIME was founded in 1871 in Pennsylvania, USA, to advance the production of metals, minerals, and energy resources through the application of engineering. In 1913, a standing committee on oil and gas was created within AIME and proved to be the genesis of SPE. The Oil and Gas Committee of AIME soon evolved into the Petroleum Division of AIME as membership grew and as interest among the members was more clearly delineated among the mining, metallurgical, and petroleum specializations.

  • 1950s

    The petroleum membership of AIME grew significantly, leading to restructuring decisions that would shape the future of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

  • 1960s

    The new society developed products and services to address the technical interests of its growing membership.

  • 1970s

    Membership grew rapidly, doubling by the end of the decade. The first Long Range Plan was implemented, and helped the Society map out its future for the decade to come.

  • 1980s

    The industry suffered a downturn and roughly half of all jobs were lost. However, SPE membership remained stable, even experiencing growth, throughout the decade.

  • 1990s

    SPE became more culturally diverse as the growth rate of international sections increased. SPE also became more technologically far-reaching with the introduction of international Forums and the launch of SPE.org.

  • 2000s

    SPE reached its highest number of members in its history, partly due to the high growth rate in the number of student members and chapters. Today SPE continues its constant search for new ways to meet member needs in all phases of their careers in all parts of the world

SPE-KSA Chairman

Dr. Ahmed Bubshait

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Board of Directors

Dr. Mohammed Al-Qahtani Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Nasir Al-Naimi Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Waleed Al-Mulhim Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Khaled Al-Buraik Director
Mr. Abdul Hameed Al-Rushaid Director
Mr. Dawood Al-Dawood Director
Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Kaabi Director
Mr. Abderrehmane Beloucif Director
Mr. Scott Regimbald Director
Mr. Jim Hollingsworth Director
Mr. Ziad Jeha Director
Mr. Khalid Nouh Director
Dr. Bandar Alghamdi Director

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Distinguished Lecturer Program

Focuses on technical knowledge sharing in various areas of our industry.

Dinner Meetings

Our main event, the jewel of the Technical & Professional Programs section, the Monthly Dinner Meetings.

Technical luncheons

Our team is planning to revitalize through a number of initiatives

Social Activities

Health, Wellness, & Safety activities

Environmental activities



  • Join more than 150,000 of the brightest minds in the oil and gas industry
  • Grow your technical skills at SPE international conferences, workshops and training courses at discounted rates exclusive from members
  • Receive discount on journals, reference books, One Petro and other SPE member’s tools
  • Participate and engage in SPE KSA local events, meetings and activities
  • Develop leadership skills through volunteering in SPE KSA teams

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