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Welcome to SPE Qatar Section Webpage!

This website aims to provide the Qatar’s most comprehensive source of information about petroleum engineering, including news of forthcoming SPE meetings, seminars and workshops and details of support for students and the programs for young E&P professionals.The SPE Qatar Section works closely with industry, government, professional institutes and academia to advance the learning of its members in all aspects of the energy industry; offshore, onshore and internationally. Our aim is to enhance members' industry experience and help them achieve their true potential.

You are always welcome to join us and participate in our activities, bring new ideas and collaboration.

2015 SPE President

Helge Hove Haldorsen
Director General, Statoil Mexico 

Helge Hove Haldorsen currently serves as Director General, Statoil Mexico after serving as vice president of strategy and portfolio for Statoil North America in Houston, Texas. Prior to his tenure at Statoil, Haldorsen worked for Norsk Hydro in various roles, including chief reservoir engineer, vice president technology and competence, vice president exploration and research, senior vice president international exploration and production, and president Hydro Gulf of Mexico.

SPE Qatar Section Chairperson


Sh. Faisal Bin Fahad Al-Thani, Phd

Deputy Managing Director,

Maersk Oil Qatar AS 


Long serving chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Qatar Section and Board member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Chairman of Doha Petroleum Club.


  • The Qatar Section has earned the Gold Standard Award for 2015!


    The Qatar Section has earned the Gold Standard Award for 2015, in recognition of its exceptional programs in industry engagement, operations and planning, community involvement, professional development and innovation.
    Thank you...

Recent Blogs

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    As we all know, SPE is unique and it exits mainly for the benefits of its members, who are the owners and its major customers. The content for programs is developed mainly by members. We are operating an organization in which the owners, workers, and customers are all the same people: SPE members. Thousands of volunteers around the world provide the energy that makes the Society function. We are grateful to these members and encourage other members to consider volunteering. Contact SPE Qatar Section administrative executive Anna Shuknova at to let her know you are interested in volunteering for section activities.

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