Engaging Professionals

SPE unites the expertise, enthusiasm and readiness of industry professionals to share knowledge and skills for the common good of the society and provide a unique opportunity to our members with different level of experience and background to try and develop their leadership skills by being engaged in brainstorming with experienced members of the society arranging and managing small and big scale events such as Distinguished Lectures, Annual Symposium, Technical Workshops, Research and Science programs.


Caspian Technical Conference and Exhibition 2015

The second SPE Annual Caspian Technical Conference and Exhibition, the largest technical conference of its type in Azerbaijan, has come to a close after three packed days. Over 500 industry professionals passed through the doors of the Fairmont Hotel, Flame Towers in Baku to hear from speakers drawn from the highest echelons of government, operators, service providers, advisory firms, and energy research companies, including Akif Alizadeh, President of the National Academy of Sciences, Natig Abbasov, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Academician Khoshbakht Yusifzadeh, First VicePresident, SOCAR and Martyn Smith, Vice-President Reservoir Development, BP to name a few. Twelve technical sessions across the conference programme focussed on the issues faced by the exploration and production (E&P) industry in Azerbaijan and the broader Caspian region. Thirty-six oral papers and 25 posters were presented, covering drilling and completions, reservoir description and dynamics, projects facilities and construction, production and operations, HSSE and social responsibility and management and information. Over the three days of the event, three high-level topical panel debates also took place, with senior participation from SOCAR, BP, ExxonMobil (George Bridges, Global Contract and Materials Manager), TANAP (Saltuk Düzyol, General Manager), TAP, Schlumberger (Gokhan Saygi, President Russia and Central Asia), KMG (John Denis, General Director SRI), Total (Sudaba Khalilov, HR Manager) and Halliburton among others.


Help the community and the industry to develop the local resources in various professional areas by encouraging and creating a space for inviting international experience to the country and tackle technical challenges that crop up in the field.


Ambassador Lecture Program

Not only students need development and support from the industry specialists but also, the young professionals who newly joined the industry are looking for the support from the more experienced industry specialists and experts. To fill in this gap we created Ambassador Lecture program that take place bi-monthly where senior industry specialist, expert or manager give a talk about the industry challenges, career opportunities and future trends in the business developments and technology.


Distinguished Lecturer Program

Each year, SPE selects a group of around 30 individuals who are experts in their field and capable speakers to share their expertise with SPE members through visits to local sections. The individuals are nominated by their peers, and selection by the Distinguished Lecturer (DL) Committee is a recognition of their expertise. SPE Azerbaijan Section has kept this tradition of hosting several Distinguished Lecturer sessions for the past 15 years. This year we successfully hosted 2 DL sessions in Khazar and SOCAR Higher Oil School Universities. These events provide excellent opportunity got the young professioanls and experienced specialists and managers to network with their peers, exchange and share the knowledge on the regional technical issues and benefit from each others experiences.


Dinner and Learn

Brings together industry specialist in informal environment to discuss and share their knowledge on specific challenges existing in the Oil and Gas Industry in Azerbaijan.

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