Energy Sustainability: The pride of the Oil & Gas Industry

When:  Apr 23, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM (ET)
Speaker: Sami Alnuaim (Aramco), SPE President

Time: Tuesday April 23, 2019, 11AM-1PM
Location: Schlumberger-Doll Research (1 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA, USA)
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Today, more that 50% of the global energy mix comes from oil and gas, with most projections seeing that percentage fall only slightly by 2040, but increasing in quantities (which what matters). Oil & Gas industry will remain a major contributor to the global economic growth, social development and lifestyle improvement, delivering the required global supply of energy in a very environmental responsible manner. Despite this fact, Oil & Gas industry is not getting equivalent credit and acknowledgment of its several stewardship initiatives and its positive impact on the global economy and societies. There is a need to reframe the concept of Oil & Gas sustainability with some effort to quantify the industry sustainability performance through a set of KPIs to enable the industry to correct the several misconceptions, improve its image and claim the missing pride, but also show at the same time its responsibility and accountability in developing its hydrocarbon resources. SPE is taking the lead on behalf of the industry to achieve this image transformation process. Furthermore, this presentation will describe a few of the significant sustainability challenges and address the industry’s ongoing commitment towards innovation and technological development that will enhance our performance. It will also address the industry pride and passion of the next generation that will be essential to deliver energy resources to the world through the concept of “citizen engineer”. 

Dr Sami Alnuaim has been with Saudi Aramco for 30 years, where he has worked in reservoir engineering, production engineering, research and development, and at the upstream computer center. He currently leads information technology support for all upstream operations, including drilling, production, reservoir engineering, and facility design.

He has a long history of service to SPE and is currently the 2019 SPE President. He has won several local, regional, and international awards. Alnuaim obtained BS and MS degrees from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, and a PhD degree from the University of Texas at Austin, all in petroleum engineering. He completed the Wharton Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania and the Advanced Asian Business and Culture Program at Pennsylvania State University.


Schlumberger-Doll Research
1 Hampshire St
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States
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